Book Reviews of The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, Bk 1) (Large Print)

The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, Bk 1) (Large Print)
The Lincoln Lawyer - Mickey Haller, Bk 1 - Large Print
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780739458921
ISBN-10: 0739458922
Pages: 706
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 6
THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. It is very well written and it holds your interest from page 1 to the end. The plot moves fluidly. The ending packs a huge punch that you don't quite expect but you know the main character, Haller, is working on setting something up throughout. The foreshadowing pulls you through the book. A definite must read !!
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Helpful Score: 6
An absolute page turner with a slap in the face ending. If you like drama, suspense, mystery, law stories....this is for you!
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is not the typical Michael Connelly book, but I enjoyed it even more. I love the other books that he wrote, but this one is just outstanding. I could not put it down and the ending is unbelievable! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good, well written book.
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Helpful Score: 4
Connelly did his usual excellent job here. I almost quit after the first thirty pages because I usually get turned off by books about sleazy lawyers (ever notice how many lawyers become novelists - makes you wonder if we have way too many). Anyhow, I stuck with it and was rewarded with an interesting yarn. Connelly seems to have found a new vein to mine.
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Helpful Score: 4
I discovered Michael Connelly long ago when I read "Blood Work", but never really got into his books.
Recently I picked up a few of his Audio Books and was amazed to find that I love his writing.
This story tells of a Defense Lawyer, his 2 ex-wives and the unfortunate case that would change his life forever. I couldn't wait to hear the next CD or what the next twist in the road would reveal. An excellent book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Criminal defense attorney who operates out of his Lincoln Town Car, hence the title -- Lincoln Lawyer. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar hires him....
As good as Connelly gets. Plot moves easily and quickly to the climatic finish. If you like Michael Connelly you'll love this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a really good book. Even though Michael Haller was a bit sleazy as a defense lawyer, he was honest in his dishonesty, if that makes sense. I thought the story was very suspenseful and took a turn I was not expecting. I was on the edge of my seat for the last 50 pages waiting to see how it would all play out.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another home run for Michael Connelly. It wasn't Harry Bosch, but just as good! It takes a lot to surprise me, after reading so many mystery novels, but this one has some good surprising twists that kept me on my toes. A real page-turner.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved this fast read.. could hardly put it down. Very suspensful.
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Helpful Score: 2
Looks like I'm the black sheep of The Lincoln Lawyer reviewers. The book was good, though a bit cheesy in parts - typical Michael Connelly style. It was, of course, predictable about 1/4 way through, but the story and characters were sufficiently interesting enough to keep me reading until the end. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this book, but it makes a great swapper!
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book! I enjoyed it so much I'm hesitant to see the movie and have Hollywood destroy what Michael Connelly created here. The narrator is great and read with such passion that you quickly and easily become Mickey Haller and feel everything he feels. It may sound corny, but there were truly unexpected twists and turns in this book that kept me guessing right up until the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a thriller.
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Helpful Score: 2
First Line: The morning air off the Mojave in late winter is as clean and crisp as you'll ever breathe in Los Angeles County.

I overdosed on legal thrillers years ago, when John Grisham and Scott Turow were at the very top of their game. Although the plots were still complex and dazzling, I'd begun to feel claustrophobic for some reason, and I stopped reading them. I needed to get out of the courtroom.

If there's one author whom I can't ignore, it's Michael Connelly. When The Lincoln Lawyer came out, I couldn't believe it. One of my favorite authors had written a legal thriller! I studiously ignored the book until The Brass Verdict appeared. Once I realized that Mickey Haller, the Lincoln lawyer himself, was going to be appearing with my beloved Harry Bosch, I knew I'd have to bite the bullet and read up on what makes Mickey Haller tick.

I should've bitten that bullet a long time ago.

