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The Lincoln lawyer

by Connelly, Michael, 1956-

Format: Book on CD 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary
This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called "today's Dostoevsky of crime literature."

Mickey Haller is a 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Defending deadbeats is a way of life for Los Angeles attorney Michael Mickey Haller. Operating out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car (hence the moniker, Lincoln Lawyer ), Haller takes on the case of Louis Ross Roulet, a rich, young Beverly Hills realtor accused of beating a prostitute. Roulet's guilt or innocence is of little concern to Haller, who sees him as nothing more than a franchise, a client who can make him a lot of money over an extended period of time. But the deeper Haller digs, the more he suspects Roulet might have been framed. Links to a past case, which landed a client on Death Row, prompt the jaded lawyer to reassess his professional M.O. This is the first legal thriller for Connelly, author of the best-selling series featuring Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch and winner of every major prize in crime fiction. It has all the right stuff: a sinuous plot, crisp dialogue, and a roster of reprehensible characters (including a marijuana- and crystal meth-dealing biker and an internet con artist who steals credit card numbers through a tsunami relief fund). As the trial progresses, Mickey ponders the words of his late lawyer father, who knew the most frightening client of all was an innocent man. If . . . he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life. --Allison Block Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Attorney Mickey Haller, who's making his fourth appearance in Connelly's April novel, The Fifth Witness, got his start in this 2005 legal thriller, the audio version of which is being reprised to tie in with the Lionsgate film adaptation. Its return is welcome. The book about a defense attorney who uses a Lincoln town car for an office is richly plotted, humorous, suspenseful, and full of surprisingly human touches. It's also populated by a large cast of colorful characters that allow Adam Grupper the opportunity to strut his stuff, shifting effortlessly from gruff, hardcore bikers to Beverly Hills society matrons. But he really shines during the poignant scenes involving Haller and the client whose trial he lost and the highly charged confrontation scenes between him and the homicidal socialite playboy Louis Roulet whose trial he fears he may win. A Grand Central hardcover. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Mickey Haller series
Makes a brief appearance in "Nine Dragons" from the Harry Bosch series
#1 - The Lincoln lawyer
#2 - The Brass verdict
#3 - The Reversal
#4 - The Fifth witness
#5 - The Gods of guilt
#6 - The Crossing
Subjects Haller, Mickey (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Attorney and client -- Fiction.
Legal stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Hachette Audio,2005
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Grupper, Adam.
Hachette Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Adam Grupper.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781609417864
1609417860
9781600242472
1600242472
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