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  • Written by: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (426 ratings)

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The Law of Innocence

Written by: Michael Connelly
Narrated by: Peter Giles
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Publisher's Summary

INSPIRATION FOR THE ORIGINAL SERIES THE LINCOLN LAWYER—COMING SOON TO NETFLIX

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back on the job in this heart-stopping thriller from a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author.

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

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).

A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick
People Book of the Week Selection

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

What the critics say

“The so-called Lincoln Lawyer... turns in another dazzling courtroom performance."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“If you’re not already addicted to Mickey, his ex-wives and his brilliant half brother, investigator Harry Bosch, this perfectly constructed legal thriller will get you there.”—People (Book of the Week)

“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade… Connelly’s novels have long been distinguished by his mastery of the complexities of the justice system including an ability to get police and courtroom procedures exactly right.”—Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press

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excellent book....LOVE Mickey Haller!!

the narrator is at times overly dramatic, and I found him annoying to start, but he actually did a pretty good job of making the characters sound different from each other.....with the exception of the women....they sounded breathless, hesitant and "fluffy". Mind you, his "interpretation" of the judge was excellent! the story was so well written that it overcame any annoyance I had initially with the narrator!

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wow

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

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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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Great story and narration

Michael Connelly has never disappointed! Great courtroom depictions. I have loved all his books. The narrator was also excellent.

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Best one yet!

I've listened to almost all of Connelly's books, including all of the Lincoln lawyers and many Bosch. This one is the best Lincoln one I've experienced.

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She said, he said, she said - ruins the story

I love the Michael Connelly books - have been listening to the Bosch and Haller series - about 10 books so far between the 2. I almost stopped listening to this one - and this is the first time for the Connelly Audible books. Please do a better job of narration - leave out the constant “she said, he said” when reading the dialogue. For some reason, this book seems to be more filled with these phrases. You end up focusing on those annoying words and they ruin the story.

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Highly Enjoyable

An enjoyable relaxing audiobook.
A story well told from an accomplished author, read extremely well by a seasoned, experienced man with feeling. showing respect for the author , characters, and audience.

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great book. first book I listened to that had Cvid

just perfect ,had the covid situation in story line. was good add in. true to life




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great listen all the way through

the story was great. already loaded the next book in the series by this author. didnt know this author was behind the Lincoln Lawyer tv series.

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I just wanted to keep listening

Really well written. Great storyline and had me hooked from the first chapter. Great narration. I am a big fan of these characters. Super entertaining.

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