Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail.
Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).
©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette Audio
I've really enjoyed other Connelly books and was especially looking forward to another Mickey Haller book... though "The Lincoln Lawyer" was also a book about a trial, there was enough going on outside the courtroom to make it interesting. Not so with this book. I had to skim large portions just to get through it. Very boring unless you're riveted by every minute detail of what happens in a courtroom. The writing was very pedantic, too, which I don't expect at all from Connelly.
thesteamy he story was interesting
no I still Iike this type of books
the story seemed to drag on
Actually, I may listen to this again, which I don't normally do. I thought it was an interesting story line and enjoyed the twists and turns.
Definitely, Tony Roberts. The narrator was ok but the editing was disgusting. There were frequent stalls and voids, some lasting 5-10 seconds.
The story and the narrator are awesome! Another great Mickey Hollar story! Briliantly creative...I couldn't take my earbuds off!
FIGURING OUT HOW OUR HERO MICHAEL HALLER WOULD PROVE THE INOCENSE OF HIS CLIENT AND WHAT THE LAST SAY WOULD BE AFTER HE GETS HER OFF. DID SHE DO IT OR NOT?
CISCO IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING
I always love the audio version because it is so flexible for entertainment within my lifestyle.
I enjoy all the Mickey Haller books. I am a fan of Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is also a great character.
I generally don't order audio books by Michael Connelly because of Peter Giles narration. I ordered The Fifth Witness because it was one of the special order offers from Audible. After listening to him in Brass Verdict, which was my first book narrated by Mr. Giles, I was so disappointed, I chose no more of them, planned to read them.
My attitude about this was not changed by listening to him again!!
His inflections are so out of character. Everything ends on an up note like a question. His voice is not strong enough to carry the hard driving character of a defense lawyer. He also does not carry off the different voices very well, they all sound like him, the female voices are more like his voice.
Yes, when the end was revealed and I turned out to have guessed right!!
Please find another narrator. I really enjoy these stories, but will not order another audio with this narration.
Sometimes the courtroom stories get a bit tedious, but not this one. It held my interest all the way through.
Similar to the Lincoln Layer, of course.
Peter Giles did a great job keeping the characters in context.
I like mysteries that give all the clues then bring the final ending together picking up the clues left along the way. I honestly didn't see the conclusion coming. None of the characters did predictible things to make the book more exciting, it was fun. The courtroom was a bit slow at times. But I highly recommend this one.
I enjoyed the intricate legal maneuvering and the interaction between diverse characters.
The plots twists and turns and keeps you guessing.
The scene when Haller realized his client was guilty.
Absolutely! Unfortunately, life gets in the way. Had to take occasional breaks.
Michael Connelly is a writer whose books grab you immediately. No slogging through several chapters waiting for the story to get going.
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