Defense attorney Mickey Haller does a lot of his business from the back of his Lincoln. In fact, he has a whole fleet of the automobiles. By the time I met Mickey, he had all the appearance of a completely jaded legal hack:

"I didn't deal in guilt and innocence, because everybody was guilty. Of something. But it didn't matter, because every case I took on was a house built on a foundation poured by overworked and underpaid laborers. They cut corners. They made mistakes. And then they painted over the mistakes with lies. My job was to peel away the paint and find the cracks. To work my fingers and tools into those cracks and widen them. To make them so big that either the house fell down or, failing that, my client slipped through."


For all his world-weary talk of everyone being guilty of something, Haller is also pointing the finger at himself. He feels that he didn't do everything possible when he defended Jesus Menendez, who's now looking life without parole straight in the eyes from the "comfort" of San Quentin. Regardless of how he may be perceived outwardly, Haller is a good guy who remains on very good terms with both ex-wives, and who secretly longs to be presented with a truly innocent man to defend. (He worries that, after all this time, he won't be able to recognize innocence when he sees it.)

Then Louis Roulet is charged with assault and attempted murder. This is what Haller calls a "franchise case" because Roulet's mother will pay any amount of money to see her son declared innocent. But the more Haller and his investigator Raul Levin work on this case, the more things don't add up. Haller finds himself caught in a deadly web, and it's going to take every speck of his smarts to work his way out of it intact.

Connelly worked his magic on me once again. Within a few pages, I was fascinated with the character of Mickey Haller. For all his quiet, matter-of-fact posturing and pronouncements, he still retains a remarkable degree of gullibility. The pacing is perfect throughout the book, gathering speed with each successive chapter. When Haller realizes the trap he's fallen into, the plan he puts together to extricate himself is brilliant and almost guaranteed to keep readers glued to the page.

Since I had such a great reading experience with Lawyer Haller, am I going to add legal thrillers to my reading diet once more? No, but I certainly am ready for The Brass Verdict!
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Helpful Score: 1
A page turning thriller combined with a very clever legal premise in which a defense attorney has to outwit both the prosecutor and his client while maintaining his own ethical balance.

4 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely original plot, fast moving, and one of Connelly's best books. Loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
My first read of Michael Connelly and it was great! I've now read two others and have equally enjoyed them.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great legal thriller with pleanty of twists. I highly recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book - moved fast - exciting ending
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Helpful Score: 1
very good read michael connelly one of the best writers period
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Helpful Score: 1
First book I've read by Michael Connelly, and it thoroughly held my attention...a very good read.
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In the first-ever legal thriller by crime novelist Michael Connelly, author of the bestselling Harry Bosch saga (The Closers, The Narrows, Lost Light, et al.), ethically ambiguous defense attorney Mickey Haller's search for innocence in a high-profile case involving a young Beverly Hills playboy leads him to the ultimate evil...
A veteran defense attorney, Haller is understandably cynical about the system. ("The law was a large, rusting machine that sucked up people and lives and money. I was just a mechanic. I had become an expert at going into the machine and fixing things and extracting what I needed from it in return.") When a "franchise" case falls into his lap, one that could give him his biggest payoff ever, Haller jumps at the chance to defend a rich realtor accused of brutally beating and attempting to rape a wannabe actress with a shady background. The baby-faced realtor is vehement about his innocence, and as Haller begins to build his case, he's confident of victory -- that is, until he inadvertently discovers something that will not only overturn an old murder case but also put him and his crew in mortal peril

