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Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006.

They're called Lincoln Lawyers: the bottom of the legal food chain, the criminal defence attorneys who operate out of the back of a Lincoln car, travelling between the courthouses of Los Angeles county to take whatever cases the system throws in their path.

Mickey Haller has been in the business a long time, and he knows just how to work it, how to grease the right wheels, and palms, to keep the engine of justice working in his favour. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence's side, and he is sure this is going to be a slam-dunk. He might even be in the rare position of defending a client who is actually innocent. But as Haller knows, criminal cases can turn on a dime; when his case starts to fall apart and neither the suspect nor the victim are quite who they seem, Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey.

©2005 Hieronymus, Inc. (P)2005 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

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Abridged but enjoyable

I was using this to complement my reading the book but hadn’t realised it’s heavily abridged. If that’s not a problem for you then this is great story reading and good performance.

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  • 07-06-22

Untertaining-you can read it in one shot

Well written, thought through, and, to our joy, very well adapted on the big screen (less so on the little one where the Lincoln lawyer gets -sacrilege- his own office)