Monday, December 30, 2013

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (December 2, 2013)

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out 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. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense" (Los Angeles Times).

My Thoughts:
I thoroughly enjoyed this courtroom drama, another in the Lincoln Lawyer series.   Connelly creates a great cast of characters - some are good guys, some area bad guys but all very interesting.  To see how the case unfolds before us in the courtroom is fascinating and he brings the inside of the courtroom alive.

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