Fans of Connelly's previous Harry Bosch novels will find The Lincoln Lawyer even more compelling -- since Haller happens to be Bosch's half brother and, according to sources, there is a sequel in the works that includes the maverick former LAPD detective! Like its luxury-auto namesake, The Lincoln Lawyer is a sumptuous thriller that excels in every measurable category: plot complexity, character development, pacing, intensity, etc. It is, quite possibly, Connelly's best yet.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book keeps you on your toes trying to figure things out from what really happened with the crimes and how it is going to play out for Mickey and his clients in court.
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Excellent read. One of the best by Connelly
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It is a great read.
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Once again, Connelly doesn't disappoint. You can tell this guy is no stranger to the courtroom, the law, or the underbelly of the justice system. Great read!
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Excellent mystery thriller. I like Mickey Haller. He is a great character. A less than perfect lawyer who takes on a crazy high profile case that isn't what it seems. Great twists will keep you guessing for the whole story.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a good read. I am not a big crime book reader, but enjoyed this book. I watched the movie afterward and the book, which held so much more detail, was as always much better than the movie.
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The Lincoln Lawyer is riveting; well written with good courtroom scenes and enough twists and turns to make the roller coaster at Six Flags look like a driveway. This is the kind of book you love to start -- you don't want to put it down and can't wait to get into it again. No excessive foul language or violence. Recommended.
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Connelly is one of my favorites & Lincoln Lawyer is one of his best. Characters are interesting, well drawn, and exciting! Mickey Haller runs his prectice from a Lincoln Town Car, a readl hustler.
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"Michael Connelly is fully at home in the world of a criminal defense lawyer...(The book has)brisk pacing, clever twists, artful writing, and an atmosphere of complete authority"
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GREAT BOOK!!! I'd like to see more of these characters.
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Great character development, interesting plot, and a surprise ending! Good balance between narrative and dialogue, too.
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One of Connelly's best books! Fast moving - real page turner!
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Very easy read. Somewhat predictable at times, but the ending has a few twists.
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This book has an entertaining plot with a number of interesting twists and turns.
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Michael Connelly at his best. I didn't find his main character warm and fuzzy, but the plot drew me in. Highly recommended.
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This was the first Michael Connelly books that I have either read or listened to, and I'll be sure to read another! The statement "the law is rarely about guilt or innocence" holds true in this story....
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I loved this book. It was a very clever plot. Fast paced and a great page turner. I will definatly read more of Michael Connelly
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excellent fast pace
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Very good
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Book and audio version both great reads.
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I wasn't in the mood for a lawyer story when I started this some months ago, so I kept putting it down. I'm still not in the mood for a lawyer story, but I wanted to get this book out of the way. For a book to impress me even when I'm reluctant to read it, it has to be good, and this one is. The opening expositions moved a bit slowly, I thought, or maybe it was just I wasn't inclined to delve into the sleazy Los Angeles world it was set in. But the pacing was great, and the ending unexpected and a knockout. Mickey Haller is a defense attorney who knows the system inside and out, and knows how to play the game to get his guilty clients off. When he is chosen to defend a rich Beverly Hills boy arrested for assault, Mickey believes he has finally found his ticket to success - a long, expensive case with a client rich enough to pay whatever he needs. But suddenly Mickey discovers that he has a live snake on his hands, and one that is ready to strike with all venom - and that if he's not careful, he will be the target.

Connelly deftly takes us through the maze of the legal system, expertly showing both sides of the fence, and his characters are never two-dimensional but rich and real. One is left with the conviction that he has shown us a true face of evil that exists in the world out there. I hope this becomes another hit series for him as it certainly has the potential to equal his popular Harry Bosch.
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It kept me hooked and I liked the ending.
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Great book! So good, in fact, that I'm now reading the next in the series.

Don't know if I want to see the movie . . . usually it doesn't do the book justice . . . but . . . :)
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For not being a Connelly fan, I really enjoyed this book. Kept me reading right to the end
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I really loved this book. It is the first of the Mickey Haller series. Lots of suspense. It kept me up until midnight to finish it.
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Very very good--good title, you don't realize the meaning of the title until you start reading. Twists and turns you don't expect and a surprising twist at the end, don't miss this one.
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This was very well written and kept me completely engaged and waiting for the next plot twist. This was the first book I have read by this author, of course prompted by the release of the movie, and I have just ordered two more of his books. Sorry it took me this long to discover him!
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Michael Connelly still has it! Enjoyed the introduction of the new main character. Learned a lot about California law too!! I happened to read the second book in the series first, so I enjoyed being filled in on the background. I can strongly recommend the next book after finishing this one.
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This was a great read
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Great book--- it kept my interest right to the end!
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Anything he, Connelly, writes is funny and entertaining to me. He uses quotes from songs! I really liked the idea of the character using the car for an office. Thus the "Lincoln (as in car) Lawyer". I love his Bosch series the best.
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This book was full of suspense and kept me guessing on how he was going to handle the situation he was in and it didn't disappoint. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite's.
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For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running. With two ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When he gets picked by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a franchise case: a nice, long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours - untl it hurtles him into the last place he wants to be. Suddenly hustling, cynical Mickey Haller is confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent. Now for a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means taking the deadliest risk of all....

