The Mercy Rule

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Lescroart

Narrated By: David Colacci

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: November 2009

Duration: 18 hours 3 minutes


The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case. Vowing to spend more time with his family, Dismas is hesitant to represent Graham Russo, a could-have-been-great baseball player-turned-lawyer who is indicted for the murder of his father, Sal. Everyone close to the Russos knew that Sal was dying and that he needed morphine injections to ease his suffering. Graham admits to administering these injections, but insists he wasn't there the night of Sal's overdose. Was it suicide, mercy, or murder?


  • Jacqueline Martin

    Written perfectly kept me on the edge of my seat till the last chapter thank you for the great read and expertly narrated

  • nab6215

    I was so confused nearing the end of the book I wasn't sure who did what. One thing was for certain, no one should have been punished for "murdering" a man dying of a terminal brain tumor and advanced alzheimers who had a known DNR. I was glad to see things unravel for the judge, don't know why. Maybe it's one of those "down with the man" things. In the end it didn't seem like anyone was truly innocent.

Mercy Rule

by John Lescroart

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Mercy Rule, John Lescroart