The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

A Novel

Book - 2005 | First edition.
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This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is 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 Dostoevsky of crime literature."

Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers - they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice.

A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455536481
9780316734936
0316734934
9781455500246
1455500240
Branch Call Number: CON
Characteristics: 404 pages ;,24 cm

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Also available in book, audiobook cd, and downloadable audiobook formats. The story was adapted into a movie in 2011 starring Matthew McConaughey, also available from EPL.


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tjensen1
Aug 11, 2016

One of the lesser one but good.

JasonAT Nov 25, 2014

I'm on Page 215 right now and its climbing the list of favorite Legal thrillers. This is a really good book.

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QED
Mar 27, 2014

I thought this was one of his best works. Great read!! I'm now going to reserve the movie and hope they didn't make too many changes from the book.

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Tannisz
Mar 21, 2013

a great read!

aaa5756 Jul 19, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

grandquilter Jul 17, 2012

Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. I didn't know they were making it a movie and just after I finished the book it came to the theater. Good read, good movie.

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writer13
Mar 03, 2012

Michael Connelly certainly has a winner in the character of Mickey Haller. He's the perfect modern day embodiment of the irascible scoundrel of days gone by. The guy defends the scum of the earth, putting killers and rapists back on the street based on technicalities, and yet the reader loves him. In the hands of a lesser writer this book would've been a train wreck but Connelly has crafted a true gem here.

squarewheels Dec 12, 2011

Very impressed with this book!

Trackstar048 Aug 23, 2011

AMAZING BOOK!!! Absolutely one of the best!

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mamariccardi
Jun 06, 2011

Good book---Good movie

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Aug 15, 2011

Micky Haller is a sleazy defense lawyer who will defend anyone as long as that person keeps the cash flowing. He has only one fear- to condemn an innocent man to jail. When he is paid by a seemingly rich Mamma's boy to defend him in a trial where he claims to be innocent, Haller finds himself dragged into a dark world of murder and lies. How does one go about defending pure evil?

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