The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

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Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller signs on to defend young real estate agent Louis Roulet against charges of assault. Roulet's imperious mother will spend any amount to prove her son's innocence. But probing the details of the case, Mickey and private investigator Raul Levin dig up a far darker picture of Roulet's personality and his past. Levin's murder and a new connection to the Menendez case, which he mishandled, make Mickey wonder if he's in over his head, and his defense of Roulet becomes a question of morality as well as a test of his own survival.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2001
ISBN: 0759514720 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC CONNELLY
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Representing the system's most unsavory characters in his work as a criminal defense lawyer, jaded attorney Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by sinister events that suggest the workings of a particularly evil perpet... Read More »


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labraden
Oct 28, 2020

Slick lawyer, Mickey Haller uses his Lincoln as an office for several reasons including the fact that he doesn't make much money on the cases that he takes until his friend, bail bondsman, Fernando Valenzuela, refers him to the family of Louis Roulet, who has been charged with the assault of a local prostitute. Mickey thinks that this case might be the answer to his financial problems as well as developing new contacts and attracting a different kind of client. Things change when he begins to suspect that Roulet was involved in a case from his past, which might mean he advised an innocent man to take a deal and go to prison for a crime he didn't commit.

The Lincoln Lawyer is about the character of Mickey Haller, who is suitably greedy and self centered, but does show that he cares about some of the people in his life including his ex-wife and his daughter. The action and suspense build to a climax that is at the same time expected and unexpected, leading to a very satisfying conclusion. Overall, The Lincoln Lawyer is a skillfully twisty mystery with well developed characters and an expertly paced plot.

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chascalz
May 21, 2019

Enjoyable book. Read it after reading The Poet., which is also very good imo.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 19, 2019

So good!! O my gosh, can't get over it. Ready to watch the movie now, hope it is just as good!

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cambridgedon
Jan 13, 2019

I have commented before on not liking Haller as much as Bosch because Connelly seems a little boxed in when writing in the first person. But clearly this earlier effort is far better than some of his later ones. This one is taut and despite being mostly linear, there is enough background to keep two cases running parallel with enough intersections between the two (did I just write that oxymoron - just like military intelligence, I suppose) to keep the reader on his or her toes. Actually my favourite Haller story so far.

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brianwalsh1948
Jan 17, 2017

This is a great read. I wish Connelly would write more Mickey Haller books. I have read every one so far and loved them all.

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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.

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LuluY
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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