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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Peter Giles Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mickey Haller Series Release Date:
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Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, he 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 Verdict is a blockbuster thriller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Brass Verdict has the sneaky metabolism of any Connelly book. It starts slowly, moves calmly, hides pertinent bits of information in plain sight, and then abruptly ratchets up its energy for the denouement…In the midst of this new story, Mickey rebounds with a vengeance…Like Harry Bosch’s mojo, Mickey Haller’s is liable to work well for a long time.”

    New York Times

  • “If at first encounter Connelly seems primarily an exceptionally accomplished writer of crime novels, at closer examination he is also a mordant and knowing chronicler of the world in which crime takes place, i.e., our world…A terrific ride.”

    Washington Post

  • “Connelly once again hits it out of the park in the tightly written, fast-paced, and sharply imagined The Brass Verdict…Connelly builds to some breathtaking twists before all comes to a close. And a more perfect end to the maze he has drawn is difficult to imagine.”

    Denver Post

  • “Critics were pleased to see two of Michael Connelly’s protagonists—the relatively new Mickey Haller and world-weary homicide detective Harry Bosch—come together for the first time…Both play against each other nicely as Connelly writes at once a police procedural and a captivating legal thriller. The Washington Post called The Brass Verdict primarily entertainment, with deeper undertones—just right for Connelly fans.”

    Bookmarks magazine

  • “Arguably this country’s best crime yarn spinner, Connelly has not only concocted an extremely clever plot for the second novel featuring Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller, he has included his longtime series hero Harry Bosch as a supporting player in the who- and whydunit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A humdinger. The plot brings together the morose detective Harry Bosch and his stepbrother, Mickey Haller…Giles is proficient at marking the differences between these two opposites. He portrays Bosch as a dark, deep-thinking person while his characterization of Haller is glib. Giles’ hoarse, whispery voice crackles when he’s Bosch and is authoritative as Haller. Despite their differences, the story resolves in a way that makes listeners eager for the next installment, especially if it’s performed by Peter Giles.”


  • “This is a fine legal thriller, full of both electric courtroom scenes and fascinating behind-the-scenes stuff about the business of lawyering. Connelly is justly celebrated for his characters and his ability to create mood from the sights and sounds of LA, but he’s also a terrific plotter, and that skill is in high relief here. Essential for fans; a great read for anybody.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Connelly is firing on all cylinders in this epic page-turner. The intriguing story line, the chance to view Bosch from another perspective, and Haller’s reappearance as a main character add up to a fantastic read. One of the best thrillers of the year.”

    Library Journal

  • “The answer to every Connelly fan’s dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer…By turns wary, competitive, complementary, cooperative, and mutually predatory…Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2009 Anthony Award for Best Novel
  • A 2009 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • An Indie Next Notable Title, December 2008

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robin | 2/17/2014

    " good book, surprised me at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoy the licoln lawyer series withe the twists they put on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/13/2014

    " connelly did a great job writing this book. interesting characters and intriguing plot. surprising ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Betty Harrison | 2/12/2014

    " Michael Connelly is always a good bet if you are looking for a mystery . "

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