The Law of Innocence [electronic resource] / Michael Connelly

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      Summary: Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly . On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can't post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail. But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he's been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him. Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won't be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence. In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is "a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch... in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game" ( Los Angeles Times ).
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      CONNELLY, M. The Law of Innocence. [electronic resource]. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2020. ISBN 9780316461818. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
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      Connelly M. The Law of Innocence. [Electronic Resource]. Little, Brown and Company; 2020. Accessed November 26, 2020.
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      Connelly, M. (2020). The Law of Innocence. [electronic resource]. Little, Brown and Company.
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      Connelly, Michael. 2020. The Law of Innocence. [Electronic Resource]. Little, Brown and Company.
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      Connelly, M. (2020) The Law of Innocence. [electronic resource]. Little, Brown and Company. Available at: (Accessed: 26 November 2020).
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      Connelly, M 2020, The Law of Innocence. [electronic resource], Little, Brown and Company, viewed 26 November 2020, .
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      Connelly, Michael. The Law of Innocence. [Electronic Resource]. Little, Brown and Company, 2020. EBSCOhost,
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      Connelly, Michael. The Law of Innocence. [Electronic Resource]. Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
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      Connelly M. The Law of Innocence. [electronic resource] [Internet]. Little, Brown and Company; 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2

*Starred Review* Connelly's first Mickey Haller novel since The Gods of Guilt (2013) finds the brash defense attorney arrested for murder and forced to mount a defense from inside his jail cell. Haller landed in this world-class pickle after he was stopped by a possibly crooked cop, and a body was found in the trunk of his car. A frame, obviously, but who's behind it and why? Haller assembles his team, including his half-brother Harry Bosch, and attempts to formulate a counterattack. The rub, however, is that a not-guilty verdict won't be enough to restore Haller's reputation in the legal world. To prove true innocence, Haller explains, the guilty man must be found and exposed to world. In his Haller novels, Connelly has always displayed great ability to write courtroom scenes, combining thrust-and-parry exchanges between defense and prosecution with a look at the personal motives driving all the players (including the judge). He does all that here, too, but the extended focus on the pretrial discovery process, with Bosch and investigator Cisco Wojciechowski doing the legwork while Haller sits in jail, gives the novel a double-barreled appeal. This is a fine legal thriller and a revealing character study, as we watch Haller lose a little bluster at the prospect of life behind bars; there's also the matter of a strange virus in Wuhan, China, just starting to make headlines as Haller's case goes to trial. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: If you're a handicapper who pays attention to past-performance charts, a new Connelly novel means bet the farm. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2020 June

When police find the body of a client in the trunk of defense attorney Mickey Haller's Lincoln, Mickey knows he's been framed. Now he's coordinating his defense from a jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in Los Angeles, all the while watching his back. With a 750,000-copy first printing.

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LJ Reviews 2020 November

The stakes have never been higher for "Lincoln Lawyer" Mickey Haller when he is accused of murdering a former client. Smelling a setup, he and his law team, who may be the only people in the LA area who believe he's innocent, try to find the real killer. The prosecutor of his case makes sure bail is denied, which keeps him behind bars and the defense at a huge disadvantage. With his iconic detailed, no-nonsense, and meticulous narrative, Connelly brilliantly instructs the audience step by step how to build a defense while showing a very vulnerable side of Mickey. At the same time, he gives readers a gritty, realistic look at life behind bars, some very memorable quotes, and a cleverly injected take on current events. VERDICT A tour de force in both crime and court fiction, Connelly (The Night Fire) delivers what may be his best piece of legal fiction yet with this latest "Lincoln Lawyer" title (after 2013's The Gods of Guilt) and a star-studded cast of incredible supporting characters, including two ex-wives, his half-brother Harry Bosch, and a prosecutor that fans will not cozy up to. Fans and those living under a rock who have not experienced this master storyteller will find this edge-of-your-seat read absolutely impossible to put down.—Debbie Haupt, St. Charles City-Cty. Lib. Dist., St. Peters, MO

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