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Publisher's Summary

“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” (Associated Press)

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from number one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. 

Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder — as an officer of the court, he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail. But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. 

As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him. Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence. 

In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch...in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times). 

©2020 Michael Connelly (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

What the critics say

"The Night Fire offers more than a few incendiary surprises." (Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times)

"A virtuoso performance...The Night Fire glows with the instincts and intelligence Bosch and Ballard bring to their pursuit of the truth." (Collette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times)

"One of the greatest crime writers of all time...Connelly continues to deliver winner after winner, year in and year out...reading one of his books is an experience unlike anything else the genre has to offer." (Ryan Steck, Crimereads)

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Courtroom drama compelling

Page turner, kept me on the edge of my seat right to the end! seemed authentic to a real trial and all the procedures...

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Great story,

A fun listen, great characters, good sounding voice throughout. I would welcome another book by this author.

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  • Rob
  • 2021-01-28

one of the best Lincoln Lawyer stories

One of my favorites now.Great story. Kept me listening. Love the way they bring past characters on to the story.

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A thrill seat sticker , within a modern time line!

Quite A grab believably an attention holder ,nice wording the speed to speech needed a little speed up to 1.1 but fun and inspireing to always reach our true right and honour of ones self at no cost even if the vost may be life its self great read -Macleod

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The Indians
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Seriously, shame on youGratuitous racism
You need to get on the right side of history

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loved it! kept me on edge and wanted to listen more! gripping in plot and details

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typical mickkie

excellent as usual he is up to his old tricks once again seeing things that others missed. very going read. can’t wait for the next one. hope it isn’t as long as we’ve waited f of r this one

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Great story

Holds your interest from start to finish. Teaches you how the court and juries are run. How the justice system functions. The manipulations the lawyers use can be scary. The suspense is ongoing through the whole story. The narrator Peter Giles is superb. Will listen to it again in the future.

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Fantastic Novel

Fantastic listen. Highly recommended. I'll be getting another book by the same author for sure.

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Great Read

This was a great read and an interesting tall. I have read most of these books, by this author, however this is the first book that made remarks about the political situation in the United States. This I did not feel this should be in this book by this author. Very unprofessional.

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  • D. R. Green
  • 2020-11-12

Political viewpoints should have been left out

I feel so let down by the author. I have read all of his books and enjoyed them. I preordered this audible version, but when I arrived at Chapter 36 I could not tolerate his dislike for those who support President Trump. He goes on to explain that someone with a Trump 2020 bumper sticker can't be trusted to be on a jury. He explains that this person still supports Trump after the media has shown him to be a liar. So a person who supports President Trump cannot be trusted to sit on a jury???? The media however, has the ability to determine who is telling the truth and can be trusted by all??? This is the kind of hatred that is tearing our country apart. I feel so sad to think that many feel this way. Why can't we accept the fact that people see things differently. We don't have to hate each other because of this. We are all Americans and I am sure we all love our country. I wish the author would write books that people of both political parties could enjoy. I read fiction to avoid thinking about reality!
Why would the author disrespect half (or maybe more) of his long time fans? Why can't we all just get along?

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  • Brandon D Baird
  • 2020-11-13

he had to get political

unnecessary political commentary with no justification other than trying to sway the audience to his politics

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  • Harold F. McClellan
  • 2020-11-12

Unnecessary political commentary

I have purchased all of his books and have really enjoyed all but this one.
When someone pushes their political beliefs in places I go to escape this really turns me away.
If Mr. Conley does this again, I will no longer purchase any of his books.





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  • Wajag
  • 2020-11-12

anti trump pissyness should require a disclaimer

purchased based on earlier works but I'm tired of getting political pissyness pushed in my face with out disclaimers. there was no need for it in the story line. and you ruined the story for me and I would hesitate to buy from this author again

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  • Joseph Cawthon
  • 2020-11-13

Gone Political.

Very disappointed how political the back half of thos book went. some of it didn't even make sense at the point he added it in. the last view booms that have come out from the author took some subtle political shots but this one went to far. This is my last book I will purchase in Bosch or Lincoln lawyer series.

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  • Felicity Xenia Spamotic
  • 2020-11-12

When Politics Ruin a Mediocre Book

One of my formerly favorite authors. First half of the book is okay- not as exciting as the usual Lincoln's- and then BAM! Connelly goes and begins an ever-increasing political tirade that has no place in the story. I'm disgusted . 50% of the population will be very angry after listening to this book. Shame on you, Mr Connelly.

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  • Scott
  • 2020-11-13

Anti-Trump digs killed an average story

I try to escape politics when I enjoy a book and the senseless digs on Trump made no sense in any context of the story. I guess Connelly supports defunding the police? Ironic. But he will be invited to cocktail parties with his left wing author pals still.

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  • Dennis
  • 2020-11-12

Great story so far but....

Why do celebrities try to disenfranchise their fans by taking a political side. The included bias against Trump and Fox News is very unnecessary to the story and left a bad taste in my mouth. I continued listening because the story was great but I expected better from Connelly. Maximize your readership and don’t turn people off to take Jabs at peoples sensibilities.

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  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 2020-11-11

Mickey is back

The Law of Innocence is book number 7 in the Lincoln Lawyer series of courtroom mysteries by the #1 New York Times Best-Selling and Award-Winning author Michael Connelly. I am a huge Connelly fan, as you may remember, and I was thrilled endlessly by this latest novel. With his most recent books featuring Harry Bosch and earlier this year Jack McAvoy, it was quite the time to check in on Mickey.

Well, he is not doing that great. Our favorite defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by an LAPD officer for what at first seems to be a routine traffic stop, but, when blood starts to drip from the Linconln's trunk, things are getting ugly fast and he finds himself in jail. To clear his name, Mickey must defend his own person, playing double roles, as the defendant and council.

A question still stands, we all know that Mickey is a great lawyer and a decent father, but, is he also a cold-blooded murderer?

After his excellent performance of Fair Warning, talented actor, narrator and voice-over artist Peter Giles steps back into Mickey's shoes and delivers another strong narrative experience for the listener. He infuses the story with urgency and intensity, he reads, he acts, he is 100% involved and fights for his life, just like Mickey does.

The Law of Innocence is another eloquent example for why Michael Connelly is one of the most respected and loved authors out there. With the stakes set so high right from the beginning, we are left almost breathless for the rest of the story, rooting for Mickey and trying to understand how he got himself in this particular situation.

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  • bnv
  • 2020-11-11

Weak

Very disappointing. Weak storyline and obviously just done for a payday. Don’t waste your money.

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