Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Law of Innocence

Book: The Law of Innocence
Series: Mickey Haller #6
Author: Michael Connelly

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can't make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.

Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles, all the while looking over his shoulder – as an officer of the court he is an instant target.

Mickey knows he's been framed. Now, with the help of his trusted team, he has to figure out who has plotted to destroy his life and why. Then he has to go before a judge and jury and prove his innocence. -Goodreads

Review: In the latest installment of the Mickey Haller series, Mickey himself finds himself behind bars after the body of one of his clients is found in his trunk. He works with him team to uncover what really happened and tries to clear his name.

I really enjoy these series as a whole and liked this book, but I didn't find it quite as interesting as the previous installments. The Kendall storyline was unnecessary and could have been eliminated entirely. I think my biggest challenge was the ending. I wanted a big courtroom showdown between Mickey and prosecuting attorney "Death row Dana" but the way the case wrapped up was anticlimactic. I did like the integration of COVID-19 and how it was weaved into the story. 

Grade: 3/5 

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