Connelly scores a one-two knockout punch with this sequel to The Lincoln Lawyer featuring defense attorney Mickey Haller. After getting shot in the last book, Mickey's recovery in the last 2 years has been set back by an addiction to painkillers and rehab. Now that he's clean he's ready to get back to work, and is surprised to be named successor to a murdered colleague's practice. One of the cases he inherits is a high-profile case of a movie producer accused of killing his philandering wife and her lover. But as Mickey's investigation progresses, there is a real danger that his murdered friend's killer will come after him too. Detective Harry Bosch is on the case, and is more than willing to use him as bait to catch the culprit.
This book moved along at a faster pace than the first, and although I was at first disappointed at how little Harry Bosch is used in the story, I guess it's not surprising as it's Mickey Haller's story after all. And what a story! Connelly keeps the suspense up throughout, and delivers a surprising twist at the end. Then, when the reader is just recovering from that, hits you from left field with another stunner. About the only thing that prevented a 5-star rating from me is that I couldn't call it mind-boggling. But it's another excellent thriller from a favorite writer and I just hope that he can come up with more Mickey books, despite the ending.
Two of my favorites..Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch team up to solve a murder. Good!
Another terrific read from Connelly. Highly recommended.
Connelly shifts from the police department to the courtroom in this follow-up to The Lincoln Lawyer featuring Mickey Haller with plenty of Harry Bosch moments thrown in. A lot of fun for those who have read many in the Connelly series and now get to see these two protagonists intersect. Strong plot but not as clever as The Lincoln Lawyer.
3.5 stars out of 5.
This sequel to The Lincoln Lawyer is amazing. The plot twists and turns and the characters, the settings, the dialogue and the ending is just outstanding.
Mickey Haller is a criminal defense attorney who knows the truth about his clients. He's recovering from being gut shot in a previous Connelly book when he inherits the cases of a former rival who was murdered. Taking the bull by the horns, Haller sorts the cases and quickly latches on to the most profitable one, that of a Hollywood Studio tycoon named Walter Elliot. Enter Harry Bosch, another of Connelly's characters, although in a somewhat lesser role. Still, the chemistry is good if volatile and the plot never slows down.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the honesty of Haller. So many bad things have been written about lawyers and their motivations that it was interesting to hear their side of the story. And it made me think, which is one of the things I look for in every book I read.
Thus, Connelly had me from the first page to the last, in and out of court as well as on the street. Justice is served in this book, though not always from the bench, which is a reflection of the world in which we live.