This is the fourth book of The Lincoln Lawyer series.
Foreclosures was stifled the economy. It has nearly drown Mickey Haller’s law practice.
Do, following the money, Haller has branched out his law firm and is now ‘specializing’ in foreclosure law. Because of that, his firm is staying afloat. It is high tide enough for Haller to hire an associate attorney and rent real office space.
A former foreclosure client, Lisa Trammel, brings Haller back to criminal law: Trammel is arrest for murder.
Lisa Trammel had become an activist in the anti-bank foreclosure world. She has had a restraining order placed on her by her bank. She, along with many of her activist accomplices, picketing in front of her bank.
Suddenly, the Head Supervision Loan Officer of the bank is murdered. Lisa has been identified as being in the area around the time of the murder.
Yes. This is the 28th Alex Cross book. And I’ve read them all!
Kay Willingham, the ex-wife to the Vice President, a dazzling socialite and political power-broker in her own right, is found murdered. With her, a new political protégé, a renowned school’s headmaster.
Both of them.
At least that’s the way it appears.
To complicate matters, the headmaster’s wife is missing.
Alex Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney are assigned the case.
The ups-and-downs and twists-and-turns will make to read a book you will not want to put down!
This is the third book in The Lincoln Lawyerseries.
Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, is suddenly asked ‘to change sides’ in the courtroom. Instead of being the defense attorney, the L.A. Prosecutor’s Office has asked Haller to become Special Counsel and work for them.
Haller agrees to the new position, but he is vehement that as a Special Counsel, he does NOT work for the LA Prosecutor’s Office. He will agree to accept the position on the condition that is former first wife is allowed to be his second chair in the proceedings.
Haller was appointed to defend a child murderer who has had his former conviction thrown out on appeal after over twenty years served. The new DNA testing that was used to convict him was tested and the DNA belongs to someone else.
Haller chooses Harry Bosch to be his investigator for the case.
This time, after Haller’s re-emergence as a California lawyer- somewhat too soon- Jerry Vincent, a local colleague, is murdered and Haller finds himself the proud ‘owner’ of Vincent’s law firm.
The problem- it appears that one of Jerry Vincent’s clients had him murdered.
Sifting through 30+ current case files, Haller finds himself teaming-up with Detective Harry Bosch. The tag-teaming effort is tied-up in legalese … balancing the privacy of clients with Haller’s personal safety.
Matters are further intensifies as Haller’s newest ‘cash cow’ (accused of the murder of his wife and lover) and a possible FBI investigation wants to tie Haller’s hands in what seems like a sure courtroom victory.
Mickey Haller, a California defense attorney, saves overhead in his law practice (and gives himself much needed freedom) by running his law office from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car.
Haller defends the down-and-out: biker gangs, drug-dealers, prostitutes, con artists. He finds that winning court cases is rarely about what is actually ‘true’. Winning is about negotiations and manipulations of the laws of our great nation.
Haller gets the chanceto defend a ‘big-money client!
Haller is hired to defend a local Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of murdering a web-procured escort. The playboy claims to have been set-up for a fleecing.
Jason Bourne has regained some of his memories from his bout with amnesia thanks to Marie St. Jacques, a Canadian economist (who is now his wife) and his psychiatrist Morris Panov.
Jason is now living under his true name, David Webb. He and his wife are residents on a small university community in Maine. David (Jason) is a professor of Asian studies.
In the spy world, there is a new treat that the powers-that-me think that only the former Jason Bourne can solve. They stage a kidnapping of David’s (Jason’s) wife to force David to reenter the spy world.
For the month of December I am beginning to read all of the FBI Thrillers from Catherine Coulter in order. I am interested to learn how her writing as changed over the almost 20-year span of FBI Thrillers.
Sally Brainerd is on-the-run. After spending several months imprisoned in an asylum, she escapes to come home seeking assistance and witnesses the murder of her father. This dramatic event (along with the massive amounts of mind-altering drugs given at the asylum) has caused her to develop ‘event’ amnesia.
Sally runs to her aunt’s home in The Cove. The Cove is a picture postcard town known for its World’s Greatest Ice Cream recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.
FBI Special Agent James Quinlan arrives at The Cove shortly after Sally. Suddenly, this small town where ‘nothing’ ever happens is the scene of two murders.
A fun read.
(First thing I noticed- the author sometimes uses somewhat graphic sexual information to describe the characters that really cold have been far more effectively described less graphically.)