Not only that, but Vincent was about to go to bat for Walter Elliot, the Hollywood mogul accused of brutally slaying his wife and her lover, in a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight. If Mickey could find the magic bullet and win that one against the odds, he'd really be back in the big leagues.
The only problem is that Vincent was murdered, shot at close range in his office garage, and the detective handling the case - a certain Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent's clients. Suddenly Jerry Vincent's legacy is beginning to look more like a poisoned chalice, and Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to successfully defend a client who might just be planning to murder him.
©2008 Hieronymus, Inc.; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly is his twentieth book and I have read them all. This book brings together Connelly's two famous characters: Detective Harry Bosch and attorney Mickey Haller. Haller returns to the courtroom after a long absence to take on the case of a Hollywood mogul accused of murder. The mogul's first attorney turns up dead, and Haller is assigned to the case. But it gets a bit sticky when it looks like the killer is now after Haller, and Det. Bosch shows up to "protect" Haller, even if it means botching up his case. I've never read any of Connelly's books before, and I'm not normally a fan of this type of fiction, but Connelly sucked me in from the first page with his masterful dialogue and action scenes. Haller is a compelling character full of hard-won wisdom and surrounded by intriguing characters. Bosch is a bit of a jerk, to say the least, but I couldn't help liking him as well. Connelly creates terrific scenes with tightly plotted suspense.
The story is very good, but I could not get past the performance. It sounded like it was being read by a teenage mutant ninja turtle or Keanu Reeves in point break - Just awful for the story being told.
It was an intriguing tale, like The Lincoln Lawyer it had twists and turns and a few good laughs and kept me interested.
In every way - there was no redeeming quality
I think the book should be re recorded with a different performer.
The second book of the Mickey Haller Series is almost as good as the first. I have already downloaded another book from Michael Connelly. I think anyone considering this book should listen or read the The Lincoln Lawyer first.
I almost skipped this book due to bad reviews in relation to the Narrator and while in my opinion he is not as good as Adam Grupper, the narrator of the first book in the series 'The Lincoln Lawyer' , he is still quite good and I did not find his voice annoying at all. His deeper voice suited the portrayal of some of the characters nicely.
Unfortunately the narrator seems to speak with a peg in his nose;terrible accent.I could not listen the book for more than 5 minutes.Nevertheless I must say this book was an excellent read.
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