Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

I am a huge Michael Connelly fan. Some of his recent Harry Bosch books have been kind of formulaic but I loved The Lincoln Lawyer, about Mickey Haller, the L.A. lawyer whose office is in the back of his car (a Lincoln). This car is chauffered by a client who couldn't pay his bill and needed a job. His ex-wife does his books and general office work out of her home. Wrap this around a suspenseful mystery and it was a great book.

The Brass Verdict brings back Mickey. He has had a hard time and was not practicing law for a while. A colleague has been murdered and has chosen Mickey as his replacement for his practice. Mickey's life seems to be in danger for the same reason his colleague was killed. Harry Bosch is the detective who is working on the case and protecting Mickey. Harry is more of a presence than a fully fleshed-out character in this book. The book is about Mickey but I'm sure this connection will surface in future books. It was very good.


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