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The Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller Has Spent All His Professional Life Afraid That He Wouldn T Recognize Innocence If It Stood Right In Front Of Him But What He Should Have Been On The Watch For Was EvilHaller Is A Lincoln Lawyer, A Criminal Defense Attorney Who Operates Out Of The Back Seat 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 JusticeA 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 CareerThen Someone Close To Him Is Murdered And Haller Discovers That His Search For Innocence Has Brought Him Face To Face With Evil As Pure As A Flame To Escape Without Being Burned, He Must Deploy Every Tactic, Feint, And Instinct In His Arsenal This Time To Save His Own LifeThe Lincoln Lawyer Was Released As A Feature Film In March The Movie Stars Matthew McConaughey As Mickey Haller, Marisa Tomei As Maggie McPherson, And Ryan Phillippe As Louis Roulet


10 thoughts on “The Lincoln Lawyer

  1. says:

    This is the book in which Michael Connelly introduced Michael Haller, a lawyer who works out of an office in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car as he navigates the various courtrooms that dot Los Angeles County Connelly got the idea for the character in a chance meeting at a Dodgers baseball game when he sat next to an attorney who did exactly that.Mickey Haller is a bright guy who works all of the angles Mostly he represents drug dealers, prostitutes and other low lifes, but except for the very occasional pro bono case, he takes only those clients who can afford the price of his services And like all criminal attorneys, he has his eye out for the franchise case the one that can pay him humongous fees.He believes he s found such a case when he s asked to defend Louis Roulet, the son of a wealthy family and of a mother who will do anything and pay anything to save her son from jail Roulet is accused of assaulting a woman he met at a bar Like all of Mickey s clients, he claims to be innocent Specifically, he claims that the victim hit him over the head, beat herself up or had someone else do it and then planted evidence that would point the finger at Roulet so that after the criminal trial she could sue him for big bucks in civil court.The case quickly turns into something much complicated and sinister than it originally appeared Haller suddenly understands that genuine evil is present in this case, and he finds himself in an impossible situation Watching him confront the case and attempt to produce a satisfactory conclusion is great fun Haller, who has two ex wives and a small daughter, all of whom still love him, is a very appealing character, which is doubtless why Connelly has turned him into a series character and why Hollywood jumped at the chance to make a movie of the book Connelly proves himself to be as adept at writing legal thrillers as he is at writing traditional crime fiction, and it s hard to imagine that any reader who likes either would not enjoy this book SPOILER ALERT Do not read beyond this point if you want to read the book or see the movie without knowing the ending in advance.I first read this book several years ago when it was initially released, and I wanted to read it again before seeing the movie Although Matthew McConaughey does not look remotely like the Mickey Haller I imagined in the book, he s very good in the role and after watching the movie for forty five minutes or so, I readily accepted him as Mickey Haller In fact, everyone in the movie is very good, particularly Marisa Tomei who plays one of Haller s ex wives The movie is as much fun as the book I don t remember my initial reaction to the book s ending but while it s very exciting, both in the book and on the screen, it s hopelessly implausible and really makes no sense at all.Essentially what has happened is that Haller discovers that his client, Roulet, is actually guilty of the murder of a woman who was killed some years earlier Haller defended the man accused of the murder and the evidence was stacked so heavily against him that Haller convinced the client to plead guilty to the crime as a way of getting a life sentence instead of the death penalty Haller is furious when he discovers the truth and rigs the situation so that he gets Roulet acquitted on the assault charge but sets him up to be arrested for the original murder, thus freeing the former client from San Quentin.How he manages to do this makes great theater, but in the real world it couldn t possibly happen The fact is that the police and the D.A have a killer in prison who has confessed to the murder and who had a mountain of evidence that proved his guilt The thought that they would ignore all of that and arrest and prosecute Roulet for the crime is laughable, especially based upon the flimsy evidence against Roulet that Haller has uncovered One wishes that the justice system would work that fairly that in a case like this the police and prosecutors would recognize their mistake and repair it but sadly that s not the way the world works All too often you read about some poor schmuck who s been railroaded into prison for a crime he probably did not commit as often as not after a coerced confession and then later someone else comes along and actually confesses to the crime Even in such an extreme case, it practically takes an act of God to get the first guy exonerated, and often it doesn t ever happen The thought that the police and D.A would turn on a dime and act as they do at the end of this book and movie makes you shake your head.Some other equally implausible things happen at the end of the book and especially at the end of the movie, but still, if you can suspend disbelief, both are fun rides I ve enjoyed the subsequent Mickey Haller books, and I would happily see another Mickey Haller movie if it were done as well as this one.


