Friday, October 31, 2008


Pages: 448
Date: 30/10/2008
Grade: 4.5
Details: Stand-alone

Michael Haller is a criminal defence lawyer working from the backseat of his Lincoln (hence the title). When Louis Roulet is arrested for brutally beating up a woman in an attempt to rape and kill her, he hires Haller for his defence. At first Haller thinks that he might have found something very rare, an innocent client. However, it soon turns out that things are far more complicated then that and soon Haller finds himself playing a very dangerous game of cat and mouse with the lay, a dangerous murderer and the lives of himself and those he loves.
This was not a bad mystery at all, just not up to Harry Bosch standard. (Which makes my wonder what the next book in that series, The Brass Verdict, will be like, since that book will bring the two characters together).
I'm still not a fan of court room mysteries though. I can't quite say why not, but they never seem to do it for me. Could have something to do with the fact that they appear to have little to do with justice, and more with technicalities. The same reason I never wanted to pursue a career in law.

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