Michael Haller is a criminal defense attorney in LA. He is good at cutting the best deal for his clients. His clientele mostly includes repeat offenders who has no scruples in breaking the law. He uses his Lincoln town car as his office and is chauffeured around by a former client in lieu of fees. He was married twice and divorced twice. He has a daughter in his first marriage with Maggie McPherson. Maggie works as a public prosecutor with the state and upholds diametrically opposite values compared with Haller.
Haller is contacted to defend Louis Ross Roulet. Roulet has been accused for breaking and entering with an intent to rape and murder. After checking the background information about Roulet, Haller is surprised. Roulet does not fit into his category of clients. Roulet is extremely rich and also might turn out to be the big ticket for Haller. But what is initially worked out as a straightforward case has a lot of surprises in store. Now, the lives of Haller and his close ones are in danger.
Michael Connelly pens this mystery. Told from Haller’s viewpoint using the first person narrative, the novel is racy and entertaining. The first person narrative helps in building the drama. At the onset, it is evident to the reader who is the culprit. But you are hooked because you want to know how Haller extricates himself from this predicament. There are a few red herrings that also gives away the suspense.
A perfect read to take your mind away from worries.
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