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)
No, the only reason I would listen to this again would be to find out the ending....which I already know. The narrator was not entertaining enough to make me want to hear it again. Prefer to hear more emphasis, and more of Mickeys southern drawl which makes him more believable. The slow mundane reading put me to sleep on more than one occasion. But the story kept me coming back.
I liked Earl, because he had a flair that added a little color to the story.
Explained in the first question's answer.
Yes, but don't want to give away any details to ruin it for others. I will say, after the car accident.
Love the Mickey Haller stories and the way the author can have so many story lines going on in his head, and then bring them all together at the end to create such an interesting story. Very enjoyable.
This story was dull from the get go. For me, it just was not interesting. Have loved every Michael Connelly book so far, but not this one!
I didn't even finish listening to this one, which is rare for me with an audio. Seemed like a cut and paste from "Lincoln Lawyer", so disappointing because I've enjoyed other Michael Connelly books. Not this one. I suppose I could have continued listening with the hope it would hook me in somehow but there was absolutely nothing compelling me to do so.
I wrote half a book about zombies.
This one doesn't have the best trial, but I found it to be the most engaging of all the Haller books!
No...it was not M.Connelly's best. Not mentally challenging.
Mickey Haller just moaned about "poor me". Didn't care about any of the characters.
Sure. He was good.
Michael Connelly rarely disappoints me with his novels and this one was another great read. A must buy for Connelly fans, of course. If you haven't read any of the Lincoln Lawyer Series I suggest you start from the first one. Review: Great read. Does not disappoint. Peter Giles is a great narrator and M.C. is a great writer - what else can I say?
Mom of 3 saved by her audiobook addiction!
Yes. Because like the Harry Bosch series it is always a well written story to the end
The twists and turns and the flashbacks
Sorry Mr. Connelly, but the Lincoln Lawyer books are far better than the Harry Bosch.
Plot twists, courtroom drama and character development make this novel rank right up there with all the other Mickey Haller books.
Giles is the perfect narrator for this series.
Can't wait for the next one.
Willy Wonka of it
This is an excellent entry in the Micky Haller series. As always, the story moves swiftly and without much cliche or cringe-inducing moments you typically expect from legal thrillers (things are going great, oh wait, twist!).
Great narration and a good tale -- my only gripe would be more with the series as a whole: each entry Connelly seems to "reboot" Micky. He may make out well in a book, but by the beginning of the next, expect him to be downtrodden again.
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