“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.”
Originally published in 2005 and the first book in the Mickey Haller series, The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly follows criminal defence attorney Mickey Haller who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. Travelling between the courthouses of LA, he defends clients of every kind – bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers. For Haller, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence — it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.
But when a Beverly Hills playboy is arrested for attacking a woman and he chooses Haller to defend him, Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defence attorney’s dream. And, as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. But then someone close to him is murdered, and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with pure evil. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic — this time to save his own life.