The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller, Book 2)
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. Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Reversal. Mass Market Paperback. AED Nine Dragons. The Drop. The Black Box. Lost Light. Review " The Brass Verdict has the sneaky metabolism of any Connelly book. No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.
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March 26, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Connelly is best known for his Harry Bosch series Haller is an attorney who operates his criminal defense practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln. He rushes from courthouse to courthouse, covering calls, making deals, and trying cases when he has to As the book opens, Mickey has been out of the game for a year Just as he is about to dip his toe in the water, an old adversary is killed, and Mickey inherits his entire practice, including the murder case of the year set for trial the following week!
Connelly does his usual masterful job of adding enough layers of mystery to keep the pages turning until the very end, and along the way fleshes out Haller's character to make him an interesting, complex person. He also gets the law right December 7, - Published on Amazon.
Everybody lies. Cops lie. Witnesses lie. Victims lie.
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I don't know how accurate this book is in defining and explaining trial procedures, but if it's on target, fascinating! There is a lot of "outrage" and insulting remarks made by both the prosecutor and defense attorney, all played to a jury of But only if he gets to choose his LAPD investigator.
He teams up with Harry Bosch and they dig into the case for retrial. The odds are not exactly in their favor, but Haller and Bosch brave the dangers in order to put this killer behind bars. Due to problems in the economy, Mickey Haller is having a rough go.
His first foreclosure client is Lisa Trammel. Soon, a high-level bank employee is found dead and Lisa is the main suspect. Haller is texted by someone that needs his help. Soon he finds out that the victim is a previous client of his. She was a sex worker, and he thought he had helped her.
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As he dives into the case, the past starts catching up with him. Is he to blame for what happened to her? You can often find her rocking double denim with her nose in a book and a craft beer in her hand.
Follow her on Twitter fuelldbyfiction. Here, Connelly discusses the perils of writing about a defense attorney, the source of his courtroom knowledge and the connection between Mikey and Matthew McConaughey. Question: Michael, in The Fifth Witness , we learn that times have been tough for criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller causing him to expand his law practice into foreclosure defense. One of his foreclosure clients gets accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take her home.
Why did you decide to tackle the tricky subject of foreclosure in this book? Michael Connelly: Two reasons. First, I am always looking for a story that reflects a little bit of what is happening in society at the moment.
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And this, of course, is happening. Millions of homes have been foreclosed on in the last couple years and probably millions more to come. The second reason is that I sort of fell into it. Because the economic downturn has resulted in fewer clients being able to hire private defense counsel, he moved into foreclosure defense. He told me some stories about this side of the legal trade and I knew there was a story there. MC: Absolutely. On one side there are readers who love watching a guy who is good at gaming the system.
On the other, there are readers looking for a hero. So the difficulty is finding stories and situations where Mickey sort of speaks to both of these constituencies. Reading to me is about creating an empathic connection with a character. The challenge in accomplishing this as a writer is more difficult when that character, as you say, is often misunderstood and generalized as sleazy. It is so much easier to build a connection between the reader and a detective like Harry Bosch.
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Over the next week, Mulholland Books will excerpt the first three chapters from the book, accompanied by stills from the film, as well as some surprises along the way. It carries the taste of promise on it. When it starts blowing in like that I like to keep a window open in my office.
There are a few people who know this routine of mine, people like Fernando Valenzuela. The bondsman, not the baseball pitcher. He must have heard the wind whistling in my cell phone.
I think I got a franchise player here.