BOOK REVIEW: THE LINCOLN LAWYER
I was quite disappointed when I started The Lincoln Lawyer. I have always liked Michael Connelly’s books and wondered why I was having such a hard time getting “into” this particular book. After a disappointing beginning, the book really got me into it. Once the action started I had a hard time placing the book down.
Mickey Haller is a defense attorney who owns four Lincoln Town cars that he uses as his offices. He switches cars when he gets too many miles on one. Louis Roulet is taken as a client, partly because he is a rich, but rough client. Mickey does not trust Roulet at all but the money is good! Several girls turn up missing or dead and Roulet is the main suspect but Mickey also gets involved as a suspect because of the gun used in some of the killings. Mickey’s first ex-wife, Maggie, is an attorney in the District Attorney’s office. Anytime Mickey is defending a client, Maggie is not permitted to be the prosecutor since they were married and share a daughter who Mickey truly loves and wants to be with but business keeps him from doing that. Maggie does give some much-needed information to Mickey, sometimes unknowingly!
After several rounds of threats towards Mickey and his family and the murder of a good friend, he works extra hard on Roulet’s defense while attempting to show law enforcement that Roulet is not a good man. The suspense is constant as the book goes on in super fast time. Mickey makes a great main character in a book with his way of living and how he delves into his clients and their family and friends. The ending is great and resolves many of the questions the reader picks up while reading The Lincoln Lawyer.
REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN
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