MICHAEL CONNELLY: The Law of Innocence
A body is found in the trunk of Mickey Haller’s Lincoln in LA, and Haller is charged with murder: no bail, sent to a jail where he has many enemies. Clearly one of his enemies has framed him. Suddenly the “Lincoln Lawyer” has to defend himself against a possible life sentence.
This is a mixture of crime thriller and courtroom drama. Harry Bosch, Haller’s half-brother, is one of his team of investigators, so we have high hopes that the truth will set Mickey free. Despite being in and out of jail he finds time to romance two ex-wives and a new lady. And to add some topicality, a new virus from China is pushing crime off the news headlines.
As is often the case with Haller, it takes a mixture of luck and skill to resolve the issue. This is another guaranteed page-turner from Michael Connelly.