Defense attorney Mickey Haller and Detective Harry Bosch must either work together or die as they investigate a Hollywood lawyer's murder in this "epic page-turner" (Library Journal).
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, is sure to be his biggest book yet.
Bestseller Connelly delivers one of his most intricate plots to date in his 20th book, a beautifully executed crime thriller. When L.A. lawyer Mickey Haller, last seen in The Lincoln Lawyer (2005), inherits the practice and caseload of a fellow defense attorney, Jerry Vincent, who's been murdered, the high-profile double-homicide case against famed Hollywood producer Walter Elliot, accused of shooting his wife and her alleged lover, takes top priority. As Haller scrambles to build a defense, he butts heads with LAPD Det. Harry Bosch, the stalwart hero of Connelly's long-running series (The Black Echo, etc.), who's working Vincent's murder. When Haller realizes that the Elliot affair is bigger than simply a jealous husband killing his cheating wife, he and Bosch grudgingly agree to work together to solve what could be the biggest case in both their careers. Bosch might have met his match in the wily Haller, and readers will delight in their sparring. 10-city author tour.
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The Brass Verdict
Beautifully constructed. A thrilling book from start to finish. A jigsaw puzzle unfolding filled with suspense and surprises until the end. I envy all new readers. Be prepared for late nights as you won't want to put this down. Just fantastic.
Some Trials have Interesting Endings
Excellent murder and trial case. Many interesting transitions. Surprises throughout. Numerous ending scenarios go thru your head and then the BIG surprise comes. Great ending.
Best book yet!!!
I felt like every book before this one was starting to become a repeat, but at the same time got to know Bosch's character better. My interest was waning until this book. I was confused to begin with since it wasn't the typical Bosch story, but at the same time I was excited - BECAUSE - it wasn't the same Bosch story. The end totally blew me me away!! Thank you Michael, I'm still behind about a decade at this point, but I hope to experience more of the same! (ps - I am conflicted with the televised series... mixes a lot up, watched 3 episodes and may watch in the future... I prefer to stick to the books... the actor selected doesn't fit my image of Bosch (no disrespect ;-), and the timeline messes w/ my mind. But I'm generally either the books or the series type person - not both - since you can't measure one vs the other.