This is book number 13 in the Dismas Hardy series.
“John Lescroart's latest is as unforgettable as was his The 13th Juror, with killer pacing and smooth flow, a heart-in-your-throat trial, and a stunning resolution. And, behind it all, Baghdad by the Bay, a loving portrait of magical San Francisco, warts and all. Some authors are known for characters; some identified with place. John Lescroart excels at both.”
— Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