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)
Michael Connelly has again produced a gripping story that gives readers an insider view of the machinations of the LA underworld, this time the underworld of the Justice system as viewed from the back seat of a jaded, one step from disaster criminal defense lawyers Caddie. Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer juggles two ex wives, ex clients, and a new client that puts the X in execution. With time running out, the Lincoln Lawyer must save his practice, his family and his own life, or surrender all to an underworld that has been breathing down his neck for far too long.
Adam Grupper deserves an award for his narration, the cynical exhaustion and seen it all insider that is the Lincoln Lawyer lives in his voice.
I enjoy the legal thrillers but I haven't read a Michael Connelly book so I didn't know what to expect ... this had my attention from beginning to end! I thought the characters were well developed, the narration was good, it was suspenseful, and a very good introduction to this author. I will definitely listen to more of his books.
Michael Connolly is one of my favoite authors and this novel did not disappoint. Suprise twists are great and the narrator is first rate. Music, however, was a little overpowering.
A must listen... loved the first person narrative... great plot... and superbly articulated by Michael Connoly and excellent narration.
I bought this title on the strength of the author. I did not know it was a new story line. This was as good a story as Mr. Kellerman has given us before, but with this great new cast of characters.
The narration on this is also superb.
All in all I believe this is a very entertaining audio book.
This is a great read, and very well narrated.
However, one thing which for me really spoils the pleasure is the frequent intrusion of music over the narration, completely distracting you and making it hard to work out what is being said. And it's so totally unnecessary. Whose bright idea was this?
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