The Brass Verdict: Book summary and reviews of The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

The Brass Verdict

A Novel

by Michael Connelly

The Brass Verdict
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2008
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

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"Starred Review. [O]ne of his most intricate plots to date...a beautifully executed crime thriller." - Publishers Weekly

"Even if the case is less than baffling, Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Starred Review. One of the best thrillers of the year and a mandatory purchase for all public libraries." - Library Journal.

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Michael Connelly Author Biography

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 — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.

After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat.  In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which ...

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