  2. says:

    A compulsively readable legal thriller about a cynical defense attorney who works out of his Lincoln town car hence the title and begins to believe he has finally found that most dreaded and improbable of all clients, an innocent man Although this novel has its share of darkness, it is much lighter in tone than Connelly s equally absorbing Harry Bosch detective novels I found Mickey Haller s brash personality and breezy delivery an unexpected and welcome change.


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    I don t know where I will go or what cases will be mine I just know I will be healed and ready to stand once again in the world without truth This is my very first 5 star rating of 2015 I ve finally found a novel in 2015 that entertained me throughout the novel No slow moments anywhere, and the ending was superb Characters were really likable and fully developed in the end Mickey Haller is my favorite attorney, in novels at least.This was my very first legal crime novel, and I am ashamed to say that Medicine and law are my favorite professions I am currently taking up premed, but I chose between premed and prelaw in my senior year in high school I ended up choosing medicine, but I m still very much interested in law Everything about those two keeps my interest no matter what I m reading or watching I ve seen House M.D, Miami Medical Not known well , Suits, How To Get Away With Murder, Law Order, NCIS, and many All of those include at least medicine or law related plots, and all of those are among my favorite tv shows To talk about novels though, I ve only read a lot of Patterson and some Crichton novels I haven t ventured enough to be able to say that this is the best legal crime novel that I ve read Clearly I ve yet to try hundreds special mention to Grisham For now though, I have to say that this novel was fucking amazing.Mickey Haller was completely immersing His motherfucker I m an asshole attitude was really entertaining Lawyers are most of the time perceived like that, and I was introduced to the asshole kind years ago I don t want to read about a saint of a lawyer, because that would be devastatingly boring When it comes to the law genre, the asshole is needed He proved to be a genuine asshole, and not the pretentious trying hard kind He knew how the system worked, and manipulation was the key And now to talk briefly of the other characters Roulet was the accused in this novel, and he appeared weak and loser like in the beginning, but he changed throughout the novel He was a bit annoying, but that was necessary for the novel To be honest I actually liked the judge a lot She was not even a major character, but I enjoyed the scenes in the near end Before reading this I thought that plot would be predictable and boring, but boy was I wrong Speculations were going haywire inside my head, but none of them happened The ending caught me completely off guard and my heartbeat was a bit faster in the last 30 pages I was even expecting a bad ending because I ve been reading a few lately , but the ending here was amazing Complete closure from the novel, even though this is the first book of a series Some authors would gimmick ly write a huge cliffhanger for the readers to continue on with the series, but Connelly didn t do that I commend him for that, because as awesome as this first book was, there would be no problem with the continuing on with the series problem that most authors blindly give to the readers All I can say is that get your expectations straight This is a legal crime novel Don t expect to read about something else other than what the author promised For courtroom drama fans, this would appeal to you guys I ll repeat my statement that this was my very first legal crime novel, so I didn t find this one predictable and reused in terms of plot I obviously haven t read a plot similar to this before, so the result was complete satisfaction.5 5 stars Truly deserving and I will continue on with the series soon Courtroom drama is amazing as long as executed correctly.


