Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back on the job in this heart-stopping thriller from a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author.
“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” —Associated Press
On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch . . . in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).
A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick
A People Book of the Week Selection
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Michael Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer is finally back—and he’s in serious trouble. Police find a body in the trunk of Mickey Haller’s town car, making him the prime suspect. And, naturally, the stubborn attorney elects to represent himself, determined to prove not only his innocence but also the real killer’s identity. Connelly’s lovably bombastic hero goes through a lot in his first stand-alone thriller since 2013’s The Gods of Guilt. But being behind bars is a humbling experience that mutes Mickey’s flamboyance and makes room for new characters who bring fascinating new dimensions to the story, along with a guest appearance from Mickey’s half-brother, Detective Harry Bosch. Peter Giles, a voice familiar to Connelly fans, plays the urgency of Mickey’s situation for all it’s worth, ratcheting up the suspense at every turn. One thing’s for certain: After this misadventure, Mickey will never be the same.
Better than you think!
If you read the reviews before reading a book than you’ll see a lot of people talking about “watching to much CNN” while writing this book. I STRONGLY disagree with that. The book talks about what COVID-19 was in the beginning of what it was. Referring to how Fox didn’t talk much about it because of Mr. Trumps comments about it, as well as a reference to the first impeachment trial. What the author does is keeps his books in the now area instead of making up a perfect world. He tells his stories where things are relevant as well as telling a story that is compelling in engaging. This book references another story, which just happens to be my other favorite story of hers. Although I feel he wrapped it up in the snap of a finger, this will go down as one I will listen to over and over again.
Imagine getting upset
I’m honestly laughing at the dumbf*^<$ who rated this book low because they didn’t agree with the reality of the pandemic in a jail. Go back to reading your Tom Clancy novels and pretend there’s no political bias there. This book is a good, not great, read/listen.
Keeps going to the same well
Just like the other books in the Lincoln lawyer series. Not very imaginative if it was not for the current events it just a rehashing of the previous books