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Publisher's Summary

The most important case of his life.

Only this time the defendant is himself.

The law of innocence is unwritten. It will not be found in a leather-bound code book. It will never be argued in a courtroom. In nature, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the law of innocence, for every man not guilty of a crime there is a man out there who is. And to prove true innocence the guilty man must be found and exposed to the world.

Heading home after winning his latest case, Defence Attorney Mickey Haller - the Lincoln Lawyer - is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client.

Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life.

Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court.

With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed.

But a not-guilty verdict isn't enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence....

Crime doesn't come better than Connelly.

©2020 Michael Connelly (P)2020 Orion

Critic Reviews

"One of the very best writers working today." (Sunday Telegraph)

"A master." (Stephen King)

"Crime thriller writing of the highest order." (Guardian)

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Faultless as always

Great storyline excellent narration .

please never change the narrator.

Sorry I have to wait ages for another book.

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Gripping and Excellent

Like others, my only complaint is this book was so absorbing , I felt compelled to consume it all within two days. Michael Connelly knows how to start such a book, with the first paragraphs you're well and truly underway with a gripping story that will have you hooked. He has well established characters which enables him to keep the story moving along without providing a lot of setup and background.

This was a fascinating story, I never had any idea where things were going. There is genuine tension and a lot of fascinating insights into courtroom law and procedure. The author knows how to communicate to the audience without overwhelming with jargon or detail, and it feels believable. He cleverly but respectfully introduced the threads of the looming pandemic.

Overall an excellent book, delivered by an excellent narrator. I particularly like that whilst he changes his voice for the female characters, it is subtle and does not sound like bad pantomime or fallesto.

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Not bad for a storyline but not enough

The story was good but the ending was weak. I have read many of Michael connelly books but this is average.

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The Law of Innocence

You have done it agin Michael Connelly, you keep you writing full of suspense and the narrator was excellent. His deep moody voice added to the main character and made listening all the more enjoyable.

Thanks you all that work on this.

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A long term Michael Connelly fan.

Up there with the best. Captivating from the outset
to the conclusion. Great storyline and fast moving in
the finest MC tradition. Thank you for the entertainment in the year best forgotten.

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Brilliant

The only regret I have is I devoured it over only 2 days. The legal proceedings are just brilliant, I can never guess or anticipate the tactic and court room strategies used. An innocent person can be found guilty makes me feel that law is flawed and the truth should matter more than what law allows or not allows. One of Connelly's best.

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t The Gangs All Here

Typical Micky Haller. This story is well performed but slightly too formulaic. Connelly seems to have worked very hard to inject a lot of the characters we have met in the past. The prosecutor seems to be immune from sanctions and only has to apologize before she continues on her unethical/illegal way.

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Brilliant

So good , full of twists and turns and love the procedural trial information. The inclusion of Bosch and Maggie is genius. Connelly is a maestro - fans won’t be disappointed!

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One of his best

A captivating and contemporary story

Wow ...the ins and outs of the legal mind , cat and mouse, never ending twists and turns .

May the Lincoln lawyer live on for many more legal cases

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An excellent story teller

I just enjoy Connelly’s style. His insights into people, his understanding of policing and legal processes combine with tight writing to make his stories compelling listening. This one brings together a lot of his characters and I enjoy the humorous undercurrent that floats around them.

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  • Fhazel Johennesse
  • 06-12-2020

So-so story ruined

Melodramatic narrator spoils a mediocre story line. The final reveal is anti-climactic. For fans only.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-03-2021

Good, but to much politics

I liked it. but was it really necessary to criticise Donald Trump and Fox News? it didn't make a difference to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-2021

Excellent story but irritating narration.

Excellent plot and believable characters. Spoilt by the narration. The narrator emphasises random words, seemingly without taking meaning into account.

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  • derek sullvan
  • 14-12-2020

Excellent Book

The narration couldn’t be improved on. Really did bring the characters alive. First rate. Very good story too. I couldn’t wait to listen to the next installment.Mickey Haller and Bosch. Like to read more of this combination. I really enjoy the Lincoln Lawyer series. Would like to have heard how Bishop ended up. More could have been made of his involvement in plot. Thoroughly good listen.

