Of course that scary remark will come sooner or later: 'You are not even my real dad.' A child that is denied something 'utterly' important, or is 'unfairly' disciplined tries to find hurting words and comes up with the ones she or he thinks are the worst.
We only get one Lescroart novel a year, and when it arrives it is a cause for excitement. I usually prefer the books about Dismas Hardy but this one on Hunt is one of Lescroart's best. He manages to make it his most complex and emotional story to date.