There is no client as scary as an innocent man...
Mickey is a Lincoln Lawyer - a criminal defence attorney operating out of the back of his car, a Lincoln - taking whatever cases the system throws at him. He's been a defence lawyer for a long time, and he knows just how to work the legal system. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller gets his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence's side, and Haller might even be in the rare position of defending a client who is actually innocent.
But then the case starts to fall apart. And neither the suspect nor the victim are quite who they seem, and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, you might just end up as prey...
Connelly's first legal thriller has gotten virtually universal raves for its courage, plotting and humor and those qualities also make the audio version a triumph. Grupper vividly brings to life Connelly's large cast of characters: from the shrewd, hard-working criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller whose office is the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car and who spends his advertising budget in the Yellow Pages to the sleazy collection of biker outlaws, con artists and prostitutes who make up most of his clients. Grupper is especially subtle as he reads the words of Louis Ross Roulet, a Beverly Hills real estate agent charged with attempted murder a character whose guilt and motives darken at every appearance. Haller distrusts Roulet almost immediately, but he also sees the man's wealthy mother as the source of the long-running financial franchise every criminal lawyer longs for. Grupper's take on Connelly's scenes between Haller and Roulet is taut and fascinating: an audio tour-de-force of the highest order. Equally compelling are Haller's scenes with his two ex-wives; his friend and investigator; and a compelling client from the past who went to prison because Mickey couldn't believe he was innocent. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 5).
As good as Grisham
As someone who has read most the John Grisham books I came across Michael Connelly by chance but his books are as good.
This book takes you back to the early days and you get a real feel of the characters and the plot really flows.
Really good and well worth a read.
An amazing ride ! What a fantastic novel.As a lawyer myself , I was gripped from beginning to end.Well worth a read.
It’s a great book…..
I love this book. It’s entertaining, easy to read and has a great storyline. I’ve read it loads of times (because I enjoy revisiting old friends). If you’ve not read anything by this author then give this a go.