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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
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Feb 21, 2012

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

Michael Connelly is terrific at crafting plots and creating believable characters who are flawed but incredibly likable. He has done it before with police detective Harry Bosch and has certainly done it again with hustling lawyer for the defense, Mickey Haller.

Along the way Connelly weaves in the stories of the prosecutors, the investigators, the defendants and recent and current events in the city of Los Angeles to make this a richly detailed and entertaining fast paced read. Mickey Haller is the lawyer that criminals and thugs seek out because he is so good at finding the flaw in the prosecution's case and exploiting it to get the best possible outcome for his clients.

Mick is always hustling to take care of his clients, be they drug dealing bikers, prostitutes or other unfortunate souls caught up in the seamier side of life. But the client that can put him on Easy Street financially, a wealthy realtor who is accused of murder, makes him see guilt and innocence through an entirely different lens.

Police detectives and prosecuting attorneys tend to look down their noses at defense attorneys who are as effective as Mickey Haller, because guilt or innocence is not a factor for Mickey...he is all about the details that can make or break a defense. Mick doesn't ask, and doesn't want to know, if a client is guilty or innocent of the crime he/she is accused of. Over the years he has come to see that as irrelevant to the work he does, and so when he realizes he has a client who is actually innocent, he must shift gears in his approach to justice, even if it means endangering himself, his career and his family.

The very readable Michael Connelly has done it again, and we can look forward to more from the Lincoln Lawyer, and I can hardly wait to check out The Brass Verdict!
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