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...
A veteran defen...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
Mickey Haller is a bright guy who works all of the angles. Mostly he represents drug dealers, prostitutes and other low-lifes, but except for t...more
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
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
Michael Connelly has taken The Lincoln Lawyer above and beyond most thrillers out th...more
This book is about a man who in many ways is nothing like me. I don't like the kind of music he likes. I probably would never espouse the belief and "ethical" system he does (view spoiler)[ though he does find himself rethinking parts of it later in the book (hide spoiler)]. I do...more
12/14/11. Finally getting around to writing a short note about my impression of this book. Seems I've been getting in a lot...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
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
Connelly clearly had a story to tell and one of my favorite things about the book is that he proceeded with effiency and direc...more
He is also a defense attorney which puts him at odds with a lot of people. His ex-wife (and mother of his daughter) works in the DA’s office as a prosecutor and finds his wheeling & dealing method of getting justice reprehensible even if she does know that the criminals need representation too. The police dislike him because they feel he works to put the...more
Connelly, Michael – Standalone
Little, Brown, 2005 – Hardcover
Attorney Mickey Haller does most of his work from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car. As a defense attorney, the ideal case is a franchise case, one that will pay big. He feels he's found that with his new client, Beverly Hills realtor Louis Roulet; accused of severely beating a woman. When Haller realizes the current victim looks very similar to the victim of a case from the p...more
The plot twists are well-crafted, and the writing practically punches up off the page. It’s an in-your-face read with an in-your-face main character that doesn’t manage to let go. With a Lincoln featured prominently in the...more
This is the first time ive read a court room drama, other than watching a few episodes of boston legal, and now it has become one of my favorite genres.
The book centres around criminal lawyer mickey haller (or matthew Mcconaughey as i would visualize him to be).
He is clever, sharp, witty, and a shrewd defense lawyer, the envy of many eyes. Easily despised by...more
And neither does The Lincoln Lawyer, but for the opposite reason - it's far better than The Poet. No problem turning the pages with this one...more
But the trailer, which depicted criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller getting caught in a web of murder...more
I enjoyed this. I was engaged throughout which surprised me. Normally I find most mysteries formulaic (slowly uncovering clues). This story felt different. I liked the process along the way. Mickey was a clever con man at times. For example, his client was worried about the press. So Mickey called over the man videotaping the courtroom process and asked what he would sell his...more
I also thought the book was incredibly suspenseful. Once I got about...more
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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