Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Maggie McFierce as in Margaret McPherson, who happened to be one of the toughest and, yes, fiercest deputy district attorneys assigned to the Van Nuys courthouse. She also happened to be my first ex-wife.

Title: The Lincoln Lawyer
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN: 978-1455500239
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/2005
Pages: 544

Mickey Haller runs his office from his car. He owns four Lincolns and uses those one by one. He has two ex-wives, one who kinda helps him run his office, and other is a DA! He is in good terms with both. Everything seems to be fine. His only regret is maybe he goofed up in the case of Jesus Menendez, who it seems is innocent but gets a life term for a murder he did not apparently commit. 

Then out of nowhere, Mickey gets a big league client in the form of Louis Roulet, a upcoming real estate broker. Louis is charged with assault and he hires Mickey to defend him. Mickey Haller sees dollars in the deal. And thinks it is one hell of an easy case. And somehow gets embroiled in a situation which he had not envisaged at all. 

Now he has to save his own skin as well as that of an innocent man. He faces evil in such a form that he couldn't have foreseen. It becomes a personal war for him and becomes the most difficult case of his life. 

As Mickey defends Roulet and we slowly discover who Jesus Menendez is and his connection to this case, we watch the thin line and also juxtaposition of guilt and innocence and the eternal clash of good and evil. The very existence of our Lincoln Lawyer is threatened. And Mickey has to find out the truth. 

I found the novel vastly entertaining, and the suspense element is sustained throughout. And Connelly created a memorable character in Mickey Haller. This was my first Connelly. I am going for more!

CymLowell

20 comments:

Christina T said...

I have been wanting to read this. I've heard really good things about Michael Connelly's books. My coworkers all seem to love them. Great teaser!

Darkfallen said...

oh yes the tricky ex-wife...when I grow up I'll be one of those*winks*

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I want to read this one...loved the movie!

Thanks for sharing.

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Gigi Ann said...

I read this a few months ago and liked it, I haven't seen the movie yet, waiting for it to come on TV.

CMash said...

Good one..plus now I know I have something to look forward to since it's in my tbr pile.

Irene said...

I have this one on my shelf as well, good teaser. Thanks for stopping by.

Kah Woei said...

The idea of operating a law firm out of a car is intriguing ...

fredamans said...

I almost watched the movie... y'know Matthew McConaughey and all... but the subject matter didn't appeal to me.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_28.html

Nise' said...

I've had this book sitting on my stacks for too long now!

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

Loved the movie! Great teaser.

Here's my Teaser Tuesday from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. Happy Reading! Jen

Jenny Q said...

Great teaser! Thanks for visiting mine today :)

Deepali said...

OO michael Connelly - I've read one book, really good pacing and story style :)
Nice to see you liked this one, on my TBR list now.

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Tribute Books Mama said...

I saw the movie and liked it, didn't get to read the book.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_28.html

Page said...

That sounds good. Here's mine
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Karen and Gerard said...

Good teaser. We read this one too and I had a hard time choosing a teaser for it--there was just so many to choose from!

http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-teaser-divergent-and-home-again.html

Here's the link to our review of this if interested: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/05/lincoln-lawyer-by-michael-connelly.html

Yvonne said...

I really want to read this one. It's on my list to get.

Shy said...

I have wanted to read this but not quite sure what it is about. Seems really interesting though! Thanks for your review =)

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Rabid Fox said...

I'm skipping the book actually, and going straight to the film. I figure two hours is about as much time I could afford for a lawyer thriller. Just not my bag.

Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the review.
Ann

jlshall said...

This sounds like one I'd love. Thanks for the great tease!