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The Brass Verdict (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Michael Connelly

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Title:The Brass Verdict
Authors:Michael Connelly
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback
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Lawyer Mickey Haller has no office. He works out of the back Seat of his limo. In this novel he inherits the clients of a recently deceased lawyer. One client in particular becomes the focus of much of Haller's time. As he deals with an unexpectedly large workload after a year away from work, his main case brings him into contact, and conflict, with his half brother, Harry Bosch. ( )
  NapoABC | Apr 22, 2016 |
Less Bosch, more Mickey. ( )
  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
Micky Haller, Defense lawyer, takes on a high-profile case when the original lawyer is murdered in his car in the office parking garage. The case is about a famous movie director accused of murdering his wife and her lover. Mickey and his team work at finding out who's telling the truth and who's lying and why was the previous lawyer killed.

This is the first Micky Haller book I've read. I've read several of the Harry Bosch ones. Mickey Haller is likable and a bit brash. There was a lot of courtroom drama and defense strategy. Harry Bosch is included as a secondary character helping Mickey. I enjoyed the story but did find that the ending had to explain a bit too much about why the lawyer was murdered. ( )
  gaylebutz | Feb 26, 2016 |
this book explains the connection between Harry & Mickey ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
The second installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series, "The Brass Verdict" is sure to please fans of Michael Connelly. This book contained his two main characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, as well as a small appearance by crime beat reporter Jack McEvoy.

The book starts in 1992, when Mickey Haller was still at the public defender's office. Involved in a double murder trial, Haller has evidence that the prosecutor, Jerry Vincent, used some underhanded tactics in the trial. Vincent, knowing his career as a prosecutor would be finished if the information came to light, tried to make a deal with Mickey. However Haller went for the jugular and got his client an acquittal. Fast forward 15 years and believe it or not, Vincent and Haller are friends and stand in for each other when one cannot make it to court. Apparently, leaving the prosecutor's office was the best thing ever for Vincent's pocket book. He never would have been this well off if he had stayed.

Haller has taken a one year hiatus from practicing law (we later find for a drug dependency problem due to being shot in the previous book) and is thinking about coming back to work slowly when he is called into chief judge Mary Holder's office. She informs Mickey that Jerry Vincent had been murdered the previous night and that Jerry had named Mickey to inherit his law practice. Among Vincent's cases was the high profile murder case of studio mogul Walter Elliot, who stood accused of killing his wife and her lover at his Malibu beach house.

These cases, and especially the Elliot case, would set Mickey up quite nicely, although it was not really the slow comeback he had planned. He meets Harry Bosch, who is lead investigator on the Vincent murder, and soon begins their strange love-hate relationship. Vincent kept all his trial strategy on his laptop, along with hard copies in his briefcase, both of which were stolen after his murder. Mickey was forced to reconstruct Vincent's calendar from the case files in Vincent's office. Bosch is certain the key to Vincent's killing lies in one of the case files, but Mickey is unable (and unwilling) to breach the attorney-client privilege.

The main focus of the book was in fact the Elliot murder case. However, there was another case Mickey thought was somehow connected. He racked his brain until he finally found it. Also interesting was his handling of a one time professional surfer accused of theft, who Mickey ultimately hired to drive his Lincoln. Bosch's investigation of Vincent's murder was seamlessly integrated into the plot making this book a treat for both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch fans.

I took off one star because the ending came out of nowhere. Mickey had found the person pulling the strings with information received from Cisco, his investigator. This is fine except that information was never shared with the reader until Haller dropped his bomb. I like to try to solve mysteries along with the protagonist. I am not always good at it, but at least I like to give it a try. I felt cheated on this one because there was little chance of solving this without the crucial piece of evidence dropped on us at the end. I will admit it was a shocking ending, but not the way I prefer it being presented. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Jan 28, 2016 |
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Connelly, Michaelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pausch, Randysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peacock, Carosecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sparks, Nicholassecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.

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When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Mickey Haller (of "The Lincoln Lawyer" fame) inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next. Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.… (more)

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