The Brass Verdict
When down-at-heel lawyer Mickey Haller gets the news that his old colleague Jerry Vincent has died, he also gets an unexpected windfall. Jerry had left instructions that Mickey should inherit all of his clients - putting Mickey's stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent was about to go to bat for Walter Elliott, the Hollywood mogul accused of brutally slaying his wife and her lover, in a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight. If Mickey could find the magic bullet and win that one against the odds, he'd really be back in the big leagues. The only problem is that Vincent was murdered, shot at close range in his office garage. And the detective handling the case - a certain Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent's clients. Suddenly Jerry Vincent's legacy is beginning to look more like a poisoned chalice, and Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to successfully defend a client who might just be planning to murder him.
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 147.32 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
- 16 Oct 2008
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
I love detective novels and Connelly never fails to deliver. -- Rankin (photographer) * THE INDEPENDENT * Nothing makes my heart beat faster than a new crime novel from one of my A-list of what I call Old Dependables. These are the select band of writers who you just know are going to deliver every time. One such is Michael Connelly. -- Carla McKay * DAILY MAIL * Michael Connelly bring together two of his best-known characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, in a novel that can't be put down. ... It's a masterstroke to unite them, and Connelly cements his reputation as a master storyteller with a plot that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. * IRISH EXAMINER * 'Connelly has proved himself the king of US police procedurals, and now his legal books are the equal of John Grisham's.' -- Mark Timlin * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * a courtroom drama with only one verdict: Connelly + Bosch + Haller = genius. * DAILY RECORD * a riveting ride through the LA courthouse system. * TIME OUT * Mickey's back in this equally accomplished sequel ... the interplay between Haller and Bosch is as sparky as one could wish for ... So who will [Connelly] feature in his next book: Haller or Bosch? Or both? Who cares if the writing is as energetic as it is here. -- Barry Forshaw * DAILY EXPRESS * Good to see that Michael Connelly, probably the best American crime writer of his generation, still knows how to raise his game. -- Henry Sutton * THE MIRROR * a clever plot, full of twists, to make a first-rate legal thriller. -- Susanna Yager * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * One of Connelly's best ever books, this is an excellently plotted courtroom drama combined with a tense thriller * MORNING STAR * If you're a Connelly fan you'll love this. Detective Hieronymus Bosch meets Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller. The clever plot kicks off when hard-up Haller gets a boost by inheriting his old mates clients. It's all going great until Bosch decides the killer is one of Mickey's wealthy new clients. Bah! A great ending from a great writer who hasn't disappointed in his previous 19 books. * DAILY SPORT * While the themes of Connelly's LA crime novels are familiar (power, envy, corruption), his plotting is anything but. * ESQUIRE * a superb legal thriller that manages three final twists ...The labyrinthine workings of LA law, bribery and the machinations of the FBI all play a part in a scenario that soon has Mickey in fear of his life. The first line of The Brass Verdict is 'everybody lies', so there are plenty of surprises. And, of course, as a writer of fiction, Connelly proves to be a brilliant liar. -- Mark Sanderson * EVENING STANDARD *
About Michael Connelly
A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the acclaimed Harry Bosch series and several other bestselling novels. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and daughter.