First Published in 2005 by Little Brown
Audiobook by Hachette Audio (2007)
Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen. But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially relevant when Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life."
I have been putting of reading this book for a long time. I have yet to see the movie. I had heard great things about the book and the series, but I was wary. I often feel let done after reading a book that is built up with rave reviews. I'm sorry that I waited so long to read it. I really enjoyed, The Lincoln Lawyer. I loved Mickey's character. I was expecting a slimy lawyer type, but I got so much more. Mickey Haller is actually an honorable guy. Even though he defends low-life scum, he does so with the best of intentions. He believes everyone deserves a fair trial. He is smart and a really likable guy. Even both of his ex-wives still love him.
I liked the mystery and how Mickey was able to use the system to get the bad guy. Now that I have read the book, I'll rent the movie. As my husband told me, I will probably hate it. I rarely like movie versions of books. Let us know if you liked both or neither. I'll be seeking out the rest of the series. I look forward to more of Mickey's adventures. The audio book was very well done. If you have been putting this one off, go get it now!