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In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pay, but if defence attorney Mickey Haller was expecting an uptick in business during the economic downturn, the reality is a different story. Even people needing legal representation to keep them out of jail have to make cut-backs, it seems. In fact, the most significant part of Mickey's business right now is not about keeping clients out of jail but about keeping a roof over their heads, as the foreclosure boom hits thousands of people who were granted unrealistic mortgages in the good times and now face being kicked to the curb by ruthless corporations. Lisa Trammel had been a client of Mickey's for eight months - his very first foreclosure case, in fact - and although so far he'd managed to stop the bank from taking her house, the strain and sense of injustice are beginning to take their toll, and the bank had recently got a restraining order to prevent her protesting against their fraudulent practices. But now the bank's CEO, Mitchell Bondurant, has been found in the bank's car park with a bullet in his brain, and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder. For Mickey, it's back to what he does best on the biggest stage of all, but if he thought defending Lisa Trammel was going to be a walk in the park, he'd be wrong. Not only is he about to learn some startling truths about his client, but also about himself, and by the time the verdict is in, Mickey's whole world will have been turned upside down.
©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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By Lia on 05-17-11

Good but not great

I have listened to every Michael Connelly book and love the way he writes and choses excellent narrators. I enjoyed most of this book but it all got a bit predictable and I knew the ending well before the book finished. The narrator did an excellent job whcih really added to the book.

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By Pavel on 05-15-11

I took my mp3 player from a car

It's one of few books that was difficult to interrupt listening to. Thrilling, very nicely written characters, excellent pace and last but not least, the voice of the narrator was very vivid, kept me listening after midnight. OK, I gave up 45 minutes before the end and went sleep, but I woke up early in the morning to finish it.

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By Rosanella on 04-25-11

What a story and what an ending!

This is my second book by Connelly. I remember buying the 'Lincoln Lawyer' simply because I needed distracting from science books and though that it
might have been an interesting crime story novel. But now I'm hooked on Connelly's books and can't wait for the next one.
This story compels the listener to want to know more about this case and how it unfolds inside the courts, with various moment's outside the courts. My
favourite characters are probably the Judge & Ms Freeman, apart from Micky Haller of course, as their personalities are well depicted in the framework of
the story. And what an unexpected ending!

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By Vyonne on 05-11-11

Up to date book

Having listened to most of Michael Connely's books, I like all of them, but this one was a wee bit better, than the last few. Enjoyed it from beginning to end, liked the characters, the book is very much up to date, has great personalities in it liked the bikers and the names for the two heavies! Although anticipating a twist, this one was brilliant. Looking foreward to the next book, as good as this one, the narrator was not bad either. This story could actually continue......
Anyone in doubt, if you like Michael Connelly, buy it, first timer for Michael Connelly, good too, you are opening a load of good books to come.

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By Sarah on 05-14-15

LOVED THIS BOOK.

Fantastic! Really enjoy all of his books, beautifully written and very well read and produced! Recommend this book to everyone!

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