The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly: Book Review

Mar 19, 2011 | 2011 Articles, Books & Tales, Every Other Book, Jayce Ham, Mysteryrat's Maze, Teens

by Jessica Ham

Let’s just face it; the law is too often corrupt, boring, and brutal. There aren’t many interesting things you can draw from it. People see lawyers as evil, money-grubbing leeches; that is what I thought until I read The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. This book changed the way I looked at lawyers and the law. It actually is pretty interesting and intense. Also, not all lawyers are bad, only the ones who are only after the money are bad. Michael Connelly paints an entirely different picture of the law and digs deep into the mind of one passionate, work-obsessed lawyer.

Mickey Haller is the best defense attorney in the business who operates out of the backseat of his many Lincoln Town cars. He wins almost every case. He doesn’t care if the client is actually innocent; he just wants to get the job done. Mickey’s father was a famous defense attorney and Mickey has always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. His father had a saying “the truly innocent ones…those are the ones you have to watch out for”. Mickey is afraid to ever have a truly innocent client because if he loses, a life could be put on the line.

In this book, a Beverly Hill’s playboy is accused of rape and assault and it is Mickey’s job to prove his innocence. This is his first extremely wealthy client so he must win this case. Through this case he will deal with two ex-wives, bikers, baseball, and maybe even a few murders along the way. How will Mickey’s case turn out? Well, you’ll have to read, The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, to find out!

This is the first book in a series-watch for reviews of other books in this series in the future along with a review of the new movie, The Lincoln Lawyer, on Monday.


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Jessica Ham is 18 years old and an ongoing contributor to our Teen Talk section; with dreams of being on Broadway, she’s right at home covering Entertainment.

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