Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lincoln Lawyer

If you have not read Michael Connolly’s The Lincoln Lawyer then it is definitely a recommended vacation read.

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy realtor is accused of raping a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him and it is the case of a life time. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against the realtor, he learns that this case might be linked to an older case of his. 
Mick Haller is a great, likable character. His ethics are not always the best but he realizes this and knows it is a weakness he really should work on.  The story is told from the first person point of view, so you always know what Mick is thinking. 

Michael Connolly writes a good, solid mystery.  The courtroom scenes are well crafted.
The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei is now available on DVD.  Rolling Stone called it “A slam-bang twister of a legal thriller”.  McConaughey is the perfect Mick Haller – sleek and charismatic. 

Pick up the book at the library before you see the movie.  It is available in both hardcover and paperback.

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