The Lincoln Lawyer ~~ Michael Connelly


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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
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 deadliest risk of all. Full Synopsis
About the Book
  • Published:
    Oct-2005 (Hardcover)
    Jul-2006 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Pages:
    516
  • Age Level:
    00-22
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Mickey Haller works as a defense lawyer doing much of his work from the backseat of his Lincoln. His driver, Earl, is working off his fee for Mickey's successful defense in a case agaginst him.

Mickey is asked to defend the wealthy Louis Roulet from the accusation of aggrivated assault and attempted rape of Reggie Campo, a woman he had met in a bar.

From the start, Mickey is skeptical of Roulet when he catches him in a number of lies about his past. Then, Mickey sees a photo of Reggie and sees the resemblance to a woman that Mickey's former client, Jesus Mendez, was sent to prison for murdering.

One of Mickey's greatest concerns was that he would not provide adequate defense and as a result an innocent person would go to prison. Now it seems that Mendez might be innocent. Mickey goes to see him in jail and brings a number of photos, one of which is of Roulet. What Mickey learns is that he is dealing with a truly evil person.

The novel proceeds and Roulet is able to create a special reason for Mickey to win the case against him. He boasts about the crimes in his past, knowing that Mickey can't do anything because of the attorney-client privilege.

We watch Mickey, trying to do the right thing and wonder how he will provide justice to Roulet, a man he is defending.
Michael
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