Exciting, sharply drawn, engaging characters, snappy dialogue and a plot that moves like a shot of Red Bull !
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Great story. One of my favorite Connelly novels.
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This is an interesting book. It looks at how one person can change because of extreme situations. The characters are well done and interesting. The writing is crisp. Worth the time to read.
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This was a terrific story! The first book I've read by Micheal Connelly but it won't be my last. His characters are unique and his storytelling definitely held my attention. Now I can't wait to see the movie!
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I couldn't put it down. Lots of twists and surprises.
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Michael connelly is a execellent author. Good reading.
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Connelly at the top of his form!
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My all time favorite from Michael Connelly. Fast paced lawyer holds office in Lincoln Town Car - gets the job done, keeps the story moving in a way like no other author has before. Fabulous character, ingenious technique and a storyline that held together and kept the intrigue going so well I could not wait to finish, let alone wait to read the next Mickey Haller book. Grab it now and read tonight!
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First book I've read by this author. Great inside into the workings of the legal machine.
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Listened to it in the car. Enjoyed it. It does differ from the movie in several ways. Liked hearing his thoughts & reasons for doing what he did.
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A good read. Comparable to John Grisham's style. Believeable characters, planning to continue reading the series.
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Pretty good! I enjoyed this too by MC. Unabridged - 7 tapes
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This was an excellent book...the first in the Lincoln Lawyer series with Mickey Haller..a character so well written that you feel like you're a part of the action.
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I enjoyed the book. It was an edge of the seat mystery with an unexpected ending. I would recommend it.
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Enjoyed reading even after already having seen the movie!
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Great book, can't wait to watch the movie now!!
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A criminal defense lawyer takes a case defending a Beverly Hills rich boy accused of beating a woman. The story gets interesting when the suspect and victim aren't really who them seem to be!!
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Loved this book! Great characters and storyline. Didn't take long for this book to get its "hooks" into me and make it impossible for me to put it down.
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I've loved all of Connelly's Harry Bosch books and I immediately fell for Mick Haller (the "Lincoln Lawyer" himself), his friend and investigator Raul Levin, and both his ex-wives Maggie and Lorna. A great story, you're never quite sure what Mick's up to or who's trying to fool whom.
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Just finished reading this book and it was well worth it!!! A muist have for any mystery reader.
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Good book, clever twists!
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The lastest book by Michael Connelly, New York Times Best seller list the last month. Good story about a lawyer who doesn't have a real office just works out of one of his four Lincolns. Michael Haller thinks he finally has an innocent man to depend instead of his usual assortment of clients. As his investigations continues he realizes he has a conflict of interest with his new "franchise client". Is this rich client, Haller's ticket to a big fee or one way ticket to prison. Lots of twists, interesting characters and a surprise ending.
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Very good. This book is by the same author as the Harry Bosch police detective series. It tells the story from the opposite angle,that of the lawyer rather than the police.
The main character, Mickey Haller, is a down and out lawyer who has made a mess of his life. He's a very likeable guy, not half as bad as he would like people to think. Mickey takes a high profile case that he hopes will get him back on top and in the money. Of course nothing and no one is what it seems at first glance. Lots of twists and turns,hard to put it down. It's much less grim than the Bosch series and just as enjoyable.
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Be warned.....when you get to the last third of this book it will be hard to put down! Brilliant writing, Connelly is the king of suspense.
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I don't typically care for legal thrillers, but this one was a terrific read, with good characters, good dialog, and an interesting and complex story. Mickey Haller is an intriguing study in contrasts, and the technique of following him through his daily life--events mundane and otherwise--gave the story and the character a rare realism and immediacy. Nicely done.
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A legal thriller by #1 NYTimes bestselling author.
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Good Read, brisk pacing, clever twists.
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Connelly at his finest!
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The usual fine fare from Michael Connelly, this time with a new character.
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Starts out slow but really picks up at the end
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I really like Michael Connelly and this is a good one...
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I have really liked all the books I have read by Michael Connelly and this was no exception.
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I really loved the characters in this book. Once I started reading it caught my attention and I did not want to put it down.
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Not every lawyer works from their car but the speed of this novel makes it seem lke a good idea. Fast action and a smooth operator keep your attention.
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This book is a definite must read! Very fast pace and well written book with a surprise ending. My first Michael Connelly book and I enjoyed it very much.
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I think I have found a new favorite author..although I have many. This was the first book that I read by Connelly and I was just blown away. The way he not only developed the character but the setting as well. I was hooked on this book from the very beginning, through some wicked twists and a great ending. An excellent read!
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This is my first Michael Connelly novel and I really enjoyed it. The character of Mickey Haller is well written. The ending was very surprising. I'm looking forward to read his next installment The Brass Verdict.
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I love all Michael Connelly books. This is one of my favorites.
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This book (after I read it) has been the Gold Standard for any legal mystery/thriller I have read since (I read an earlier book, not the movie tie-in). It's that good. Now, I obviously haven't read every available legal procedural out there. But I have read over 400 books in the last three years, almost all in the mystery/thriller genre. So, while still just my opinion, I do have several other books to compare it to. And this has always been the best in that genre and in the top five of all books read.

