Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.
When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.
Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense" (Los Angeles Times).
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"The combination of this fast-paced courtroom drama and Giles's steady and consistent narration makes for an engrossing listening experience…Giles's rich portrayals help listeners differentiate the multiple characters as Haller becomes convinced that his client is not only innocent but also the victim of an elaborate setup involving local police and DEA agents." (AudioFile)
"Connelly knows when to put his foot on the gas and when to take it off. Once he has you on board, turning the pages, you won't want to climb off." (Boston Globe)
"Haller is the kind of slick, cynical showman who can't resist making high drama out of every legal procedure....There's always something deadly serious behind Connelly's entertaining courtroom high jinks" (New York Times Book Review)
Top 100, a good book if you want to be distracted.
No though it was engaging.
No, periodically needed a break
Good story - kept me listening to the very end.
My only complaint is the author's compulsion to use the word "fuck" at regular intervals. It is like an addiction - it ruins the classical value of what would otherwise be an excellent story.
I have read all of the Harry Bosch detective thrillers. John Connoly is doing a great job with this genre. I think I will re-listen to the Lincoln Lawyer.
This is one of my favorite audible books so far. I really enjoyed the intriguing story with portions I could figure out, but there were surprises all the way to the end. The characters are well-developed, so it isn't hard to follow and keep everyone straight. I noticed that Connelly did research so that legal terms were accurate and process/organization was plausible. I found myself realizing why attorneys choose to defend seemingly evil people.
The plot was riviting by providing facts and information at a pace that helped the listener figure out some of the mystery, empathize with some arguably bad characters, and leads listener though and interesting and exciting story.
I enjoyed the trial scene because it was legally plausible and interesting to see strategy, unveiling of more key facts, and clever tactics.
I didn't have an extreme emotional reaction to this book. This is a book that appeals to the intellect. It leads the listener through mental gymnastics and unveils the answer at the very end, if you didn't figure out all of the details by the end.
I really enjoyed this one! I'll listen to Connelly books again.
The final book in the Lincoln Lawyer series,it's great Connally! No plot, but this is the story of a pimp/webmaster. Aren't all web masters sorta pimp-like? Exciting ending kept me on my toes. This is the last of the series, I hope that Connelly writes another Lincoln Lawyer.
This one is really good. (They are all good). Characters are developing nicely. I am glad I am reading them in chronological order!
haunting,realistic and painful
Micheal Haller because he is so human and fallible
Peter Giles is Micheal Haller. As you move through the stories it is the voice that brings this character his depth and marries him to the story.
I'm waiting Mr. Connelly...
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
I save my all-time favorite authors and mystery series for those times I have challenging chores to finish. With a July 4th party coming up, I knew I could whip my house into shape while listening to Connelly's latest in the "Lincoln Lawyer" series. As I expected, it was great fun, and the time flew by. As I go back over my older reviews, I can remember the difficult home projects I finished while enjoying Connelly, Louise Penny, Steig Larrson and Jo Nesbo.
I won't re-hash the story as that is done well in other reviews. Instead, my love of Connelly has a great deal to do with his thoroughness in fitting all the puzzle pieces in the end. He can write a very complex, multi-faceted story, but it all makes sense, yet is tough to figure out. His characters, Harry Bosch and Micky Haller, for 2 different series are meticulously written. Connelly doesn't let a chapter go by without defining Bosch or Haller with acts or situations where their character become fully realized - and it carries over from one book to the next very consistently. I wish more authors could write like Connelly. I can find no faults. Just what a mystery lover, like me, craves in a series.
Mickey Haller continues to grow and develop... It seems like in the last couple Harry Bosch novels, Connelly has told all the backstory, and it has become easier for listeners to guess the next move... but Mickey Haller still has secrets and is a lot of fun to follow.
All the protagonist characters were interesting and unique
the story was great, but the author's ability to pull in the reader with his commentaries were right on the mark
micky. the main character we see the story through was both deliberate and insightful.
yes. this is one of his best.
the entire book was great, but the ending left you wondering who was my "god's of guilt".
i have read every book by michael connelly and have enjoyed everyone of them. this one hits it out of the park. his ability to give the emotional insight of his main character lets the reader almost feel like he/she has become part of the story. the book grabs you right away and tightens it's hold all away to the last line. "hat's off" to both connelly and giles. to connelly for giving us such a great story and to giles for telling it so well.
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