The Lincoln Lawyer (2008) 4 stars

The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2005 novel, the 16th by American crime writer Michael Connelly. …

Police procedural, about a defence lawyer.

4 stars

I guess Connelly (e.g. with the Bosch novels) always mixes courtroom / legal drama with cop / detective adventure. That is true here as well, although the main character is probably more ethically gray than Bosch at his grayest.

I did like the theme most of Haller's clients were not actually evil. They might be thugs, but Haller makes a distinction between trying to get by and making some bad choices, and actual evil.

Long suffering ex wives seem to be a theme with Connelly. Possible author life spoiler there?

I did zip right through it, so it might be a perfect read for sitting on the front porch in the summer.