Friday, February 7, 2014

The Gods of Guilt - Michael Connelly

The Gods of Guilt is the fifth entry in Michael Connelly's 'Lincoln Lawyer' series featuring Mickey Haller.

Mickey Haller is a lawyer who doesn't have a bricks and mortar office - instead he works out of his Lincoln town car.

Haller's life is on the downswing - his bid for District Attorney blew up in his face, his daughter won't see him or speak to him and he's hurting for money.

Mickey gets a call from the jail from an Andre - he's been told to call Haller if he ever needs a lawyer. Andre is accused of killing 'Glory Days' - a prostitute from Mick's past  - one he thought he had saved from 'the life'. The kicker? It's Gloria who told Andre to call Haller. Andre is adamant he didn't kill Gloria and Haller takes the case - out of a sense of guilt.

Connelly turns in another solid legal thriller. Haller in the courtroom is great fun as are his somewhat questionable methods. Likable recurring character make an appearance, with one making a final bow. Connelly expands on Mickey's personal life that makes the character all the more real.

I pick up every Connelly knowing I'm going to enjoy it. The one thing I didn't like in this novel was Haller referencing the movie made about him. I would have liked to keep reality and fiction separate. Other than that The Gods of Guilt was eminently readable and definitely entertaining. Read an excerpt of The Gods of Guilt.

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