Fernando Valenzuela is a bail bondsman who works from a
storefront office called Liberty Bail Bonds.
Haller is a lawyer better known as "The Lincoln Lawyer" because he
operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town car. His
clients have included people like bikers, con artists, drunk drivers
and drug dealers.
Haller received a call from
Valenzuela one day who asked if he was "coming in" for a 9:00
calendar call. He told Haller that he had "something" and
asked if he could make it back in time. Mickey agreed to be
A Beverly Hills rich boy, Ross Roulet, was
arrested for brutally beating a woman. He chose Mickey Haller
to represent him. This was a big break for Mickey. It
was the first high paying client he had in years. Ross claims
he is innocent. Could this be the first client Haller is
defending who is actually innocent? Haller assumed his case
would be a "slam dunk".
Well, it didn't turn out to be that
easy. One of the investigators is murdered for getting a
little too close to the truth. Mickey now realizes he has to
use all of his expertise to solve this case.
This novel will hold you spellbound. It is
narrated in the first person and this does the job of making it
captivating. The author has done an excellent job of making
the characters appear very real. It's hard to let go once you
start reading this book. When we read a novel written by
Michael Connelly, the readers have come to expect "the best".
This book will not let you down. Michael Connelly just seems
to surpass the quality of the last book with each new one he
writes! This book is highly recommended.
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