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    Damn this was a great book.Michael Connelly s 2005 introduction for veteran criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller is a first page winner Connelly s ability to write and this character s natural charisma were on full display from cover to cover.The movie tagline and the hook to draw readers in is Haller s use of a Lincoln to drive from courthouse to courthouse in and around Los Angeles, he basically works from his backseat But this is only a groundbreaker to set the stage Haller is a player, a criminal defense attorney who knows how to work the system, good and bad, to get results.What stayed with me the most was Haller s use of the metaphor of a Machine as the judicial system Haller describes himself as a mechanic, a gifted technician who knows how to operate the Machine to accomplish what he wants This cynical allegory for our courts plays into Connelly s illustration of who Haller is and the world where he finds himself.But Haller is complex he can fearlessly and skillfully deal with motorcycle gangs and prosecutors alike, but he is haunted by an earlier deal that left a possibly innocent man in prison.Mickey gets a franchise client a high dollar retainer all the way through to trial in the unlikely guise of a LA real estate playboy accused of brutally attacking a high priced call girl But things are not as they seem and Haller finds himself in a complicated mess early on Connelly plays the reader like an experienced cross examiner, using an eye for detail and an ability to spin a great mystery into a very enjoyable novel.Reviewer Lyn likes it, what does lawyer Lyn say I liked it Being a small town lawyer, a lot of the big city dog eat dog machinations were lost on me, but it was fun to read I can appreciate needing to hustle for fees and being one step away from disaster all the time, working through clients problems daily.While my dealings with the DAs is collegial than how Connelly describes the LA county bar, I can appreciate his realistic design The only problem I have with some prosecutors is an us and them attitude, like there is a distinct line between good guys and bad guys And while I concede that there are some really bad folks out there, I m simply an US guy.At the end of the day, Connelly tells a great story and plays it straight the good, the bad and the ugly Haller is a complex character, with flaws and failings and makes mistakes Connelly shows that money wins, sad but true time, energy and resources are needed for these kinds of cases and the writer tells that like it is But he also sheds some light on lesser victories and a moral compass amidst a turbulent world I ll most definitely read from Connelly.


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    Michael Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with the type of clients you d rather see him lose for in the courtroom When he lands a franchise case representing Louis Roulet, a wealthy realtor, Haller feels like he s truly in the money and on the path towards like walleted clients What is remarkable about this story is how vivid a picture we re given of Mickey Haller On the surface, he s a slick, oily attorney representing the underbelly of the city Beneath that veneer you ll find a conflicted man who s a very good lawyer who also manages to be well liked by his two ex wives His courtroom strategies are pretty ingenious and when his money case takes an awful turn, we get the opportunity to see Haller turn inward, getting a glimpse of the man s soul This is an excellent start to what should be an interesting series I wasn t all that interested in this character before reading this book and now am extremely intrigued I m also looking forward to seeing Haller intersect with Harry Bosch 4.5 stars


  6. says:

