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Start by marking “The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #15)” as Want to Read: See all 8 questions about The Lincoln Lawyer. Although this novel has its share of darkness, it is much lighter in tone than Connelly's equally absorbing Harry Bosch detective. The Lincoln Lawyer is a novel, the sixteenth by American crime writer Michael Connelly. . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. J. Michael "Mickey" Haller, Junior is a fictional character created by Michael Connelly in the novel The Lincoln Lawyer Later on in the book, a reference is made to the movie adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew.
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The fact is that the police and the D. The thought that they would ignore all of that and arrest and prosecute Roulet for the crime is laughable, especially based upon the flimsy evidence against Roulet that Haller has uncovered. One wishes that the justice system would work that fairly--that in a case like this the police and prosecutors would recognize their mistake and repair it--but sadly that's not the way the world works. All too often you read about some poor schmuck who's been railroaded into prison for a crime he probably did not commit--as often as not after a coerced confession--and then later someone else comes along and actually confesses to the crime.
Even in such an extreme case, it practically takes an act of God to get the first guy exonerated, and often it doesn't ever happen. The thought that the police and D. Some other equally implausible things happen at the end of the book and especially at the end of the movie, but still, if you can suspend disbelief, both are fun rides. I've enjoyed the subsequent Mickey Haller books, and I would happily see another Mickey Haller movie if it were done as well as this one.
View all 24 comments. A compulsively readable legal thriller about a cynical defense attorney who works out of his Lincoln town car hence the title and begins to believe he has finally found that most dreaded and improbable of all clients, an innocent man.
Although this novel has its share of darkness, it is much lighter in tone than Connelly's equally absorbing Harry Bosch detective novels. I found Mickey Haller's brash personality and breezy delivery an unexpected--and welcome--change. View all 3 comments. Jan 19, Will M. I don't know where I will go or what cases will be mine. I just know I will be healed and ready to stand once again in the world without truth. This is my very first 5-star rating of I've finally found a novel in that entertained me throughout the novel.
No slow moments anywhere, and the ending was superb. Characters were really likable and fully developed in the end.
Mickey Haller is my favorite attorney, in novels at least. This was my very first legal-crime novel, and I am ash I don't know where I will go or what cases will be mine. This was my very first legal-crime novel, and I am ashamed to say that. Medicine and law are my favorite professions. I am currently taking up premed, but I chose between premed and prelaw in my senior year in high school.
I ended up choosing medicine, but I'm still very much interested in law. Everything about those two keeps my interest no matter what I'm reading or watching. I've seen House M.
All of those include at least medicine or law related plots, and all of those are among my favorite tv shows. To talk about novels though, I've only read a lot of Patterson and some Crichton novels.
I haven't ventured enough to be able to say that this is the best legal-crime novel that I've read. Clearly I've yet to try hundreds more special mention to Grisham. For now though, I have to say that this novel was fucking amazing. Mickey Haller was completely immersing. His motherfucker-I'm-an-asshole attitude was really entertaining. Lawyers are most of the time perceived like that, and I was introduced to the asshole kind years ago.
I don't want to read about a saint of a lawyer, because that would be devastatingly boring. When it comes to the law genre, the asshole is needed. He proved to be a genuine asshole, and not the pretentious trying hard kind. He knew how the system worked, and manipulation was the key.
And now to talk briefly of the other characters. Roulet was the accused in this novel, and he appeared weak and loser like in the beginning, but he changed throughout the novel.
He was a bit annoying, but that was necessary for the novel. To be honest I actually liked the judge a lot. She was not even a major character, but I enjoyed the scenes in the near end. Before reading this I thought that plot would be predictable and boring, but boy was I wrong. Speculations were going haywire inside my head, but none of them happened. The ending caught me completely off guard and my heartbeat was a bit faster in the last 30 pages.
I was even expecting a bad ending because I've been reading a few lately , but the ending here was amazing. Complete closure from the novel, even though this is the first book of a series. Some authors would gimmick-ly write a huge cliffhanger for the readers to continue on with the series, but Connelly didn't do that. I commend him for that, because as awesome as this first book was, there would be no problem with the continuing on with the series problem that most authors blindly give to the readers.
