Mickey Haller is working with people fighting mortgage forclosures and is called to defend a client accused of murdering the banker who headed up the mortgage loan division responsible for forclosure actions against her home.
Mickey puts his efforts into clearing his client although he has doubts about her innocence. As the reader might expect with Michael Connelly, the novel is well written and the court scenes are like a tightly contested tennis match with one side winning pints and the other countering. Was this client guilty or set up? These are the questions.
Mickey Haller is an excellent character who shows the difficulty of earing a living and dealing with a difficult client. He manages his business and family life with constant emotional and financial difficulty common to many of us and thus becomes sympathetic and a character the reader wants to succeed.
Michael Connelly polishes off the novel with a wonderful ending.