Books in 2009. It was fun to be reunited with the characters of Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky who I
have enjoyed for years. Much of the action took place in the vividly described chaos and horror of the
war in Iraq. I was engulfed in the story, I could not predict the turn of events, and the ending was
satisfying and completely fair to the readers. Now, I’m not just recommending John Lescroart’s
Betrayal, although I do recommend it highly, I am also commenting on my own behavior. Toward the
end of the book I found myself taking time to read my e-mail and putting the book down and trying,
unsuccessfully to guess the end. Much as I wanted to know the ending I stretched out my reading
because I wanted to savor the book, like a gourmet meal.