Booked on Crime - January 2014

BOC-4x2Booked on Crime, a book club for mystery readers, discusses The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly on Tuesday, January 21 at 6 p.m. at the Morningside Branch Library.

This book is the first in a series of Mickey Haller legal thrillers. In it, Haller, who represents some unsavory characters in his work as a defense lawyer, takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by events that suggest a particularly evil perpetrator. Check it out

Others titles, in series order, include:

The Brass Verdict. Hoping to revitalize his career when he inherits a high-profile defense case after a fellow lawyer is murdered, Mickey Haller discovers that he may be the next target and reluctantly teams up with LAPD detective Harry Bosch to find the killer. Check it out

Nine Dragons. Investigating the shooting death of a Chinese liquor store owner, detective Harry Bosch identifies a suspect as a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad only to have his daughter go missing, a situation that prompts his high-stakes search across the Pacific. Check it out

The Reversal. Changing from defense attorney to prosecutor for this one important case, Haller joins forces with Detective Harry Bosch when a brutal child murderer is released on bail due to DNA evidence and needs to be retried, pitting Haller and Bosch against a slick, media-savvy defense attorney. Check it out

The Fifth Witness. Mickey Haller must defend a client who is accused of killing the banker involved with her foreclosure, a case that reveals strong suspicions, black-market dealings and a threat to Mickey's life. Check it out

The Gods of Guilt. Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. He learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow, only to discover that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. Check it out

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