Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict: A Novel by Michael Connelly (ARC for review) ~~ Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.Enter Harry Bosch. 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.Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdictis sure to be his biggest book yet.

Wow! Michael Connelly does it again! While this is touted as the 14th in the Harry Bosch series, it focuses more on Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) and his return to practicing law. Mickey's friend Vincent is murdered. And since the two would often help each other out with cases, Vincent leaves his practice to Mickey along with all of his open cases. One of these happens to be the high profile case of a studio executive accused of killing his wife and her lover. There are too many secrets for Mickey to think this is a straight up murder case and does his best to find the "magic bullet" to crack things wide open. Harry Bosch is the detective assigned to investigate Victor's death and for the first time we get a sense there could be more to the Mickey/Harry relationship. This is an action packed legal thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. There are so many twists and turns in this book, you'll be quickly turning the pages just to keep up - dying to know what happens next. One of his best to date! A+


4 comments:

Julie P. said...

I can't wait to read this book! He's one of my all-time favorite authors.

SheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm glad you liked the book as much as I did -- random selects my winner on Monday!

Literary Feline said...

I need to catch up with the Harry Bosch series! I loved Lincoln Lawyer and am really looking forward to seeing Harry and Mickey make an appearance in the same book. Great review, Lori! I am looking forward to reading this one.

Teddy Rose said...

Great review! I posted a link to it on the ARC Challenge site on my blog.