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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"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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