“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” (Associated Press)
Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick
A People Book of the Week Selection
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).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Michael Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer is finally back—and there are serious problems hanging out in his back seat. In the beloved character’s first stand-alone thriller since The Gods of Guilt in 2013, police find a body in the trunk of Mickey Haller’s town car, and he’s their only suspect. Rejecting conventional wisdom, Mickey elects to represent himself, determined to prove not only his innocence but also the identity of the real killer. We’re not going to lie—Connelly’s lovably bombastic hero goes through a lot in this story. But the humbling experience of being behind bars mutes Mickey’s flamboyance and makes room for new characters, who each bring fascinating new dimensions to the story. We even get a fantastic guest appearance by Mickey’s half-brother, Detective Harry Bosch. It’s never clear where this bumpy road will ultimately lead, but one thing’s for certain: After this trip, Mickey will never be the same.
Customer ReviewsSee All
First half is a bit plodding, going deep in the legal details. It picks up and ends well.
Would have given 5 stars except for the trashing of my President Donald Trump as part of the story. No place for that in a book I purchase.
The law of innocence
The writing style is boring, and the subject matter is cartoonish in its attempts to make the travails of a criminal defense lawyer interesting. A disappointment for fans of Harry Bosch, a much more interesting protagonist.