From the book jacket:
Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of
the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung
courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists,
drunk drivers, drug dealers - they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For
him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence - it's about negotiation and
manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice.
A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar
chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in
years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as
the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of
his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his...
Beyond the Book
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of
Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on
this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative
writing. After graduating in 1980, he worked at newspapers in Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat.
In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors
of a major airline crash. The resulting magazine story was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature
writing and landed him a
job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years on the crime beat,
he began writing his first novel
to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo,
based in part on a true...