The Lincoln Lawyer

Synopsis: Moderately successful criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller operates around Los Angeles County out of a Lincoln Town Car (hence the title) driven by a former client working off his legal fees. While most clients are drug dealers and gangsters, the story focuses on an unusually important case of wealthy Los Angeles realtor Louis Roulet, accused of assault and attempted murder. At first, he appears to be innocent and set up by the female "victim". Roulet's lies and many surprising revelations change Haller's original case theory. He reconsiders the situation of Jesus Menendez, a former client serving time in San Quentin State Prison after pleading guilty to a similar and mysteriously related crime. Haller outmaneuvers Roulet (revealed to be a rapist and murderer) without violating ethical obligations, frees the innocent Menendez, and continues in legal practice. He also conducts much self-examination and acquires some emotional baggage.
Genre: Crime
Original Story by: Michael Connelly
Year:
2011
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Mick Haller:

Maggie, you know what I used to be afraid of Maggie?

Maggie McPherson:

Yeah, me.

Mick Haller:

That I wouldn't recognize innocence. That it would be right there in front of me and I just wouldn't see it.

Maggie McPherson:

Yeah...

Mick Haller:

I'm not talking about guilty or not guilty; just, just innocence. Know what I'm afraid of now? [Maggie shakes head] Evil. Pure Evil.

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