The Lincoln Lawyer (Paperback) - Connelly, Michael

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Product Overview

Includes excerpt from: The Fifth witness (p. [513]-531).

Specifications

Publisher Grand Central Pub
Mfg Part# 9781455500239
SKU 217104618
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1455500232
Release Date 1/25/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.5L x 1.4T
Author Info
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.
Praise
"[V]eteran crime novelist Connelly offers intrigue and bracing twists in his first legal thriller....Connelly gets the legal details and maneuvers just right, and Haller is a great character....Contains everything readers have come to expect from powerhouse Connelly."
"Many a series sleuth has been sidelined by a gut shot so an author can wander off an explore a new genre....[E]very so often that literary leap produces something remarkable, like Michael Connelly's first legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER....Mastering the form on his first try, Connelly delivers a powerhouse drama."
"Potent....Brilliantly plotted and played out, with court scenes...which winch up the tension to the breaking point. New territory for Connelly, author of the peerless Harry Bosch series, but immediately expert, exciting and absorbing. Connelly writes the kind of book that dares you to put it down. Chances are that you won't."
From the Publisher
Annotation Although fans of Michael Connelly's popular and critically praised Harry Bosch series won't find their favorite police detective in this legal thriller, they'll enjoy getting to know the half-brother Harry's never met, California defense lawyer Mickey Haller, who runs his office out of his Lincoln Town Car. Mickey doesn't worry too much about the actual guilt or innocence of his disreputable clientele. Instead, he prefers to concentrate on locating the loopholes in the prosecution's case and keeping an eye on his bottom line. Mickey's priorities undergo a radical shift--too late, perhaps--when he manages to land a rich client accused of assaulting a woman at a bar, and discovers that the apparently slam-dunk case has an extremely unpleasant price tag attached to it.
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