The Lincoln Lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen (in a nice twist, Cohen's gun, given to Dad then bequeathed to his son, plays a key role in the plot). But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially... show more
Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen (in a nice twist, Cohen's gun, given to Dad then bequeathed to his son, plays a key role in the plot). But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially relevant when Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life."
Louis Roulet, Mickey's "franchise client" (so-called becaue he's able and willing to pay whatever his defense costs) seems to be the one his father warned him against, as well as being a few rungs higher on the socio-economic ladder than the drug dealers, homeboys, and motorcycle thugs who comprise Mickey's regular case load. But as the holes in Roulet's story tear Mickey's theory of the case to shreds, his thoughts turn more to Jesus Menendez, a former client convicted of a similar crime who's now languishing in San Quentin. Connelly tellingly delineates the code of legal ethics Mickey lives by: "It didn't matter...whether the defendant 'did it' or not. What mattered was the evidence against him--the proof--and if and how it could be neutralized. My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt." But by the time his client goes to trial, Mickey's feeling a few very reasonable doubts of his own.
Publish date: 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
Wow, this was such a great read and I enjoyed every minute of it. I´m not going into the plot of the story, but this book has everything that a good thriller should have. It´s full of suspense, there are twist and turns, the bad guy is positively spine chilling, the main character is a likeable gu...
I have been so busy that no new books have grabbed me. I have tried a few and abandoned them all. I finally picked this book up in order to finally move off the BL space that I have been on for I think 3 weeks now. I am so glad that I read the first book in the Mickey Haller series. This book is fir...
Kiedy Michael Connelly obok swojego sztandarowego cyklu z charakterystycznym nieprzekupnym i idealistycznym gliniarzu Harrym Boschu umieścił nowy - z trudnym do scharakteryzowania prawnikiem Mickym Hallerem - chyba nikt się nie spodziewał (autor chyba też) że te cykle zaczną się wzajemnie przenikać ...
~~Moved from GR~~ The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly After about 15 books in which defence attorneys are vilified as evil greedy scumbags who use despicable tactics to free their evil guilty scumbag clients, Connelly has finally produced a story told from the perspective of one such evil gre...
A few months ago I attempted to watch the movie version of The Lincoln Lawyer. I don't think I made it 15 minutes before my husband nudged me awake. Still, when this book appeared as a Kindle Daily Deal I couldn't resist. Hey, books are almost always better than the movies, and to be fair, there was...