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The Lincoln Lawyer | [Michael Connelly]

The Lincoln Lawyer

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller, an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life.

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood in front of him. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients.

From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. It's a franchise case, and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent.

But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth, and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.

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What the Critics Say

  • 2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Mystery/Thriller

"A fast-paced, unpredictable ride." (Bookmarks Magazine)
"[The Lincoln Lawyer] has all the right stuff: a sinuous plot, crisp dialogue, and a roster of reprehensible characters." (Booklist, starred review)

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    Robert grass valley, CA, USA 01-28-06
    Robert grass valley, CA, USA 01-28-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Lincoln Lawyer"

    Very entertaining book and excellently read. I didn't want the book to end, a true test of its enjoyment!

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    John Roanoke, Vatican City State (Holy See) 01-28-06
    John Roanoke, Vatican City State (Holy See) 01-28-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Good fiction . . . but bad law"

    This is a fairly solid murder mystery/courtoom drama. It tells the story of a criminal defense lawyer who trolls the LA area courtrooms, working out of his Lincoln, looking for the "franchise," the big paying client with a winable case (whether guilty or not). The mystery aspect of the story was O.K., but being familiar with criminal procedure (though not necessarily the "hot tub" version of law practiced in California), I was disappointed in the courtroom drama aspect of the novel. I've compared notes with another attorney who listened to this book (on the CD player in his Lincoln!), and he agrees with me that the author needs to go back and re-read the "Double Jeopardy" section of his Con Law outline. Good narration with limited musical undertones.

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    Cathy newark, DE, USA 01-26-06
    Cathy newark, DE, USA 01-26-06 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story!!!"

    Just enough realistic twist and turns.....Very good listen!!

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    Kathi Santa Ana, CA, USA 01-22-06
    Kathi Santa Ana, CA, USA 01-22-06
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    "Lincoln Lawyer"

    Absolutely one of the best books I have listened to in the last year. This is the first book I have heard by Michael Connelly and look forward to listening to more. Adam Grupper does a wonderful job in delivering the point. This book will keep your attention from start to finish.

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    R. Montagne 12-22-05
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    "Thrilling & interesting"

    I usually don't like courtroom drama, but this is no Perry Mason! This is the real thing. Down and dirty. Tremendously entertaining while giving you a realistic education about the law. I listened for hours at a time and enjoyed every minute. The narration was excellent. I can't immagine someone who wouldn't enjoy this book.

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    Robert W. Sherrill Santa Fe, NM 12-22-05
    Robert W. Sherrill Santa Fe, NM 12-22-05 Member Since 2000

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    "Good mystery"

    Most enjoyable and informative from the author's view of how the dysfuntion of the crimial justice system can be exploited today. Most enjoyable and realistic mystery with many surprises.

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    Paul Buffalo, NY, USA 12-21-05
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    "Awesome Read!"

    I picked this title up not really knowing what to expect as I had never heard of this author before. However, I had been looking at this title in the stores for a few weeks. When I discovered that Audible had it available, I immediatley purchased and downloaded it. I just finished this book and what an amazing story! This book has all of the twists and turns of a great legal thriller. This is definitley up there with some the best Grisham novels available today. I enjoyed this title so much, I am going to start picking up some of Michael Connolly's other books available on Audible. The narrator was also amazing. He was able to put a dramatic voice to this amazing read.

    I highly recommend this title to all Audible listeners.

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    J.B. Louisville, TN, United States 12-21-05
    J.B. Louisville, TN, United States 12-21-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Excellent Narrative"

    I was very pleased with this writing. The listener is immediately caught up in the world of Mickey Haller and the ride is intense. There are many unexpected twists and turns in the legal thriller. Michael Connelly is excellent as always.

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    Alex Hsu New York, NY United States 12-20-05
    Alex Hsu New York, NY United States 12-20-05 Member Since 2015
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    "beg of great franchise"

    vivid character, reminiscent of harry bosch. cant wait to hear next one

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    Ann Cincinnati, OH, USA 12-17-05
    Ann Cincinnati, OH, USA 12-17-05 Member Since 2013
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    Loved the book & loved the reader!!!

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