The characters are all well liked (if and when Connelly intended) and well fleshed out. There are of course many scenes of court room drama, but this is where the book excels. I don't usually spend a lot of time in a review telling what the book is about, but rather, how well it is done. Even the best authors throw out the occasional stinker.

Everything you would hope to have in a book, this one has in spades. Pace, plotting, ending, twists (probably the most surprises I have come across in a novel), turns, suspense, accuracy and realism. There is also subtle humor which is something I prefer, though some don't. Everything just flows, it just works itself into such a pleasure that it may take a while to read a book that isn't somewhat disappointing by comparison. We all know how that is.

So now that I have built this up, I hope you aren't let down! I find that the more media hype sometimes, you're expectations are sooo overblown that you focus more on the hype than actually enjoying the read. Don't do it!

I don't plan on seeing the movie. I have never personally seen a movie that could touch the depth of a novel. I won't take that away from this book.
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From the cover: For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running. With 2 ex-wives, 4 Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When he gets picked up by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a nice long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours - until it hurtles him into the last place he wants to be. Suddenly hustling, cynical Mickey Haller is confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent. Now, for a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means taking the deadliest risk of all.
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I discovered Michael Connolly about three years ago after a friend loaned me "Echo Park" and he has quickly become one of my favorite mystery authors. I've probably read about half of his books and this is my favorite so far. This one is a page-turner and really captures perfectly the excitement and drama of being in the courtroom. The character of Mickey Haller, a shrewd criminal defense attorney who will do anything to get a client off, is a fascinating character that you can't help rooting for. Well written and executed, this is one you won't want to put down.
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Brillant, absolutely loved this book, from the fast paced thrills, to the twists and the realism. Can't wait to read more
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Loved it! It is exciting. Has vivid and engaging characters. The plot moves at a fast pace. I could not have quessed the surprise ending.
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Great read.
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I think this is a new character for Michael Connelly. It is a great read!!
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This is a really compelling read. I enjoyed it and couldn't put it down.
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Great book...even though it is 516 pages it is a quick read. First book I have read by this author, and I look forward to reading more of his works.
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exciting, I did not want to put it down
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Good easy read!
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***** One of Connelly's best
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Great book.
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fast paced and cleverly written a winner
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Terrific book. After I read it, it tried a few other Connelly books. They were easily ok, but this was markedly better.
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Compelling page-turner. If you like legal thrillers, you'll enjoy Mr. Connelly's latest effort.
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Not a Harry Bosch novel but new character, Mickey Haller is interesting in his own right. If you are a Connelly fan, you won't be disappointed.
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Very entertaining. A little slow at the start but keep on--it picks up speed!
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great read- lots of twists
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Another fine book from Connelly. I hope to see more of this MC in the future.
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This is the first time I have read Michael Connelly, it is a real page turner, very hard to put down, I have just ordered another book of his, if you have not read him yet, please give this one a try
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Excellant lawyer book!
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He can't afford an office, so he works out of his car. Great story.
Mickey Haller, Defense attorney, clever & tricky.
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Excellent book!
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Great Connelly book!
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One of his best!
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Great book! Well written! It kept me guessing until the end! I would highly recommend it!
