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on January 27, 2012
John Lescroart's novel "The Hunter" features recurring character Wyatt Hunt and his San Francisco detective agency also known as the Hunt Club. In this novel Wyatt searches for his natural family, and like many families you have a skeleton or two banging around, in Wyatt's family the skeletons are of a more serious nature than that weird aunt, twice removed that used to live in the attic.
I have been a fan of Lescroart for many years. He consistently turns out well written books with interesting characters and detailed plots. His"good guy"characters are nice guys,not the dirty gritty characters that feature in many novels. Think Columbo rather than Sam Spade. His "bad guys",not many will spend time shedding tears over them. Lescroart doesn't need things to go boom in every other chapter to bring his readers into the story. My only complaint with "The Hunter" is that Wyatt seems a little less interesting than in previous novels. I have read Lescroart's other novels and have come across Wyatt and his club before. From those novels you have bits and pieces of information that sort of round out these characters but without that knowledge a first time reader might think less of the characters which would be unfortunate. Not all of Lescroart's novels feature Wyatt,try one of the Dimas Hardy novels.