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The Vig Themes

John Lescroart
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Themes

Racial Profiling

Hardy is told that Louis Baker wants to kill him and his ex-office mate, Rusty Ingraham. Hardy becomes obsessed with Baker's grudge against him, especially after Ingraham goes missing amidst a bloody murder scene at his barge. Hardy pushes Glitsky to arrest Baker, sure that Ingraham is dead and that he will be next. However, after Baker is arrested Hardy realizes that his perceptions were clouded by his fear and he might have focused on Baker because he was a black ex-con.

Glitsky worries that he too is unnecessarily focused on Baker. Glitsky knows that he is focused on Baker because of Hardy's concerns, but he is reluctant to charge Baker and wonders if this is because Baker is black. Glitsky does not want to charge a man simply because he has a record and because he is black. When Baker is eventually proven innocent of Ingraham's...

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