The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
(A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)


6 Critic Reviews

It did not grab my attention right away like I am used to...
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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.

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
Published October 1, 2005 by Little, Brown and Company. 528 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Apr 03 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Critic reviews for The Lincoln Lawyer
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Contains everything readers have come to expect from powerhouse Connelly.

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Book Reporter

on Jan 11 2011

THE LINCOLN LAWYER is a courageous book in that it catapults Connelly out of the boundaries set by a series. Harry Bosch is a formidable and unforgettable character.

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Suite 101

Below average is slow-paced, and the beginning has a tendency to drag.

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The Uncustomary Book Review

Above average
Reviewed by Kat Kiddles on Nov 09 2011

I’m all for the United States’ justice system—the ideas that people are innocent until proven guilty and that every person deserves to be defended. So I understand that there’s a need for criminal attorneys. But does it have to be Haller?

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Kings River Life

on Mar 19 2011

Michael Connelly paints an entirely different picture of the law and digs deep into the mind of one passionate, work-obsessed lawyer.

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Gather Books

Below average
on Feb 04 2010

It did not grab my attention right away like I am used to...

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