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Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend the 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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This is one of THE best crime novels I have read in a very, very long time. It keeps you guessing until the end. Although my friend figured out the ending, I certainly did not. Loved it! It will be a tough book to top! It's one to savor every word, crime and mystery!
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Great suspense, very well written.
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Terrific Book
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Good book.
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Another excellent read by Michael Connelly - great legal thriller!!
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A great legal thriller. I love Michael Connelly's other books but it was refreshing to read a book by him that was a lawyer/courtroom mystery rather than a police mystery. His main character was very human and very likeable. Lots of twists and turns. Very enjoyable!
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Very good, suspensful
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REALLY good legal thriller. I couldn't put it down.
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Best book Connelly has written
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I really liked this book. It had me hooked until the very end.
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This was an excellent book. New characters with a fresh story, woven the only Connelly can.
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Excellent read....one of Connelly's best (in my humble opinion). Whipped through it in one day.
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This was good. It was full of many twists and turns. I have to admit that I wasn't sure about it when I started it. However, it got better as it went along.
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Features a new Michael Connelly main character - Mickey Heller - defense attorney
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Connelly takes what might be a ham-handed defense-lawyer-with-a-heart-of-gold morality tale and turns into a tightly written nail-biter. Protagonist Mickey Haller is likable even when he's sleazy, and just gets more interesting and believable once he starts to get personally invested.
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Great book! One of Michael's best.
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Everything Connelly writes is worth reading.
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"One of the best novels Connelly has written, if not the best." USA Today "Brisk pacing, clever twists, artful writing,and an atmosphere of complete authority, another terrific book from a terrific writer." Scott Turow
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Excellent! Connelly consistantly delivers.
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Connelly is a great read.
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The Lincoln refers to the Lincoln town cars owned by a criminal defense attorney who gets the most twisted murder case he has ever had.
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From Publishers Weekly: "Starred Review. Veteran bestseller Connelly enters the crowded legal thriller field with flash and panache. Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller regularly represents lowlifes, but he's no slickster trolling for loopholes in the ethics laws. He's haunted by how he mishandled the case of (probably innocent) Jesus Menendez, and, though twice divorced, he's on good terms with his ex-wives; one of them manages his office, and the other, an ambitious assistant DA, occasionally tumbles back into bed with him. When Mickey signs on to defend young real estate agent Louis Roulet against charges of assault, he can't help seeing dollar signs: Roulet's imperious mother will spend any amount to prove her beloved son's innocence. But probing the details of the case, Mickey and private investigator Raul Levin dig up a far darker picture of Roulet's personality and his past. Levin's murder and a new connection to the Menendez case make Mickey wonder if he's in over his head, and his defense of Roulet becomes a question of morality as well as a test of his own survival. After Connelly spends the book's first half involving the reader in Mickey's complex world, he thrusts his hero in the middle of two high-stakes duels, against the state and his own client, for heart-stopping twists and topflight storytelling. (Oct.)" Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Another well-told story by Michael Connelly.
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I can't put it down. I love Connelly's books, and this is a great one.
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"Exciting...has it all - sharply drawn, engaging characters, snappy dialogue, and plot that moves like a shot of Red Bull."
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This was one of the best written books I've read in a long time. I see a movie coming from it.
