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)
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook from Michael Connelly. Great story from start to finish, including narration. This might be my favorite Mickey Haller story.
I've been a fan since the first Lincoln Lawyer book, but I really think this is the best one yet. I caught myself sitting in the driveway, because I didn't want to turn it off.
Mickey is caught in that grey area of the law that his ex-wife & daughter don't believe in, and that his former client lived in. His emotional wellbeing thru the entire book is raw, and pulled you in. It was a roller coaster ride from beginning to end, and I was glad to ride along.
The references to the movie caught me off guard, and made me smile. :) But I always love the (very) brief tie in with Bosch. Without giving away the story twists, there were some events that didn't just rock Mickey's world, but also brought tears to my eyes. When a book can do that, it's a great book.
Connelly at his best with this intricate plot and the often vilified, but in this case completely just, defense attorney Haller. The humorous references to the film version of the Lincoln Lawyer are just icing on the cake of this excellent tale of corruption in the DEA.
The final unspoken negotiations in the courtroom between witness and attorney are new and excellently crafted. Connelly just never gets stale even though I have read every book in this and the Bosch series!
Peter Giles has become synonymous with Haller. I can't imagine anyone else narrating Connelly's series better!
Haller's reflections on his own Gods of Guilt made up of the dead characters in the story line.
My only complaint is I would have loved Bosch to have had a little more than just a cameo in the story!
Awareness, Intrigue and Redemption
I think I liked the tortured nature of Mickey. He is tortured over his daughter, clients, tragedies that occur in the book and isn't handling all of it very well. I also like the fact that Michael Connelly weaves Harry Bosch into Mickey's stories and sometimes vice versa.
I'm not sure Peter is my favorite narrator. No real complaints - just not my favorite.
I think this is a book listened to in sections so you can think about what is going on. It was always hard to shut off the iPhone and go off to do something else, though.
I have always loved Michael Connelly's books and I have come to look forward to the next Mickey Haller as much as I do the next installment of Harry Bosch.
Yes, just a continuing of a great series.
The video tape of the break in by DA Investigator and DEA Agent.
Mickey, and his staff... Peter Giles did an outstanding job.
How true and difficult one's presumption of innocence and the Gods of Guilt, are stacked by mis guided legal community
I think this novel rings so true on how difficult one has to fight for ones innocence and the stack deck of the wrongfully accused.
This is at the top of the list. Michael Connelly always does a great job of telling a story but this is some of his best work. It is a phenomenal blend of Mickey Haller's courtroom antics blended with a Sherlock Holmes style of mystery. I can't wait for another book!
Always more dramatics
All the drama and charisma
Anger , empathy and sadness
Series was really good.
Mary Liechty Adams
This author rolls out story after compelling story with just the right mix of action and theme/character development. This, hoever, is not a good book for those that want endless descriptionn of the scenes, etc.
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