Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller is a sleaze-bag lawyer or is he?.  Haller represents clients like prostitutes, drug dealers and motorcycle thugs.  He won't proceed with a case unless he knows he will be paid.  When  Louis Roulet is charged with the brutal beating and rape of a woman, Haller finally has his 'franchise' case.  A case where he will make a ton of money.  Roulet comes from a wealthy Beverly Hills family and his mother will do anything to keep him out of jail.

Haller has 2 ex-wives and a little girl and they all love him as the reader slowly does by the end of the book.  Haller is brilliant as he unravels this case.  And the ending is exactly why they made this book into a movie.  

I have read many of the Harry Bosch books and loved the character but I think I like Haller even better.  Haller does not care one whit about rules and breaks them willy nilly.  But he still cares for right vs wrong and is willing to make things right.  This book also helped me to understand the role of the defense attorney in court proceedings


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