The Law of Innocence
By Michael Connelly
- Release Date: 2020-11-10
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Law of Innocence Michael Connelly Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
INSPIRATION FOR THE ORIGINAL SERIES THE LINCOLN LAWYER – COMING SOON TO NETFLIX
Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back on the job in this heart-stopping thriller from a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author.
“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” —Associated Press
On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch . . . in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).
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User reviews about this book
The story was pretty good and I am a LL fan. However, the gratuitous references to Trump and Trump supporters were unnecessary and took away from the story. Also, does no one go to church or have any morals?
One of MC’s Best
Excellent read. Mickey is on trial for a murder he did not commit. With the help of his team plus ex-wife Maggie, his defense must stave off crooked cops, twisted evidence, missing witnesses while being incarcerated.
Well written, fast paced story. Turns and twists to the plot. Enjoyable read.
Author has “jumped the shark”
Too bad the story line had to include the author’s political views on current events at the time of the writing of this novel. Especially because the “news” agency promoted as credible in the novel (CNN), has turned out to be thoroughly corrupt, from top to bottom in the organization.
I have enjoyed reading over ten of michael Connelly’s books up to now. Fascinating details, great character development, seemingly wonderful insight to the legal system. But the subject matter concerning the Los Angeles narrative has lost all its allure, in my opinion. Harry Bosch and michael haller are destined to pursue mask mandates and vagrant littering issues in the future. No bail, catch and release, police defunding are all policies that will submerge the true aim of law enforcement and prosecution for many years to come. This reader has now “let go”. Good bye, guys.
The Law of Innocence
This was a good mystery and kept me entertained. It is not the author’s best work. Too many improbable twits and turns. Fitting in the pandemic was a reach. Fun though.
The book started slow and finally picked up a third or halfway through. I was expecting a grand finish, but it was disappointing and a let down when the charges were dropped with no resolution, evidence, or rational reasoning other than “FBI investigation.” A little unbelievable.
I don’t care about Connelly’s political views, so was surprised to read about them in the book. Initially, it was annoying because it added no value to the story and I didn’t see the point of why it was included, but after harping on it several times in the book it actually detracted from the storyline and likely influenced why I didn’t like the ending.
There are better books out there.
The Law of Innocence
By Carole Kay
I would not recommend this book to my two daughters who are also fans of the author. It was slow going and didn’t get interesting and exciting until 3/4 of the way through the book. I did love the ending and finding out who was a good person and who wasn’t.
Not so fast
I really did enjoy the book until you made false statements. Unfortunately you chose to discredit our president. I remember specifically when our president was addressing the nation regarding the China virus. At that time he admitted they knew little about the virus and stated, with Dr Fauci at his side, that maybe it would be gone in a few week. He did not want to alarm people and they would share more as they were working with the WHO and the CDC. Dr Fauci said there was no need for masks. The president was relying on Fauci's expertise. Later he was told the virus could be serious and people in China were dying. He closed off travel and the media called him a racist.
By Dan Daily
Not anything close to what I expected as a story and I loved it. Kept me riveted to the end. Mr. Connelly left his box a little and it was well worth the read!
Skip the politics
I really enjoyed the story, but the political bias ruined what had been a good read. Connelly’s Bosch novels have begun having the same political slant. Too bad.
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