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Review: The Brass Verdict

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum

Michael Connelly's star rose to fame 18 novels ago. Over time he has written some of the best standalone thrillers and has made Harry Bosch a household name. In 2005 he introduced fans to a new character, attorney Mickey Haller, in the acclaimed THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Three years later, he gives us THE BRASS VERDICT, in which he brings Haller and Bosch together to work on overlapping cases. They know ... Read full review

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User Review  - DaveWilde - LibraryThing

This is a book primarily about attorney Haller, not detective Bosch. It is a book about a lawyer, about putting together a court case, and picking a jury. If you are looking for live action and Mickey ... Read full review

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

when street people make their own verdict. Lawyer out of rehab — inherits clients — Elliott rich movie mogul — killed wife + love — good twists + turns Things are finally looking up for defense ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

The second installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series, "The Brass Verdict" is sure to please fans of Michael Connelly. This book contained his two main characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

The second installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series, "The Brass Verdict" is sure to please fans of Michael Connelly. This book contained his two main characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

The second installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series, "The Brass Verdict" is sure to please fans of Michael Connelly. This book contained his two main characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

The second installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series, "The Brass Verdict" is sure to please fans of Michael Connelly. This book contained his two main characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

The second installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series, "The Brass Verdict" is sure to please fans of Michael Connelly. This book contained his two main characters, Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch, as well ... Read full review

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The Brass Verdict-Michael Connelly, author; Peter Giles, narrator
I am becoming a Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller devotee. This book in the series opens with a courtroom case. Mickey Haller is the
public defender for Barnett Woodson who has been accused of murdering two men. An ex-con, career criminal, Ronald Torrance is presenting evidence against him for the prosecution. Was he being framed? Was justice served? Jerry Vincent was the prosecutor on this case. When his career faltered, Haller introduced him to defense law, and as the years passed, each would use the other when an associate counsel was necessary. Both defended the indefensible, but it was the right of every criminal to have a fair trial, and the duty of every lawyer to represent them fully.
Mickey Haller had become addicted to pain medication, wrecked his marriage and finally entered rehab. When he got out, he tried to get back to himself, and slowly, possibly even reluctantly, he returned to the practice of law. He had few cases and was limping along. His assistant, Lorna Taylor, was his first ex-wife. Out of the blue, she tells him that Judge Mary Holder had called and summoned him to her office several times. He has no idea why she summoned him, but he doesn’t think it is good news when a judge asks for your presence. From the judge, he discovered that his associate, Jerry Vincent, had been murdered. His cases were left to Mickey. Some of the cases were going to present a problem, but this would definitely provide him with more legal work.
Mickey Haller had a lot of baggage to carry around. His second ex-wife, Maggie McPherson, was the mother of his daughter Hayley. He had limited visitation because of his behavior and past addiction, and he was working hard to control his temper and not resent Maggie’s interference and control over the time he spent with Hayley. She often questioned what they did when they were together and was unhappy with his responses.
After leaving the office of Judge Holder, Haller visited Vincent’s office where he found his secretary, Wren Williams, showing definite signs of grief. She had unwittingly let two detectives look through the office files for clues. One of the detectives was Harry Bosch, a detective well known for his police work. Haller asked them to leave to protect the lawyer/client privilege. After an edgy conversation, they left in a huff, especially annoyed when he asked them to leave the files they had selected. Since Vincent’s laptop, briefcase and calendar had been stolen, Lorna had to reconstruct the cases from the files and she began immediately. Mickey called his investigator, Dennis Wojciechowski, nicknamed Cisco, to help him out as well. He was perfect for the job, and soon they were all deeply involved, not only in Vincent’s legal cases, but also in the criminal investigation of Vincent’s murder. Slowly, Haller realized that he was involved in more than taking over a practice. This was not a simple murder/robbery mystery. In the search for answers, he finds himself working with Harry Bosch. They are both cagey about helping each other, but they provide whatever information they can to see that justice is done without breaking laws, although some are bent and stretched.
One of the cases that Haller inherited from Vincent was the defense of a well-known entertainment personality. Walter Elliot. He was rich, arrogant and brash, a man who hobnobbed with the rich and famous and he was accused of brutally murdering his wife and her lover. From the first, Elliot showed no fear. He simply assumed that he would not be convicted of the crime. Haller wondered why he was so positive. He proclaimed his innocence and demanded that Haller believe him. So who was behind the violent crime? Between Haller and Bosch, the mystery is finally resolved, but its solution remains obscure to the reader until almost the very end. It is what makes this and other novels by this author so exciting. In this book, the reader is given a bonus surprise, because at the end, there is a revelation about the Bosch and Haller
 

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this book explains the connection between Harry & Mickey Read full review

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