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  • BeijInga
  • 29-11-2020

Another great Lincoln Lawyer story

I enjoyed the book. It's a tricky law case, the story is fast moving, just complicated enough, and set in Michael Connelly's great LA universe. It helps that Harry Bosch appears. Didn't give it 5 stars mainly because the narrator reads everything in the same exaggerated intense manner. He's got a good voice for mystery books, but emphasis becomes pointless when every sentence is emphasised.

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  • AndrewLen
  • 28-11-2020

Another brilliant Connelly story.

Fantastic and engaging story that fkows great in typical Michael Connelly style with sensational narration. You won't be disappointed by this one. Highly recommended.

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  • Aspergillus Flavus
  • 17-11-2020

After a few bad ones, finally a good book by MC

Haller's return is excellent. The book grabs us by the throat from the first action and holds it almost to the end. This time the main accused is Haller himself, and each action gives the impression of increasing pressure and the passing time. In addition, an experienced prosecutor stands in front of him, and she wants to be successful at all costs. This combination of characters and action gives us a really dynamic mix and draws us into the story. The reader is excellent and makes the atmosphere. The solution leaves room for a sequel, and we'll probably see it sometime.

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  • Lia
  • 10-11-2020

Michael Connelly At His Best

I have listened and enjoyed every Michael Connelly book at this one did not disappoint.
Mikey Haller is the victim of the perfect frame. Can he wiggle out? Of course, the listner is not really worried. After all, the Lincoln Lawyer must triumph to keep the series going. Yet the plot is weaved so skillfully that the suspense never lets down. Then there is the gallery of characters we know so well, nail biting court drama and a satisfactory ending which leaves you smiling and waiting for the next book .

Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court.



With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed.

But a not-guilty verdict isn't enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence....

Crime doesn't come better than Connelly. Certainly a re-listen for me

Peter Giles was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • Lisa
  • 20-12-2020

Incredible

Michael connelly has done it AGAIN! Another sensational story with a great performance from Peter Giles. I have certainly missed the Lincoln Lawyer and I can’t wait to hear about his next case! Highly recommended this book.

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  • AlanM
  • 11-02-2021

Immersive

Personally, I enjoy The Lincoln Lawyer stories almost as much as the Harry Bosch series and for me this was no exception. I wasn't too sure about the narrator at first but after a chapter or two I began to appreciate the performance more and more.

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  • robert skidmore
  • 27-12-2020

Gripping storyline

Another excellent Lincoln Lawyer story, I have yet to find a Michael Connelly story that disappoints. Always enjoy it when the brothers work together even in a small part of the story. Highly recommended. With mention of Wuhan to show how up to date it is.

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  • Ms. S. Roux
  • 12-12-2020

Gripping from beginning to End

I was disappointed (for the 1st time ever) with Michael Connelly’s last novel, Fair Warning, but what a come back The Law of Innocence is !
I literally could not stop listening. A gripping tale told with consummate skill by the narrator. Highly recommended.

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  • Sophie Bullingham
  • 21-04-2021

Narrator not suitable

All good but found the narrator's voice too "breathy" and not consonant with the voice one associates with that of an attorney.

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  • Saul Myerson
  • 02-04-2021

The usual Micky Haller brilliance

Another great Haller story, with Haller up to his usual tricks and friends and foes from the past making appearances. Connolly at his best with excellent narration. Kept me enthralled. More please!

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  • Ross
  • 19-03-2021

Disappointing ending

The narration was great but felt chested by an ending that made the story feel redundant.

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  • Technophobe
  • 02-03-2021

Very well structured

Really good courtroom rollercoaster. Have read MC for 2 decades and he is ace Bosch on the periphery of his brother in law lawyer adds depth.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-2021

Gripping to the end.

Although the conclusion is predictable, the twisting storyline is thoroughly enjoyable. Without doubt a book that you won't grow tired of. I was hooked until the very end. The narration was professional and consistent. The great thing about audio books in particular is the opportunity for the narrator to draw you in to the story through the uptake of different voices for each character. I would compare it to watching a movie that lasts for 15 hours and when the story is as gripping as this, 15 hours isn't long enough.

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  • Adam D.
  • 09-02-2021

Fantastic

This was a gripping story. Loved the Bosch books and now loving the Micky Haller books. Well done again Michael Connelly.

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