All I can say is that get your expectations straight. This is a legal-crime novel. Don't expect to read about something else other than what the author promised. For courtroom drama fans, this would appeal to you guys.
I'll repeat my statement that this was my very first legal-crime novel, so I didn't find this one predictable and reused in terms of plot. I obviously haven't read a plot similar to this before, so the result was complete satisfaction. Truly deserving and I will continue on with the series soon.
Courtroom drama is amazing as long as executed correctly. View all 11 comments. Damn this was a great book. But this is only a groundbreaker to set the stage.
Haller is a player, a Damn this was a great book. Haller is a player, a criminal defense attorney who knows how to work the system, good and bad, to get results.
Haller describes himself as a mechanic, a gifted technician who knows how to operate the Machine to accomplish what he wants. But Haller is complex — he can fearlessly and skillfully deal with motorcycle gangs and prosecutors alike, but he is haunted by an earlier deal that left a possibly innocent man in prison.
But things are not as they seem and Haller finds himself in a complicated mess early on. Connelly plays the reader like an experienced cross-examiner, using an eye for detail and an ability to spin a great mystery into a very enjoyable novel. Reviewer Lyn likes it, what does lawyer Lyn say? I liked it. Being a small town lawyer, a lot of the big city dog-eat-dog machinations were lost on me, but it was fun to read. While my dealings with the DAs is more collegial than how Connelly describes the LA county bar, I can appreciate his realistic design.
At the end of the day, Connelly tells a great story and plays it straight — the good, the bad and the ugly. Haller is a complex character, with flaws and failings and makes mistakes. Connelly shows that money wins, sad but true; time, energy and resources are needed for these kinds of cases and the writer tells that like it is.
But he also sheds some light on lesser victories and a moral compass amidst a turbulent world. Michael "Mickey" Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with the type of clients you'd rather see him lose for in the courtroom.
When he lands a "franchise" case representing Louis Roulet, a wealthy realtor, Haller feels like he's truly in the money and on the path towards more like-walleted clients. What is remarkable about this story is how vivid a picture we're given of Mickey Haller. On the surface, he's a slick, oily attorney representing the underbelly of the city. Beneath that Michael "Mickey" Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with the type of clients you'd rather see him lose for in the courtroom.
Beneath that veneer you'll find a conflicted man who's a very good lawyer who also manages to be well liked by his two ex-wives. His courtroom strategies are pretty ingenious and when his money case takes an awful turn, we get the opportunity to see Haller turn inward, getting a glimpse of the man's soul. This is an excellent start to what should be an interesting series. I wasn't all that interested in this character before reading this book and now am extremely intrigued.
I'm also looking forward to seeing Haller intersect with Harry Bosch. View all 22 comments. The Best series! View all 4 comments. View all 6 comments. I postponed reading The Lincoln Lawyer because I thought it was going to be a courtroom drama with excessive infodumps and tedious pacing.
Boy was I ever wrong. Fortunately, my wife had the foresight to spring it on me as part of our annual must-read agreement for The law was a large, rusting machine that sucked up people and lives and money.
I was just a mechanic. I had become expert at going into the machine and fixing things and extracting what I needed from it in return. A gripping one, at that. Much of society thought of me as the devil but they were wrong. I was a greasy angel.
The immediacy of first person narrative seemed to suit this story better than most. The protagonist comes across as either a sleazy defense lawyer or a loveable rogue depending on the events being depicted at the time , but there is an enormous amount of character development as he starts questioning his own morality and reasons for doing what he does - the catalyst, of course, being the specific case that this novel deals with… It seemed so far-fetched that it might actually be true.
And that bothered me. The Lincoln Lawyer is a pretty twisty novel. It has a few curveballs up its sleeve, for each time when you finally think you know where the story is headed. A cold shiver of fear pierced my chest. This one genuinely had my stomach knotted with tension a few times. View all 17 comments.
The book proved to be equally as exciting as the novel, though reading it was partially spoiled by seeing the movie, as I could predict where things were headed. This was my first Connelly book, but will not be my last. A great mix of Grisham and some quirky Cannell, I was pulled in by the second chapters. I love legal thrillers, especially when the main character can be a little off centre in his life and tactics.
