Title: The Lincoln Lawyer
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reissue edition
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 544 pages
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery – as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called “today’s Dostoevsky of crime literature.”
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.
A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal – this time to save his own life.
I read The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly when it was first released. I do not watch a lot of television, so I had absolutely no idea a movie was to be released based on Connelly’s book until I was contacted about a book/movie tie-in. When I was asked to post about the movie and book tie-in, I agreed because I recalled enjoying the book. Since it has been many years since I first read The Lincoln Lawyer, I needed to re-read it prior to writing a review. Taking into account this is indeed a movie tie-in (the movie will be in theatres on March 18th) I shall keep this review short as I have included copious links. Michael Connelly sets the bar high in his exciting legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, about a lawyer who is used to doing business out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car and is now involved in a case that he first sees as a dream come true, but may cost him everything before the case is closed. Be prepared while sitting down to read this book because Connelly’s work is so attention grabbing it will be next to impossible to set it down. I would recommend The Lincoln Lawyer to those who enjoy legal procedurals.
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I received a complimentary copy of The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly from Hachette to review. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.