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awesome- it would make a great movie
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I really liked this book. Connelly fare is usually a good read. The premise of a high powered defense lawyer whose office is located in a Lincoln is definately "interesting." The characters are not one demensional and one comes to root for the hero even though he can really be stinker...but he's a d--- fine attorney who elicits loyalty from...."most" of his clients. Excellent book.
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bestseller. plot twists.
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I LOVED this book, really has a great entertainment factor and also is funny and a page-turner at the same time, excellent!!!
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Michael Connelly has done it again, keeps you in suspense for a twisted ending. Another masterpiece of law and order!
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Easy, quick read. Great book.
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For defense attorney, Mickey Haller, this case was a dream come true for him and would solve his money problems. But, the more he investigated the murder that his wealthy new client had been accused of, the more certain he became that he was dealing with very troublesome issues that could not only end his career, but his life. Great courtroom drama!
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this is a great book
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Pretty good and its got some funny spots. Almost a Grisham (laywer for a main character - with some character flaws).
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"The Lincoln Lawyer", is a must read! Just when you thought you have seen all the faces of evil, Michael Connelly, the author , proves you wrong! Defense Attorney Michael Haller, learns the hard way, that money can be the root to Evil., as his client trys to take him to hell and back!
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Ver exciting!
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Quick lawyer/courtroom drama that was more interesting than it started out to be.
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Connelly at his best! A terrific page-turner, well-plotted, great characters -- difficult to put down, with lots of surprising twists. Highly recommended!
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Terrific legal thriller. Now I want to read all his books.
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This book is exciting. The plot really moves along at a brisk pace and with clever twists.
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Fast Paced, a quick read. Exciting. Legal Thriller. Clever plot twists.
Defense attorney Mickey Haller uses his Lincoln Town car as his office. His clients don't mind, they are murderers and drug lords, but then he gets a case that can make him truely rich until he is confronted with an innocent man and one who is pure evil.
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Engaging characters and excellent writing make this my favorite Michael Connelly book so far. Hope he does more with Micky Haller.
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highly recommended. Nice twist on lawyer face with guilty or not guilty client...didn't guess the outcome on this one til the end.
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Mickey Haller is a defense attorney and to say that he's not liked by the cops and prosecuting attorneys is putting it mildly. When you think about it, though, it makes sense, because a defense attorney's job is to either get the criminal off free, or to get him the easiest sentence possible. Not a very righteous or noble job, but it's the way our justice system works. Mickey gets most of his work from his tacky advertisements (yellow pages, park benches, etc.) and he does pretty good for himself, but when he gets a call to represent a Beverly Hills rich boy, he sees dollar signs. The big question is whether or not his new client is guilty. Haller has learned not to ask or care. The book takes us through his investigation of the crime, the parties involved, as well as their backgrounds, in his preparation for defending his client. There are several twists that I didn't see coming, especially at the end, and it was a surprise and made me upset that the book was ending, as I wanted it to go on and on! I immediately started searching for my next Michael Connelly and Mickey Haller book. I'm hooked!
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GREAT!!!
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Good read.
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read the book for my book club, was Ok not my favorite
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Defense Attorney Mickey Haller is busy interviewing clients and appearing at hearings. Instead of an office, he works out of his fleet of Lincoln Town Cars. He feels very lucky when he gets a call about Louis Roulet, a rich Real Estate Broker accused of assault. Mickey sees this as a "franchise" case, a big case that will last months where he'll be able to maximize his billable hours. But his luck isn't holding out. When a friend helping him with the case is murdered, Mickey is conflicted by his ethics and conscience.

