Mickey Haller, after two years away from court has finally returned only to inherit a prestigious, high profile case from a murdered colleague. His client is a movie producer that seems more concerned with his movie schedule than with his approaching trial and Haller soon finds himself deeper into murder and conspiracy than he ever wanted to be.
This is another of Connelly’s courtroom drama books about defense attorney Mickey Haller which features Connelly’s other famous character, detective Harry Bosch. The two characters don’t know each other yet but they step on each other’s toes a few times.
As a thriller this book is intense and as a courtroom drama it captures all the excitement and subterfuge that the best lawyer stories do. That is to say that there is a lot of discussion of law and lawyer strategy. I find that kind of thing fascinating but it isn’t for everybody.
Connelly has turned out another brilliant and exciting book and proven once again that he doesn’t have to feature his signature character in order to tell a story that is exciting and filled with mystery.