The Fifth Witness (Haller 4) The Fifth Witness (Haller 4)

The Fifth Witness (Haller 4‪)‬

A Lincoln Lawyer Case

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Publisher Description

Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. 


In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cut-backs. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it's about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming. Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey's for eight months, and so far he's stopped the bank from taking her house. But now the bank's CEO has been found beaten to death - and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
1 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Allen & Unwin
SELLER
Allen & Unwin Pty Limited
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

rhitc ,

Hot Rod Lincoln

Setting
LA in the aftermath of the great mortgage meltdown post-2008
Precis
Criminal defence jobs have dried up for our hero thanks to the great recession, but he’s developed a useful side hustle defending mortgagees against fraudulent dispossession from homes they can no longer afford. Then one of clients, a self-styled campaigner against greedy banks, is charged with murdering one for the aforementioned bankers. There follows a re-run of The Lincoln Lawyer (2005, and the movie with Matthew McConaughey) with an accused he doesn’t like, doesn’t believe, but defends to the best of his ability anyway, except she’s female this time, not male. Readers are reminded of Mr Haller’s part-Hispanic heritage as emphasised in the contemporary Prime Video version as distinct to the more familiar (to me at least) Matthew McConaughey big screen version. Social commentary from the little guy perspective on the subprime mortgage mess of the late 2000s also features.
Writing
Mr C’s writing has evolved (got better) with time and it’s interesting to read and compare the version from a dozen years ago with more recent efforts.
Bottom Line
Nothing new to see here really, but it’s still great. And I’m still hanging out for Mickey Haller #7 (due in November 2003)

Maddyjv ,

Unstoppable and so readable

Couldn’t stop reading - let all my priorities drop away to listen to Haller and his case - such a twist

Lesley-mary ,

Brilliant story

Brilliantly written, great ending.

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