Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail.
Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Mickey Haller has always tried to keep his costs down--by, for instance, operating his legal business chiefly out of his Lincoln Town Car. Nevertheless the bad economy effects even the frugal, and Haller has taken some work defending victims of housing foreclosures. One of his clients, however, has now been accused of an actual, and very serious, crime--murdering the president of the bank who was trying to take her home. Bestselling author Michael Connelley keeps readers roped in tight, as Haller describes with wit, honesty, and his special way with understatement the courtroom drama. And a robust cast of characters keep things constantly exciting.
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- Large Print
- April 5, 2011
- April 5, 2011
- Michael Connelly