Start by marking “The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #15)” as Want to Read: See all 8 questions about The Lincoln Lawyer. Although this novel has its share of darkness, it is much lighter in tone than Connelly's equally absorbing Harry Bosch detective. The Lincoln Lawyer is a novel, the sixteenth by American crime writer Michael Connelly. . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. J. Michael "Mickey" Haller, Junior is a fictional character created by Michael Connelly in the novel The Lincoln Lawyer Later on in the book, a reference is made to the movie adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew.
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The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel (Mickey Haller Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant access. view site eBook | view Audible audiobook. The Lincoln Lawyer, a Mickey Haller novel, by Michael Connelly. The Lincoln Lawyer is available in paperback and as an e-book, an audiobook, and in large. Books in published order: The Lincoln Lawyer () The Brass Verdict () ( also featuring Harry Bosch) The Reversal () (also featuring Harry Bosch).
More By and About This Author. download this book. Apple Books. Reviewed on: Compact Disc - 10 pages - Show other formats. This book started out slow, but man it turned out to be very good, will definitely read more books from this author The trouble is that the over use of cliched speeches and actions obscure a page turner, a novel decked out with top flight characters and scenes place it on the top shelf of its genre. Overall, the book is worth reading, but you'll have to fight the cliche gag reflex at least a "You're a sleazy defense lawyer with two ex-wifes and an eight-year-old daughter and we all love you.
Overall, the book is worth reading, but you'll have to fight the cliche gag reflex at least a few times. Connelly pushes the novel along at a brisk pace, unfurling a solid mystery and introducing of to a goodly number of minor characters, who are well drawn and captivating. Even if the minor characters don't add to the plot, they fill in the details of what life must be like for a criminal defense lawyer who dreams of living the good life but finds himself stuck cutting deals for drug dealers.
Those characters have a way of grounding the novel, setting it in seamy L. In this, etchings from the justice scene in L. Well done there Connelly, well done. Telling of Connelly's strength as a writer is his ability to make his leading character, criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, seem likable even in the face of so many cops pointing out how Haller perverts the loopholes in the system to free clients, most of whom are guilty, guilty, guilty.
Of course, Connelly does this by refusing to shine the good light on anyone who draws their salary from the state, the sole exception there being his ex-wife, a prosecutor who plays by the rules and pays for it by losing promotions to lesser qualified colleagues.
There's a lesson there and you don't have to look hard to figure out what it is. Connelly uses the framework of a court room procedural to background his story, a similar to the police procedural formula that's worked well for Ed McBain and his 87th Precinct series.
Yes, the story does build up to a big a courtroom trial, and yes Virginia, there are couple nice twists at end that reward the reader for putting up with a phrase or two that's a stale as yesterday's meatloaf. These more than enough here to mark me down as a Connelly fan, even if he falls into that "nobody understands how important defense lawyers are for the wheels of justice to turn evenly and fairly" claptrap.
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It's the only thing that drags the book down, but if crime is your genre, don't let this one get away. Defense Attorney Mickey Haller is busy interviewing clients and appearing at hearings.
Instead of an office, he works out of his fleet of Lincoln Town Cars. He feels very lucky when he gets a call about Louis Roulet, a rich Real Estate Broker accused of assault. Mickey sees this as a "franchise" case, a big case that will last months where he'll be able to maximize his billable hours. But his luck isn't holding out. When a friend helping him with the case is murdered, Mickey is conflicted by his Defense Attorney Mickey Haller is busy interviewing clients and appearing at hearings.
When a friend helping him with the case is murdered, Mickey is conflicted by his ethics and conscience. This is the first book in Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller series. I liked the way Mickey was always thinking of an angle to get his clients off the hook.
We got to meet several of his clients early in the book. At first I thought these short introductions were just taking us away from the real story, but they do end up playing into the overall mystery.
I look forward to reading more books in this series. My rating: View all 14 comments. Ok, ok I may have watched the movie before reading this book. It could be my old age or the fact that I've been working my butt off lately, but I may have watched the movie twice BEFORE even thinking about reading this book.
McConaughey as a lawyer. I enjoyed the twists and turns the story took and wasn't sure they'd be as interesting in a book. The thing is that while the book do Ok, ok The thing is that while the book doesn't move as fast as the movie This guy is a truly flawed character who has his ex working for him and a tiny list of true friends to contrast his large Christmas list.