This is the first book in Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller series. I liked the way Mickey was always thinking of an angle to get his clients off the hook. We got to meet several of his clients early in the book. At first I thought these short introductions were just taking us away from the real story, but they do end up playing into the overall mystery. I look forward to reading more books in this series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Great book. I would definitely recommend it. The book is much better than the movie. It will keep the readers attention, moves fast.
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Excellent murder mystery. Lots of twists and turns. I had difficulty putting it down. I can't wait to read the next Lincoln Lawyer book.
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Many plot twists and turns keep things guessing
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A great read
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Nice twist of events. Reminded me of the crime shows currently on TV (Law and Order, perhaps). Mickey is a redeemable main character.
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Good book.
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Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.
Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat 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.

There is a Harry Bosch connection to Mickey Haller, the main character in The Lincoln Lawyer. In Michael Connelly's second novel, The Black Ice, Harry Bosch reminisces about his return from the Vietnam War and his attempts to find his father. He found out that his father was the famous criminal defense attorney, J. Michael Haller. Unfortunately, Haller died before Bosch could get to know him. At his funeral, Harry discovered that he had half brothers and half sisters. Mickey Haller is one of Harry Bosch's half brothers.
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onnelly writes about Mickey Haller, an attorney, who conducts most of his criminal defense legal practice from the back of a Lincoln Towncar equipped with a computer, fax, and phone line. In the first few chapters, Haller lands a huge case defending a rich guy who is accused of murder.

The drama unfolds quickly and culminates in a shocking and exciting finale that would never actually happen in real life. I like this book and the way that Connelly writes because there are some excellent courtroom scenes that are fairly accurate. Of course the scenes are trumped up a bit for the sake of the novel, but compared to my courtroom experience they were accurate enough.

Check out my full review at:

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For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running. With two ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and a dozen of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When he gets picked by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a franchise case: a nice, long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours-until it hurtles him into the last place he wants to be. Suddenly hustling, cynical Mickey Haller is confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent. Now, for a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means taking the deadliest risk of all. Great book, easy read, hard to put down.
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For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running. With 2 ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. Exciting and filled with clever twists.
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THE LINCOLN LAWYER was the best Connelly book I've read! It is a true legal thriller. I cannot wait to see the movie!
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Great listen
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I love Michael Connelly's books and think this is the best one yet.
I like the protagonist, Mickey Haller, an attorney with two ex wives, four Lincoln Town Cars and no office. I like Mickey very much and hope Connelly will make a series with his character.
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i have read all his books. this one was a particular favorite due to the complexity/intertwining of the plots of two different murders.
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Good read.
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Very good read.
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I read THE LINCOLN LAWYER for this month's "Book-to-Movie" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

The opening really engaged me. Michael Connelly's writing was sharp, and I really felt like I was riding around L.A. with busy defense attorney Mickey Haller in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car going from courthouse to courthouse. And it's a great behind-the-scenes look at the legal system from the defense perspective.

By the middle, the pacing slowed. A lot. And I found myself able to skim through lots of pages without missing much.

The ending was unexpected, but since my interest level had wained with the slow in pace, it wasn't jaw-droppingly so. B-
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Mystery about defense attorney Mickey Haller, his 2 ex-wives, 4 Lincoln Town cars that he uses as offices and dozens of guilty clients. This book deals primarily with one of his evil clients and has a twist at the end.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Great characters, nice plot. Better than "The Poet"!

Mickey Haller is a defense attorney whose clientele includes prostitutes, bikers, and other somewhat shady characters. So when he lands a rich-boy client, he thinks he hit the jackpot. His client is accused of assaulting a prostitute and Mickey finds enough evidence for his client to go free. But he also digs up new evidence on a former client who might be falsely imprisoned for murder, and to implicate his current client in far more serious crimes.
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Another great Connelly read. While I missed Bosch, I loved this novel. It's really good.
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The Life of LA Lawyer. Very Realistic at least at the start. Reading about Myself had me quit Prematurely . I ran out of Harry Bosch.
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good book
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Great Read!
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Loved it!
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For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running. With two ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When he gets picked by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a franchise case: a nice, long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours-until it hurtles him into the last place he wants to be. Suddenly hustling, cynical Mickey Haller is confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent. Now, for a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means taking the deadlist risk of all
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Interesting story line.
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After a complicated court trial, the Lincoln Lawyer frees his client, but almost looses his life.