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Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Lincoln Lawyer (edition 2011)

by Michael Connelly

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Title:Lincoln Lawyer
Authors:Michael Connelly
Info:Orion (2011), Paperback, 480 pages
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Although my favorite M Connelly books have been Scarecrow and The Poet( Jack McEvoy), Harry Bosch and I have spent many compelling hours together.
Now Mickey Haller's book #1, The Lincoln Lawyer has proved to me that Connelly could successfully enter the realm of legal thrillers. ( )
  pennsylady | Jan 31, 2016 |
Faced paced,edge of the seat novel. Very very well written book. Outside of John Grisham i guess this Author scores great for Court Room Drama. Off to read his other books ;-) ( )
  _RSK | Jan 26, 2016 |
Attorney Mickey Haller has two ex-wives, five Lincolns, and a bungalow with a million dollar view of LA. He’s a successful defense attorney, though a little short of high-paying clients lately. But his luck changes when a bail bondsman he has on his “Christmas list” gives him a tip on a Beverly Hills playboy type who has just been arrested for attacking a woman at knifepoint. Louis hires Mickey and the roller coaster ride begins.

But Mickey begins to have his doubts that he’s in the right profession. He’s been neglecting his daughter at the expense of his career. He’d always been afraid he wouldn’t recognize the truly innocent client when he saw him, but maybe he should have been looking out for the truly evil one instead. And when a close friend is murdered, he knows he has to do something … even if it means losing his license to practice law.

Connelly is a master of the fast-paced thriller genre. The writing is tight and the surprises keep the reader off balance. Grupper does a wonderful job of performing this book on CD. His facility with different voices adds a lot to the action and drama. ( )
  BookConcierge | Jan 25, 2016 |
Not bad for listening to in the car. Kept my attention; a pretty good plot line and narrative voice (though relying too much on cliche). The characters were well-worn types rather than real people. Also, though the narrator keeps telling us how much he loves his daughter, there is precious little interaction between them and almost nothing about her character. ( )
  bibleblaster | Jan 23, 2016 |
Great story with the unexpected twists and turns. Adam Grupper is a excellent narrator and I will keep an eye out for more audiobooks narrated by Adam. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
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There is no client as scary as an innocent man. — J. Michael Haller, criminal defense attorney, Los Angeles, 1962
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0316734934, Hardcover)

Best-selling author Michael Connelly, whose character-driven literary mysteries have earned him a wide following, breaks from the gate in the over-crowded field of legal thrillers and leaves every other contender from Grisham to Turow in the dust with this tightly plotted, brilliantly paced, impossible-to-put-down novel.

Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen (in a nice twist, Cohen's gun, given to Dad then bequeathed to his son, plays a key role in the plot). But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially relevant when Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life."

Louis Roulet, Mickey's "franchise client" (so-called becaue he's able and willing to pay whatever his defense costs) seems to be the one his father warned him against, as well as being a few rungs higher on the socio-economic ladder than the drug dealers, homeboys, and motorcycle thugs who comprise Mickey's regular case load. But as the holes in Roulet's story tear Mickey's theory of the case to shreds, his thoughts turn more to Jesus Menendez, a former client convicted of a similar crime who's now languishing in San Quentin. Connelly tellingly delineates the code of legal ethics Mickey lives by: "It didn't matter...whether the defendant 'did it' or not. What mattered was the evidence against him--the proof--and if and how it could be neutralized. My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt." But by the time his client goes to trial, Mickey's feeling a few very reasonable doubts of his own.

While Mickey's courtroom pyrotechnics dazzle, his behind-the-scenes machinations and manipulations are even more incendiary in this taut, gripping novel, which showcases all of Connelly's literary gifts. There's not an excess sentence or padded paragraph in it--what there is, happily, is a character who, like Harry Bosch, deserves a franchise series of his own. --Jane Adams

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Representing the system's most unsavory characters in his work as a criminal defense lawyer, jaded attorney Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by sinister events that suggest the workings of a particularly evil perpetrator.… (more)

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