I like that the book goes into detail about how guilty Haller feels about his failed marriage, failed relationships, failed relationship with his daughter and his guilt about being a lawyer who gets his money from living in the gray.
I liked this book and am glad that I have found another serial novelist to sink my teeth into on those nights when I should be grading or writing lesson plans. I suppose I should start with the first one. I like when I read a book after watching the movie and the book, while it has a different feel than the movie, is just as enjoyable. This is definitely one of those books. I'll be reading more Connelly in the near future.
It didn't matter in terms of the strategy of the case whether the defendant "did it" or not. What mattered was the evidence against him -- the proof -- and if and how it could be neutralized.
My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt. It was about negotiation, amelioration, manipulation.
Mick Haller is a hardened Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who is driven around in a Lincoln town car hence the title , representing all walks of people who have made questionable choices, from one-percenter motorcycle gangs, to South-Central drug dealers, to scammers of white-collar type crimes, to down and out prostitutes.
It isn't until Haller is presented with his new client, a Beverly Hill's type playboy named Louis Roulet, that his life gets completely upended, and Haller questions why he defends such an ethically challenging representation of humanity and about his own codes as a lawyer. The Lincoln Lawyer plays out with film noir undertones, with Haller's critical narration of the L.
This audiobook was narrated by Adam Grupper, who really pulls off the voice of Haller in that classic film noir type voice, although some of the characters and women voices come off a little comical, but are satisfactory and don't hinder the storytelling. If there is any fault with the Lincoln Lawyer, it's that the ending feels a little anti-climatic, but it's still a great story and classic Connelly.
Simply superb book. When I first watched the movie, I couldn't understand the plot. The camera print also did not help much. So not sure if the movie is better than the book or vice-versa.
Mickey Haller is an interesting character. The way he trounces the DA's attorney, Ted Minton in the court is absolutely wonderful.
Louis Roulet, a rich estate agent is arrested and charged with sexual assault and battery. He hires Mick Haller to defend him. The courtroom drama is engaging and hooks you. But th Simply superb book. But there is an interesting twist in the plot, which culminates in a superb climax.
For all thriller aficionados, go for it! Loved this book. It is a reread for me. I couldn't remember much of it since my copy is so old there is not even a cover picture for it on GR. The first read was a few decades ago.
The second time around was as good as the first time. Brilliant book: Believable and realistic. My kind of book. I have been so busy that no new books have grabbed me. I have tried a few and abandoned them all. I finally picked this book up in order to finally move off the BL space that I have been on for I think 3 weeks now. I am so glad that I read the first book in the Mickey Haller series. This book is fire. I loved every part of it and it was just what I needed right now.
Mickey Haller is a defense attorney in Los Angeles. He has not had much luck in getting what he calls a "franchise" case these days I have been so busy that no new books have grabbed me. He has not had much luck in getting what he calls a "franchise" case these days. Meaning he is trying to get a client that is going to mean big money to him down the line. When he is unexpectedly called to handle a very rich client who is accused of attempted rape and assault, he wonders if he finally found what he is looking for.
However, not is all that it appears, and then Haller has to think about justice and what you would do to make sure the innocent don't pay for what others have done. I loved Haller as a character. Very complicated and not similar to Harry Bosch at all.
We find out that Haller's father died when he was five and was a world famous defense attorney. With two failed marriages behind him, and a nine year old daughter he wants to get close to, he is doing what he can to track down his white whale, his franchise client that will put him over the top.
I liked that Connelly took a look at defense attorneys. Haller has a lot of crap spewed his way by the prosecutors and cops he goes up against in this book. And honestly, I liked his point of view. He is there to do what he can for the best of his clients. Even though we may not like that people get defended for all matters of things, I like a book that made the point that everyone should be treated the same under the law, even if they are guilty as sin.
If the prosecutor or cops mess up, there are repercussions to that.
With many cases in the news right now that are disheartening to me as a citizen, it made me feel good that we just had Haller out there swinging away to make sure he did what he was supposed to do in his branch of the justice system. We also get a look at some other characters that I managed to like in such a short time.
He doesn't have a terrible relationship with women at all it seems.
He respects them and I loved how he was not here for his one ex and her disparaging going out of his way to keep helping a troubled prostitute that he saw sliding away into a life she was never going to get out of. There's a throw away line there about Haller doing what he can to help these women like his father did which is a nice callback to a Bosch novel.
