The Law of Innocence - Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,313 Ratings

Description

“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” (Associated Press)

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly
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A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick

People Book of the Week Selection

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
 
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
 
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
 
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
 
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch... in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).

Reviews

  • The Law of Innocence

    5
    By portland lawyer
    Fantastic book. A master class in story telling.
  • I For one applaud you . I cannot BELIEVE how

    5
    By Tonto778
    Gullible The Trump fan base is when he has been ripping people off and not paying them for decades ! The man has not paid plenty of people who were contracted out by him that I know .And it boggles my mind you brainwashed souls would actually be offended from your favorite author just cuz he may have hurt your little cupcake feelings . GROW UP AND WAKE UP
  • Outstanding

    5
    By bfd
    What more can be added...
  • Pretty good

    4
    By nutsp2190
    Would have given 5 stars except for the trashing of my President Donald Trump as part of the story. No place for that in a book I purchase.
  • Liberal mouthpiece

    1
    By NYCNHE
    Why does he have to alienate a big portion of his fan base by politicising his jury pick. You lost a big fan.
  • Good read

    3
    By Tara42399
    This was a very good read. I didn’t want to put it down very much. It kept drawing me back, so I could finish it. The only thing I didn’t like was the foul language in there. Why do some authors think they have to use F Bombs to get a point across? Also the childish shots at the President and his appointments were dumb. Why take a chance on alienating half of America?
  • A book for liberal democrats only

    2
    By Kenschaub
    Say, according to the character, Mickey Haller, if you have a Trump sticker on your car, you are a liar because Trump is supposedly a liar, and therefore not worthy of jury duty. I wonder what the author thinks is so cool about insulting 75 percent of his customer base? Not the only political dig in the book either. Really disappointed in Connelly. What's more he has tainted my attitude toward buying any more of his stories. Too bad.
  • RESURRECTION

    5
    By Ezeed
    Not to worry he can run from Leavenworth and resume his unique style of governance from the big house not the white house in 2024.
  • Political views not needed

    3
    By conrad 55
    Liked the book, but a little thin on developing the defense case. Not one of his best. What was really irritating was the unnecessary insertion of the author’s political views. As a Trump supporter, I was insulted and I think I will not read Connelly again.
  • Picks up speed

    5
    By StanleyFer
    Like many recent Connelly books, this takes a while to get the plot going, but it builds nicely, and the last third hurtles along like a freight train. No one does courtroom material like Connelly. I was sorry when it was finished.