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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.