I won't spoil anything for readers who haven't read a Bosch book, but when I read "The Brass Verdict" I will happily spoil away. We have a tightly constructed plot that I don't want to give too much away about, but ultimately Haller realizes that he is in between a rock and a hard place according to the law. And I loved how Connelly resolves the whole thing. I don't know if it would be true to life, but whatever, I loved the ending.
The writing was really good and I think the story being told from Haller's POV is what made the story pop for me. Also doesn't hurt that I kept imagining Matthew Mcconaughey talking the whole time in my head.
The flow was excellent from beginning to end. I loved how little legal tidbits got included in what Haller was saying to you the whole time. And a look at some of his cases was pretty great too. Cannot wait for the next book! April I read "The Wangs Vs the World", electronic pages I read "Dream Wedding", electronic pages Landed on BL and had to post a vacation photo or tell a story about a vacation.
May 4: May 8: May Read "The Witches: Read "The Good Earth" pages ebook: Read "The Wind in the Willows" paperback edition, pages: Read "The Lincoln Lawyer" site edition, pages: For this first book in this series, author Connelly dreams up a bizarre, convoluted legal situation that really should be a s movie starring Ashley Judd and Tommie Lee Jones.
It's easy to read though, with a plot that moves quickly along and plenty of snappy dialogue to go with the contrived dramatic situations and ridiculous coincidences. Ultimately, it's fun if you don't think about it too hard. Great book, but was disappointed in the movie. I got the idea to read this from Nicholson Baker's article against site's site device where he said he had to finish reading this on his site despite disliking doing so on such a shoddy device because he had to know what happened in the end.
However it's an unfair generalisation as I hadn't read any books from this genre. So I picked it up not ex I got the idea to read this from Nicholson Baker's article against site's site device where he said he had to finish reading this on his site despite disliking doing so on such a shoddy device because he had to know what happened in the end.
So I picked it up not expecting much, probably giving up after the court room scene where the lawyer does a Pacino and spouts on to the jury about how the system is corrupt, etc. Yawn, snooze. What can I say? Pleasantly surprised? No, in fact utterly gobsmacked! What had I been missing! Who was this writer?! Michael Connelly I'd say "The Lincoln Lawyer" is the best novel I've read in a year.
I can't complain about any aspect of the book - the characters were solid, the main character utterly likeable, believable and real, the plot compelling, the dialogue and descriptions, right down to the legal speak seemed authoritative and right I'm not a lawyer so I can only say it sounded like he'd done his research. The whole setup of a lawyer in a lincoln town car, the pro with years of experience dealing with judges and bikers with complete confidence, was new to me and rich in story.
Even Nicholson Baker's claim that he read the last hundred pages at a gallop in one sitting turned out true - actually for me it was more like the last pages in one enjoyable sunny Sunday afternoon.
I cannot recommend this book more. I'm not one for legal thrillers but this was a fantastic novel. I urge you to check this guy out, the man knows how to write. View all 7 comments. Nov 17, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: During the series Haller has used two private investigators for his trials. The first, Raul "Mish" Levin was murdered during the events of The Lincoln Lawyer , his nickname "Mish" was bestowed upon him by Haller after Haller learned of his "mish-mash" of Mexican-Jewish ancestry.
His second investigator, Wojciechowski, was formerly a member of the motorcycle gang The Road Saints, whom Haller frequently represented, and was nicknamed by the gang after the Cisco Kid , an outlaw-adventurer Wild West character created by O. Henry in Cisco was introduced in The Brass Verdict.
Haller was nicknamed "the Lincoln Lawyer" because of his preference for working out of his Lincoln Town Car instead of in an office. However, during The Fifth Witness, Haller temporarily rents an office on a one-year lease. With the influx in foreclosure clients at that time, Haller has hired an associate, Jennifer "Bullocks" Aronson, a new graduate of Southwestern Law School , which is located in the former Bullocks Wilshire.
In 9 Dragons , Haller makes a short cameo as Harry Bosch's lawyer; a murder suspect even states that Matthew McConaughey was his alibi.Reading Guide Book Summary A stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called "today's Dostoyevsky of crime literature.
The kids are cute, but on the whole I think I'd rather have had Dalziel and Pascoe investigating the dark history of this fascinating place.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mostly he represents drug dealers, prostitutes and other low-lifes, but except for the very occasional pro bono case, he takes only those clients who can afford the price of his services.
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