Connelly laid out both believable and potential scenes as he works with a very spi The book proved to be equally as exciting as the novel, though reading it was partially spoiled by seeing the movie, as I could predict where things were headed. Connelly laid out both believable and potential scenes as he works with a very spineless defendant.
Mick must do both his job and yet keep his own morals on the high ground, which he is able to do, but with some challenges along the way. Anyone wanting a great page turner need look no further than this book.
I am hooked on Connelly and hope the rest of the collection is as powerful! View all 8 comments. I'm afraid the movie stole a lot of his thunder for me. Still, it's a good read! Mickey Haller is a defence attorney that basically works out of his car.
Mickey doesn't particularly care if his client is innocent or guilty. He cares more about the money and fame a trial can bring him.
This changes when he takes on Louis Roulet's case. I found the story a bit slow to get into. At first I was often wondering when things would pick up.
The beginning mainly introduces a lot of cases Haller has worked on and doesn't begin to get more interesting until about a third of the way thr Mickey Haller is a defence attorney that basically works out of his car. The beginning mainly introduces a lot of cases Haller has worked on and doesn't begin to get more interesting until about a third of the way through when a twist is thrown in. Towards the end, I found it difficult to put down; the ending took me by surprise!
At times I found parts of the story a bit confusing.
This may be to do with all the different cases talked about and how some of them sort of related to each other. There is also one aspect of the story that I am still a bit confused about, though I won't say what that is because it would be a spoiler! I really liked Mickey, despite disagreeing with his values. I also liked his relationship with his ex-wives and other characters in the novel. I think they were all developed quite well.
This wasn't a bad story, but I didn't think it was awesome. Even though it was just ok I will read the next one because I would like to see how Mickey's character develops. Dan 2.
It's extra exciting when you read a book you enjoy and know that there's plenty more from whence it came read: Thus, I'm pretty darn pleased to have made the acquaintance of the eponymous Lincoln-riding lawyer, Mickey Haller. Heck, they're downright helpful. Roulet is on the hook for the assault of a working girl, and, of course, he's innocent.
It's hard to describe much without risking spoiler-ing the first four paragraphs of James' review do a damn fine job of it. Since there's an overbearing mother, and a switchblade involved, and because I'm oh so predictable, I'll leave you with this. Nov 05, RM Alwaysdaddygirl Griffin alwaysdaddyprincess rated it it was amazing.
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Read Full Excerpt. Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers! Michael Haller, a famous criminal defense attorney and the father of Mickey Haller, the main character in The Lincoln Lawyer.
Did you understand what this meant? Why would an innocent man scare an attorney? He has been in trouble with the California Bar before.
His clients are gang members, drug dealers, prostitutes and con men. He does his best for his clients as long as Read More. Reviews Media Reviews Reader Reviews. Beyond the Book Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Shelves: crime-fiction This is the book in which Michael Connelly introduced Michael Haller, a lawyer who works out of an "office" in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car as he navigates the various courtrooms that dot Los Angeles County.
Connelly got the idea for the character in a chance meeting at a Dodgers baseball game when he sat next to an attorney who did exactly that. Mickey Haller is a bright guy who works all of the angles. Mostly he represents drug dealers, prostitutes and other low-lifes, but except for t This is the book in which Michael Connelly introduced Michael Haller, a lawyer who works out of an "office" in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car as he navigates the various courtrooms that dot Los Angeles County.
Mostly he represents drug dealers, prostitutes and other low-lifes, but except for the very occasional pro bono case, he takes only those clients who can afford the price of his services. And like all criminal attorneys, he has his eye out for the "franchise" case--the one that can pay him humongous fees.
He believes he's found such a case when he's asked to defend Louis Roulet, the son of a wealthy family and of a mother who will do anything--and pay anything--to save her son from jail. Roulet is accused of assaulting a woman he met at a bar.
Like all of Mickey's clients, he claims to be innocent. Specifically, he claims that the victim hit him over the head, beat herself up or had someone else do it and then planted evidence that would point the finger at Roulet so that after the criminal trial she could sue him for big bucks in civil court.