The Law of Innocence
INSPIRATION FOR THE ORIGINAL SERIES THE LINCOLN LAWYER – COMING SOON TO NETFLIX
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 there are serious problems hanging out in his back seat. In the beloved character’s first standalone 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.
L.A. defense attorney Mickey Haller takes on the hardest case of his career in bestseller Connelly's superlative seventh Lincoln Lawyer novel (following 2015's The Crossing). After the body of a career con artist is found in the trunk of Haller's Lincoln Towncar, he faces a first-degree murder rap. Opting to defend himself, Haller enlists his own legal defense team to assist. Half-brother Harry Bosch steps in to help investigate, and the unusual case leads to the port of Los Angeles and a biofuel company run by a recidivist criminal with mob ties whom Haller put away years earlier. Bosch suspects that the company is running a complex scam and double dipping on government subsidies payouts. Meanwhile, 2020 is off to a strange start with reports of a deadly virus in China that threatens to spread worldwide. The tension builds as Haller prepares for trial, and it becomes clear that he was framed by a much larger entity than he originally thought. This is a supremely intelligent, well-paced courtroom thriller by a modern master.
The story was pretty good and I am a LL fan. However, the gratuitous references to Trump and Trump supporters were unnecessary and took away from the story. Also, does no one go to church or have any morals?
The Law of Innocence
Too politically bias. If you’re looking to write a leftist book choose a different genre. Keep politics out if it. People use these books to escape the real world not hear your political narrative.
Stick to what you do best
I have loved every Connelly book until now. Reading good fiction is an escape. I was on board until jury selection. The Trump reference was derogatory and not necessary to the story. Haller making a note of a potential juror being a Trump supporter and therefore not worthy is insulting and just not relevant. Connelly is a successful writer and producer and doesn’t need to pander to the left or right to sell a story.