The Fifth Witness
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... show more
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. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 421
Edition language: English
There are several elements that make this, for me, the best of the Mickey Haller series that I have read so far, and a book worthy of five stars. For one, I really enjoyed the topical aspect of Mickey's foreclosure practice. In this, the reader can learn about some of the issues surrounding the econ...
Another good Mickey Haller book, this one focused on a woman who may have murdered the banker who was foreclosing on her house. There was a lot going on in this book in addition to the court case - organized crime connections, Hollywood wannabes/scumbags, Mickey's complicated relationship with his ...
This book is one of the most self-contained books I’ve read in the past while. By that I mean the plot ties up in its own time without seeming forced, everyone gets their just desserts (in my opinion), and you leave the book feeling resolved, like it ended naturally and completely. Almost nothing in...
Business is tough for Mickey Haller, his ex-wife Lorna and her new husband Sysco. With the boom in foreclosures, Mickey takes his business in a new direction - fighting the banks for the downtrodden in danger of loosing their homes. One such client is Lisa Trammel and her case seems to be going in...
I've read quite a few books by Michael Connelly in the last few weeks and have been generally pleased with the story-telling. For the most part, he keeps his readers hooked with a variety of twists that keep you guessing. In the case of The Fifth Witness, Connelly cooks one long string of twists. ...
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