The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller #1)
In the first-ever legal thriller by crime novelist Michael Connelly, author of the bestselling Harry Bosch saga (The Closers, The Narrows, Lost Light, et al.), ethically ambiguous defense attorney Mickey Haller's search for innocence in a high-profile case involving a young Beverly Hills playboy leads him to the ultimate evil...
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To me it was one of the best books I've read in a long time and a first for me reading Michael Connelly. I've seen his name and books but never been too interested in the hyped and hightly marketed authors which I thought defined Connelly. I was just plain wrong. Connelly writes like I like and enjoy. He writes like a professional, clear a...more
All in all, I liked this book. My problem with it was that I just couldn't stand the major character who I hesitate to call a hero. Mickey Haller is a defense attorney who owns four Lincoln Town Cars which he bought at once when he had a big-paying c...more
That's not writing, it's a regurgitating a cliche, and this book is litter with them, like confetti at New Year's Eve. The trouble is that the over use of cliched speeches and actions obscure a page turner, a novel decked out with top flight characters and scenes place it on the top shelf of its genre. Overall, the book is worth reading, but you'll have to fight the cliche gag reflex at least a...more
What can I say I like lawyer movies, and I like movies starring Matthew McConaughey, and I like movies starring Mr. McConaughey as a lawyer. I enjoyed the twists and turns the story took and wasn't sure they'd be as interesting in a book.
The thing is that while the book do...more
But the trailer, which depicted criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller getting caught in a web of murder...more
when he was virtually unknown I had somehow heard about him and loved
his first Harry Bosch novel The Black Echo. In fact, I still have a print of Hopper's famous Nighthawks on my wall, which I was inspired to buy because of that novel.
I continued to follow Bosch through a few more novels, and they began to pale for me somewhere around The Concrete Blond.
Then came a new character with The Poet, which was fantastic. There were...more
The Lincoln Lawyer, a legal thriller, departs both in character and genre from Connelly's crime-fiction series starring Harry Bosch. As it turns out, Bosch and Haller are half brothers__a convenient device to link the novel to Connelly's popular series. Critics agree that his new character__a man who finds holes in the system to aid guilty clients and is forced to question his own moral code__is just as compelling as Bosch. In fact, notes The Oregonian, the novel "seduces us into rooting for a g...more
Connelly has a taught thriller where the tension and the stakes are constantly going up. Mickey is a clever lawyer but sometimes too clever. His Golden Goose client turns out to be more than he had in mind.
Connelly shows that he is the master of the thri...more
I was surprised how much I liked "The Lincoln Lawyer", I can see why they made a movie. Mickey Haller is a defense attorney, but not a loveable curmudgeon like Andy Carpenter. Mickey Haller doesn't believe in truth, justice and the American way; he believes in getting paid. And using sleight of hand legal tricks to get his clients off or reduced sentences. With defense attorneys like Haller, I can see why police and prosecutors dislike them so much. But th...more
The primary reason for the lower rating was simply the language. There were a lot of swear words and crude language. Yes, I understand that this isn't a YA book, and I know what language is like in LA havin...more
From the outset we are sucked into Haller’s intense life, hardly stopping for breath between cases. We meet both his ex-wives: his first, a prosecutor, and his second, his case manager. Both are complex relationships that add real depth to the character, even if a little cliché.
So when I started reading the book, I expected the story to come back to me, but it didn't. No worries. This was a great tale about a lawyer who works out of his Lincoln (hence the title), and makes a living defending those who most people wouldn't mess with - the gang members, prostitutes, drug dealers, etc.
When he is called into service by the son of a...more
Connelly, M. (2005). The Lincoln Lawyer. New York: Warner Books.
Mickey Haller is a defense lawyer in Los Angeles who runs his office out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car. He has three others in storage because he gets a fleet rate when he buys that many at once, so after 50K miles he switches to the next one. Cool, but irrelevant to the case, Your Honor. His driver is an ex-drug dealer that he kept out of jail once. That's what he does, get bad guys off.
Haller has, like Pe...more
Micky Haller is a jaded defense lawyer. He mostly works with drug dealers, petty criminals, and whoever can pay his fees. However, he does have a soft spot for some former clients, one being a prostitute he had defended before and continues to do so pro-bono.
Haller is not a perfect hero. He def...more
Advisory Ms. Hanna
The Lincoln Lawyer Hachette Book Group, 2005,404 pages, $13.99
Michael Connelly ISBN 0-316-73493-4
Living from paycheck to paycheck is definitely not the way most people would wish to live, but Mickey Haller does that and now he has to defend a psychotic suspect for a rape case who will harm his family if things don’t go his way. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly is an incredibly intense book that is a battle of wits between the protagonist Mick...more
One of Haller’s fears is that someday he might defend an innocent man and not recognize it. Has that time finally arrived?
Married and divorced twice, a daughter, and still, jaded Mickey lives alone. That’s n...more
I gave this book 4 stars because...more
Mickey Haller is a busy, ballsy defense lawyer who while h...more
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teache...more