    this is my michael connelly tally so far i have read two harry bosch and two mickey haller i barely remember the harry bosch the mickey haller dug a hole in my mind this is not how things should be harry bosch is michael connelly s hero harry and i, though, do not connect mickey and i are two peas in a pod if he were real, i would very much like to be friends with mickey, though i doubt he d want to be friends with me not because he wouldn t like me, but because he s the loner type and doesn t seem to like to hang out, unless it s for work, and i would have nothing to offer him unless i were a client, which i most definitely would not want to be it would involve either being a criminal or being someone who s unjustly accused of being one the mickey haller legal thrillers read like hardboiled noir than legal procedurals even the courtroom scenes are hardboiled hardboiled feature number one even though he s exceedingly successful as a criminal defense lawyer, mickey is considered a sleazeball, even by himself as he tells us repeatedly, the cops don t like him and he has incurred the wrath of judges and of the california bar than once we, however, see nothing of this in the novels, mickey seems ethical to a fault the air of bad boy lingers constantly around him and we all smell it, even if we don t know where it comes from hardboiled feature number two he defends shady characters and his investigative work is a key part of the action, even though in both books he farms it out to proper investigators mickey haller may be a lawyer, but for most of the book he plays private eye.hardboiled feature number three he s a terrible father and he apparently seriously pissed off his first wife and mother of his daughter, even though, just like in hardboiled feature number one, we have no idea what he could possibly have done to piss her off well, we do have some idea because, hardboiled feature number four, mickey is entirely his own guy he does what he thinks he should be doing regardless of hours and time and social obligations like a true hardboiled sociopath, he s solely focused on his work i suppose that would make him an asshole if you were married to him he d be the husband you never see, who stands you up, who comes home at 3 AM but cannot tell you where he was.also mickey likes to drink alone he drinks in bars and only when life is so sucky that you really have to he drinks a lot of coffee and has breakfasts in cafes and sandwiches in his car and here s the clincher mickey doesn t have an office he spends his workdays in the back of a lincoln driven by one of his deadbeat clients who is paying off a debt by being mickey s driver, or having meetings with clients in prisons, restaurants, bars, and, rarely, homes never his.mickey is intensely about the money his one and only reason to practice the law is to make money unfortunately, he s remarkably unsuccessful at it because he s, you know, nice and ethical and his own man i find mickey haller one of the most simpatico characters i have encountered in mystery fiction i never remember what simpatico means in english but in italian it means charming and fetching and cool likeable i like that mickey has all these theories about the law and the practice of the law and the conduct of the lawyer and, of course, life and people in general, but at the end of the day it s also a lot of facade and the guy is always treading the thin path between the what is right and the what i would like to be the case he s a big teddy bear who likes to talk big and make himself look cool, but he can take it on the chin when things go wrong and turn his failures into jokes though he knows how to be pathetic, too, and feel sorry for himself i like that he is so blustery and self assured and cocky while knowing all along that he s also a big fat loser i like that being a big fat loser and knowing it doesn t put the slightest dent in his cockiness and self assuredness that s the way it should be.


  7. says:

    I postponed reading The Lincoln Lawyer because I thought it was going to be a courtroom drama with excessive infodumps and tedious pacing Boy was I ever wrong Fortunately, my wife had the foresight to spring it on me as part of our annual must read agreement for 2015 The law was a large, rusting machine that sucked up people and lives and money I was just a mechanic I had become expert at going into the machine and fixing things and extracting what I needed from it in return.Don t misunderstand, though This is a legal thriller, for the most part, but it also doubles quite deftly as a mystery suspense novel A gripping one, at that Much of society thought of me as the devil but they were wrong I was a greasy angel.The immediacy of first person narrative seemed to suit this story better than most The protagonist comes across as either a sleazy defense lawyer or a loveable rogue depending on the events being depicted at the time , but there is an enormous amount of character development as he starts questioning his own morality and reasons for doing what he does the catalyst, of course, being the specific case that this novel deals with It seemed so far fetched that it might actually be true And that bothered me. and it is a layered one The Lincoln Lawyer is a pretty twisty novel It has a few curveballs up its sleeve, for each time when you finally think you know where the story is headed It s easy to see why this was made into a film which, at the time of writing this review, I haven t seen yet A cold shiver of fear pierced my chest.This one genuinely had my stomach knotted with tension a few times It probably won t change the way I look at the world, but it was nigh impossible to put down and scratched that thriller itch just fine He s telling us that the devil did it Recommended an easy 4 and a half, without prejudice Read as part of have to read agreement with my wife 2015


  8. says:

    Ova knjiga me je odu evila dok sam je itala jo u rukopisu Bolja mi je od Hari Bo serijala A i film nije lo


  9. says:

    The book proved to be equally as exciting as the novel, though reading it was partially spoiled by seeing the movie, as I could predict where things were headed.This was my first Connelly book, but will not be my last A great mix of Grisham and some quirky Cannell, I was pulled in by the second chapters I love legal thrillers, especially when the main character can be a little off centre in his life and tactics Connelly laid out both believable and potential scenes as he works with a very spineless defendant Mick must do both his job and yet keep his own morals on the high ground, which he is able to do, but with some challenges along the way.Anyone wanting a great page turner need look no further than this book I am hooked on Connelly and hope the rest of the collection is as powerful


  10. says:

    I m afraid the movie stole a lot of his thunder for me Still, it s a good read


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