Mickey Haller

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 56,819 ratings

The Lincoln Lawyer 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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  • Book 1

    • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader

    • By Steven on 10-19-05

    Regular price: $17.09

  • Book 2

    • The Brass Verdict

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,405

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mickey Haller Is My Favorite Mystery Character

    • By Cathy on 10-22-08

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Brass Verdict

    • Mickey Haller, Book 2
    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    When down-at-heel lawyer Mickey Haller gets the news that his old colleague Jerry Vincent has died, he also gets an unexpected windfall. Jerry had left instructions that Mickey should inherit all of his clients - putting Mickey's stalled career back on track at a stroke. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner

    • By Lia on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Brass Verdict

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.   

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you want to hear music, try iTunes

    • By John on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 3

    • The Reversal

    • Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)
    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,077
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,071

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Christian on 10-10-10

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Reversal

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    When Mickey Haller is invited by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on. Mickey's a defense lawyer, one of the best in the business, and to switch sides like this would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house. But the high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a convicted child-killer who spent almost 25 years on death row before DNA evidence freed him, is an intriguing one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen

    • By Lia on 11-10-10

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 4

    • The Fifth Witness

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,715
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,696

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You can't put this one down

    • By Dan on 05-10-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    Sale price: $5.95

    • The Fifth Witness

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pay, but if defence attorney Mickey Haller was expecting an uptick in business during the economic downturn, the reality is a different story. Even people needing legal representation to keep them out of jail have to make cut-backs, it seems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not great

    • By Lia on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 5

    • The Gods of Guilt

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,925
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,147

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • God of Scribe

    • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Gods of Guilt

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Peter Giles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Connelly Book

    • By Rod on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 6

    • The Crossing

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Six months ago Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him and then hired maverick defense attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good choice to swop sides.

    • By Mervyn on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Crossing

    • By: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,986
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,783

    Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

    • By Michele B on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $30.79