The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict

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By (author) Michael Connelly

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Defence lawyer Mickey Haller has had some problems but now he's put all that behind him and is ready to resume his career. Then another lawyer, Vincent, dies, and Haller gets an unexpected windfall: he inherits all Vincent's clients - putting his stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent had taken on a high profile and potentially lucrative murder case. It'll be a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight - and if Mickey can win against the odds, he'll really be back in the big leagues. The only problem is the detective handling the case - a certain Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent's clients. Suddenly Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to defend a client successfully who might just be planning to murder him.

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A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of the acclaimed Harry Bosch thriller series, the Mickey Haller novels and other bestsellers. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his family. To find out more, visit www.michaelconnelly.co.uk

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By Tyson 07 Jun 2014 4

The easiest way to review this sequel is to say, if you enjoyed "The Lincoln Lawyer" you'll enjoy the story that keeps you guessing to the very end.

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the real thrill of this compulsive procedural will be seeing the author's two greatest characters united for the first time TIMES Connelly ratchets up the tension and delivers twist-filled coutroom scenes. -- Simon Shaw MAIL ON SUNDAY

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The answer to every Connelly fan's dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer.Away from the courtroom for two years after he was shot (The Lincoln Lawyer, 2005), Mickey Haller plans a gradual return to the legal practice he runs from the back seat of his car. But the plan is abruptly accelerated by the murder of his colleague Jerry Vincent, who designated Mickey as the attorney who'd take over his list of clients if anything happened to him. One client is a high-profile defendant guaranteed to put Mickey back on the map. Hollywood studio head Walter Elliot is accused of killing his much younger wife Mitzi, who evidently took the recent vesting of her prenup as the signal to file for divorce, and her even younger lover, interior decorator Johan Rilz, who wasn't nearly as gay as Mitzi had hinted. Before Mickey can claim victory, however, he'll have to explain away the gunpowder residue on his client's hands; he'll have to figure out what secret the client is hiding from him that makes him so sure he's going to get off; and he'll have to be ready to go to trial in ten days. While he's racing around trying to fit the pieces together, he'll cross swords repeatedly with Connelly's long-running hero, Det. Harry Bosch, the 33-year veteran of Robbery-Homicide (The Overlook, 2007, etc.) who's investigating Vincent's murder. Despite twists aplenty, the trial drags on for so many pages that savvy readers will solve the mystery ahead of Mickey. But his relationship with Bosch, whom he doesn't recognize as his half brother, is satisfyingly resourceful - by turns wary, competitive, complementary, cooperative and mutually predatory.Even if the case is less than baffling, Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both. (Kirkus Reviews)