Connelly, author of the long running Harry Bosch series, enters the legal thriller field with flash and panache in The Lincoln Lawyer, introducing Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Mickey Haller. Mickey regularly represents lowlifes, but he’s no slickster trolling for loopholes. He’s haunted by how he mishandled the case of a (probably innocent) client; he’s twice divorced, but on good terms with his ex-wives; one manages his office, and the other, an ambitious assistant DA, occasionally tumbles back into bed with him. He can’t help seeing dollar signs when he signs on to defend a young real estate agent, Louis Roulet, against charges of assault, but he finds a far darker picture as he delves into Roulet’s past.
The Lincoln Lawyer is followed by two more books featuring Mickey Haller. In the Brass Verdict, Harry Bosch appears to try to save Mickey from a vicious killer. The latest book fearing Mickey is The Reversal.
“The Lincoln Lawyer” is now a new movie, starring popular actor, Matthew McConaughey.