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The Brass Verdict: A Novel

22 Ratings: 3.1
A book by Michael Connelly

Starred Review. Bestseller Connelly delivers one of his most intricate plots to date in his 20th book, a beautifully executed crime thriller. When L.A. lawyer Mickey Haller, last seen inThe Lincoln Lawyer(2005), inherits the practice and caseload of … see full wiki

Author: Michael Connelly
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
15 reviews about The Brass Verdict: A Novel
review by . May 19, 2010
It simply amazes me that Michael Connelly can produce such incredible gems, such convincing police and legal procedurals and such compelling psychological drama from such simple seed plots.   In "The Brass Verdict", a sole-practitioner no-name defense attorney, Jerry Vincent, has been murdered. His case load is assigned to LA lawyer, Mickey Haller, who made his Michael Connelly debut a few years ago in "The Lincoln Lawyer". A quick review of Vincent's files and case calendar …
Quick Tip by . September 21, 2010
This is my first "quick tip" for lunch.com. I may write for relatively lightweight books that readers might enjoy to pass the time of day. Having exhausted all my other reading during a flight back from France, I bought THE BRASS VERDICT to kill three hours at the Atlanta Airport. I commend this courtroom novel to you as a study in jury tampering, a subject much earlier probed by American novelist James Fenimore Cooper in his 1850 novel, THE WAYS OF THE HOUR.
review by . May 25, 2010
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?   As I read this book, my emotions were never steady. There were times when I was so anxious for the plot to continue that I couldn't put it down. Then at the end, I was absolutely stunned. He did an incredible job with the twist ending and I was personally blown away to discover the truth.      Who would you recommend this reading to and why?   I would absolutely recommend this book to others because I was …
Quick Tip by . June 05, 2010
Michael Connolly is simply an engaging author
review by . December 01, 2009
Only a few of my favorite authors produce stories in which their series characters intermingle. One of my favorites was the Church of England series by Susan Howatch (as far from stodgy as it's possible to get), and now, with The Brass Verdict, Michael Connelly promises to do the same with a skillful interweaving of characters from earlier novels. This is not an easy task, but Connelly is more than up to it. Mickey Haller is back, following his introductory outing in The Lincoln Lawyer. He was pretty …
review by . August 18, 2009
Michael Connelly is the author of twenty very interesting books, all but one of which is fiction. This book reintroduces Mickey Haller who was the hero in his 2005 Lincoln Lawyer. Connelly portrays Haller as a very likable man who prefers to operate his law office out of his several Lincoln automobiles that are equipped with fax machines, an individual who had made mistakes in the past, but who is now taking hold of an opportunity that is presented to him.   An acquaintance of his, another …
review by . May 05, 2009
After two years recuperating from a gunshot wound and subsequent addiction to pain pills, defense attorney Mickey Haller thinks he's ready for work, although he intends to take things slow and easy. When his colleague Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller, as Vincent's surrogate, inherits his active cases, one of which is garnering much media attention. Hollywood producer Walter Elliott has been accused of murdering his wife and her lover, and his trial's coming up within days. Elliott refuses to allow …
review by . May 02, 2009
After two years recuperating from a gunshot wound and subsequent addiction to pain pills, defense attorney Mickey Haller thinks he's ready for work, although he intends to take things slow and easy. When his colleague Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller, as Vincent's surrogate, inherits his active cases, one of which is garnering much media attention. Hollywood producer Walter Elliott has been accused of murdering his wife and her lover, and his trial's coming up within days. Elliott refuses to allow …
review by . February 23, 2009
I gave this book 3 1/2 stars. Connelly brings together two of the best characters in police and courtroom thrillers - Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. I was expecting a lot more but was let down specifically because I did not see the necessity of putting Harry Bosch into the story as his role could have been filled by any no name detective. The book is totally a Mickey Haller story and is told from his perspective. Harry Bosch is a minor character without the normal Harry tenacity we have come to …
review by . January 21, 2009
The plan had been a simple one. After not being in the courtroom for two long years (addiction and other issues) defense attorney Mickey Haller was going to ease back into working at a slow pace that would safely manage the stress, the psychological temptations, and the potential for relapse. It took Judge Holder a few minutes to blow that idea right out of the water.     The death of his colleague Jerry Vincent means that Mickey Haller inherited all thirty-one of Vincent's active …
review by . November 21, 2008
Connelly consistently delivers in his novels and The Brass Verdict is no exception, LA defense attorney Mickey Haller returning to work with a vengeance after recovering from a serious wound and a stint in treatment for an addiction to pain killers. Rehabilitating his reputation, Haller gets an unexpected bonus that comes at the cost of another lawyer's life. When Jerry Vincent is shot and killed by an unknown assailant prior to a big murder trial, Haller is the beneficiary of all Vincent's cases. …
review by . November 18, 2008
I gave this book 3 1/2 stars. Connelly brings together two of the best characters in police and courtroom thrillers - Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. I was expecting a lot more but was let down specifically because I did not see the necessity of putting Harry Bosch into the story as his role could have been filled by any no name detective. The book is totally a Mickey Haller story and is told from his perspective. Harry Bosch is a minor character without the normal Harry tenacity we have come to …
review by . November 17, 2008
Criminal lawyer Mickey Haller made his sole debut in "The Lincoln Lawyer" - - - and he was an instant hit. Shuttling between the more than 40 courthouses, jails and other places Haller has to hit, he settled upon the ingenious scheme of having no real office. Instead, Haller uses the backseat of whichever of his three Lincolns Mickey is being chauffeured around in that day.     That's Mickey for you. The son of a legendary criminal defense attorney, Mickey is an original. Creative. …
review by . November 03, 2008
Connelly's two series' protagonists - long-running Homicide detective Harry Bosch and the newcomer, defense attorney Mickey Haller - form an intriguing team in Connelly's latest thriller.    Haller, who first appeared in 2005's "The Lincoln Lawyer," takes center stage. After a year getting sober he's thinking about going back to work when he suddenly inherits a murdered colleague's entire case load - including the high-profile homicide of a celebrity producer's wife and her lover. …
review by . October 20, 2008
In this novel Connelly brings together his two most memorable characters: Detective Harry Bosch and Lawyer Mickey Haller. There are some surprises in store for fans of both characters. You will also find the usual good writing and storytelling by Michael Connelly. I don't find legal or police procedural details inherently fascinating, but Connelly includes just enough to make the story work, without overloading the reader or slowing the action.    I looked forward to this novel …
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