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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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    Teresa Tampa, FL, United States 12-03-05
    Teresa Tampa, FL, United States 12-03-05 Member Since 2015
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    "BEST audiobook so far!"

    My Ipod was permanently attached to my head. Did not want to stop listening to this book. It's informative, funny, realistic....a must listen !

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    Van Van Blake 11-20-05 Member Since 2005
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    "The Lincoln Lawyer"

    The story was exciting. The reader was excellent. One of the best books I have listened to. I would listen to any books the reader did, he was articulate and easy to hear the different voices used for the different people.

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    Randall Leominster, MA, USA 11-18-05
    Randall Leominster, MA, USA 11-18-05
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    "Free Legal Advice - A Must Listen!"

    For the average laymen unfamiliar with handcuffs or proceedings, this turns out to be a very good (listeners lesson) on what can/does take place in the criminal process of investigation, arraignment, plea, trial and all the intricate maneuvers a defense could employ.

    Long character development to start which could have been shortened, but once I got past all that, I stayed awake all night, the remaining 8 hours of the listen without sleep. I was numb with the realization there really are (Sick People) out there. This is a chiller, and would make an excellent (Dont go, Im Frightened to be alone tonight) Movie. Wow, what a listen!

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    Gerald West Newbury, MA, USA 11-18-05
    Gerald West Newbury, MA, USA 11-18-05
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    "A bit of a twist for Michael"

    Excellent character development and it's interesting where the title comes from within the book. Good listen and I'm sure a great read.

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    Jan Alpine, UT, United States 11-16-05
    Jan Alpine, UT, United States 11-16-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Fantastic!"

    I started listening to this book and was instantly hooked! It was fascinating to learn what really goes into presenting a defense case. I loved Mickey's brilliant yet fractured logic, and his conflicted feelings about his life, as well as the business of defending some of L.A.'s slimiest characters. Adam Grupper's reading was inspired, and Connelly's book had me dreaming up things to do so I could look productive while I was actually resisting turning off my overworked iPod. I haven't been so addicted to a book in a long time! Now I am in a sad state of withdrawl.

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    Petersen Wheat Ridge, CO, United States 11-12-05
    Petersen Wheat Ridge, CO, United States 11-12-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic new direction"

    I have always enjoyed the Harry Bosch novels and look forward to many more but this new character and direction is outstanding. The book is extremely well written with tight dialog, believable characters, interesting insight into the life of defense lawyers and enough suspense for a lifetime. Don't miss this read!

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    Jo Fall City, WA, USA 11-12-05
    Jo Fall City, WA, USA 11-12-05
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    "Connelly is back"

    If you have liked Connelly, you will like this one. (I was skeptical after his ?Chasing the Dime?.)

    This was a good read. The reader was very good with the main character, but lacked range with supporting characters.

    All in all, I highly recommend.

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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 11-12-05
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 11-12-05 Member Since 2012
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    "take this for a spin"

    This is the first Michael Connelly book I have read, but it will not be the last. Great story that had me hooked from the start. The narrator (Adam Grupper, also a first for me) had just the right inflection to become "Mickey", the main character. I finished the book in just a few days. Highly recommend.

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    Larry Woodacre, CA, USA 11-11-05
    Larry Woodacre, CA, USA 11-11-05
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    "lincoln lawyer"

    another great one from michael connelly. there's a new "hero." he's bigger than life and deeper too.

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    Thomas Social Circle, GA, USA 11-10-05
    Thomas Social Circle, GA, USA 11-10-05
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    "Nothing Less Than Fantastic"

    Way to go Michael. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this novel. Of course that's just my opinion. It's nice to see that Mr. Connelly has other characters at the tip of his fingers besides Harry Bosch. "The Lincoln Lawyer" has everything that is needed to keep you listening. It also has some nice surprises that will keep the headsets on for awhile. If you have never listened to (or read) Michael Connelly then now is the time to start. Enjoy, I did.

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