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Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mickey Haller Series Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9781594832581
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Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid he wouldn’t recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.

Haller is a Lincoln lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers—they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence; it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.

A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career.

Then someone close to him is murdered, and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal—this time to save his own life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Will fascinate…and dazzle.”


  • “One of the best novels Connelly has written, if not the best.”

    USA Today

  • “Hurtles into the realm of the legal thriller with excitingly renewed energy and a full bag of tricks. Entertaining as it is during the investigation phase, the book goes up a notch when the courtroom conniving takes over.”

    New York Times

  • “[This] intricate, fast-moving tale barrels along…You won’t want to put it down until you’ve navigated its rapids to the end.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “In The Lincoln Lawyer, master mystery novelist Connelly has created one of the most memorable characters in modern American literature…Mickey Haller comes across as a sympathetic, multidimensional character in whom still lurk idealism, humanity, conscience, and a desire to do better by his child, even while he exemplifies almost every stereotype of the ambulance-chasing, publicity-seeking, rule-bending defense lawyer.”


  • “A sumptuous thriller that excels in every measurable category: plot complexity, character development, pacing, intensity…Quite possibly, Connelly’s best yet.”


  • “Connelly has stepped up to the plate in the overflowing ballpark of legal thrillers and blasted a grand slam his first time at bat.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Michael Connelly…[is] not a ‘genre’ novelist but the real thing, taking us into parts of the real America that most of our novelists never visit because they don’t even know where, or what, they are.”

    Washington Post, praise for the author

  • “Connelly’s first legal thriller has gotten virtually universal raves for its courage, plotting and humor—and those qualities also make the audio version a triumph. Grupper vividly brings to life Connelly’s large cast of characters…Grupper’s take on Connelly’s scenes…is fascinating…an audio tour-de-force of the highest order.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

  • “Connelly offers intrigue and bracing twists in his first legal thriller…he gets the legal details and maneuvers just right, and Haller is a great character—world-weary but funny and likable—he’s never met an angle he couldn’t play or a corner he couldn’t cut. Contains everything readers have come to expect from powerhouse Connelly.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Adam Grupper turns in a supercharged performance as Haller…His character is younger—as is the sound of Grupper’s voice—and he’s less discriminating about morality. Still, as portrayed by Grupper, you can’t help liking him. He blends just the right amount of attitude, wit, and toughness to deliver a Cadillac performance.”


  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of the 2006 Shamus Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2006 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2006 Anthony Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2010 Barry Award Finalist for Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade
  • Shortlisted for the 2006 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
  • A 2006 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzette | 2/26/2019

    " This book was a lot better than I anticipated. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 julie | 11/16/2017

    " I was starting go get disappointed because I am going through all the Bosch stories fast and Mickey the lawyer is a great substitute. Follows similar story lines of detectives but from the law point of view. Very informative as well as entertaining. Loved learning how the law works for the presumably guilty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 5/24/2011

    " Better than I thought. Parts of it felt pretty accurate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candi | 5/23/2011

    " Wanted to read this before I see the movie! It was fast-paced and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/22/2011

    " I had trouble putting this book down. It isn't great literature, but I wasn't reading if for that purpose. It was a great crime story though and kept me guessing and intrigued from prologue to epilogue. Now I'm ready to see the film.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Do10271 | 5/21/2011

    " Didn't get anything done until I finished it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/21/2011

    " page turner with a twist at the end that i didn't see coming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/20/2011

    " This is my first time reading anything by this author, and I was very impressed! Fabulous page turning thriller. I'd recommend it to anyone, and am curious to see the move. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/20/2011

    " Good mystery - I have read other Michael Connelly books in the past and am looking forward to reading more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/19/2011

    " The Lincoln Lawyer is a great read. The ins and outs of the legal system is interpreted differently by each of the characters and involves the good and bad in everyone. The outcome is a total surprise. Now Michael Connelly books are on my to read list. "

About the Author

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

About the Narrator

Adam Grupper, award-winning narrator, has garnered honors from AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, iTunes, the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, and the Audio Publishers Association. He has been in eleven Broadway productions, including the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. His film and television credits include The Rebound, Homeland, Master of None, Music and Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice, Elementary, and Allegiance.