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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Sure, The Lincoln Lawyer was a popular movie. But, here we’re all about books. Have you read any of Michael Connelly’s novels?

Connelly’s Harry Bosch series is one of the best police procedural/mysteries being written. Connelly, a former newspaper reporter who covered the police beat, writes mysteries that are firmly rooted in the day-to-day reality of cops, criminals, and the lawyers who prosecute and defend those criminals. His books are laced with an authenticity that many police and crime novels lack.

The Lincoln Lawyer, not a Harry Bosch novel, introduces Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.

A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal – this time to save his own life.

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