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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
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Apr 03, 11

Read in April, 2011

In this court-room drama, Harry Bosch's half brother Mickey Haller, a sleazy defense lawyer works out of his Lincoln and handles the cases which involves drug-peddlers, prostitutes etc. He lands a big case in which a rich real-estate agent is accused of assaulting a woman with a deadly woman and sexual battery. The agent, Roulett protests innocence and at the first case the case seems to be an easy win for Haller who has all the tricks up his sleeve. But as things start tumbling out of the closet, Haller realizes that 'nothing is as scary as an innocent man'!

Well, to put in short, this is Michael Connelly's first legal drama. But he has excelled in this attempt. I must say the characters in the plot are compelling and having created Haller in a way antagonistic to Bosch, he succeeds in portraying the stand of many lawyers who take up law to exonerate the guilty. The situations where Mickey faces a conflict of interest in his profession, whether to cross the 'aisle' of the moral code of ethics are too good!

Overall, a very good novel and a very enjoyable read.
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