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The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller Series Book 2) (English Edition) Format Kindle
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"Michael Connely's twentieth novel as narrated by newcomer Peter Giles is a humdinger....Gile's hoarse, whispery voice crackles when he's Bosch and is authorative as Haller. Despite their differences, the story resolves in a way that makes listeners eager for the next installment, especially if it's performed by Peter Giles." (AudioFile 2009) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B002S0KB5E
- Éditeur : Orion (26 février 2009)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2338 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Activé
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 433 pages
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2 autres personnages de l'univers Connelly, Harry Bosch coté police et Jack Mc Evoy le journaliste, qui se font un peu discrets . Michael Haller l'avocat a un peu le meme caractère que Bosch, tenace, très travailleur, courageux, incorruptible, bref c'est du Connelly pur jus .
Pour l'histoire, un riche producteur de cinéma est accuse d'avoir tue sa femme et l'amant de celle-ci, et c'est la bagarre au tribunal entre le procureur et la défense . C'est brillant, une démonstration du cynisme d'un système judiciaire reposant sur la qualité des hommes qui entourent l'accusation, les coups tordus dans la sélection des jurés, l'importance du charisme des témoins etc...
Ca rentre directement dans mon top de l'auteur, avec entre autres the Poet, the black echo, Blood work .
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In several ways Bosch the cop and Haller the defense lawyer seem like total opposites, but they also share some underlying traits (eg maverick personalities who trust themselves more than the systems in which they operate, who scrabble for some sense of justice). In The Brass Verdict, Connelly brings his two flawed heroes together, a tasty collision that delivers another exceptional crime tale.
Last time we say Haller, he had somehow managed to find justice while acting as defense counsel for spoiled rich kid Louis Roulet, at great physical and emotional cost to himself. But rather than rising triumphant from that success and kicking on to even greater courtroom paydays, Haller had muddled along for a while, before beginning a downward spiral, sucked into a painkiller addiction and worse.
He eventually went into rehab, and took a sabbatical from court work. As he's wondering whether to step back into the arena, a gift falls into his lap: an old colleague is killed, and has bequeathed to Haller his practice, including the upcoming trial of a Hollywood bigwig accused of double murder.
Cha-ching for Haller's moribund finances, although the gift may be a poisoned chalice. Will Jerry Vincent's killer look to bump off the replacement lawyer, Haller, too? Meanwhile, Haller has to deal with the investigations of one of LA's finest, detective Harry Bosch, who's looking into Vincent's murder and thinks the slippery Haller might know more than he's sharing. How can Haller balance protecting his new clients' rights while trying to help the cops catch his friend's killer? While trying a the biggest case to come along in years, and try to keep himself alive in the process?
For someone who had no experience writing legal thrillers until he wrote The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly sure knows how to write an absolute cracker. The Brass Verdict is a terrific read, with a propulsive storyline that sets the pages whirring, while also providing plenty of character depth and philosophical questions too. Largely told through the eyes of Haller, we get a different take on the Harry Bosch that long-time Connelly fans think they know, while also getting a deeper look at 'the Lincoln Lawyer' as he scrambles to finagle a solution from a rusty system, and survive.
For all his flaws, Haller is a family man; even if one with a broken family. His personal relationships with his ex and his daughter, along with his small cadre of close friends and staff (an overlapping group), bring to life the conflict for and within the talented lawyer. Connelly has crafted a character than on the surface would be easy to despise (a low-rent defense attorney who games the system to benefit his clients and himself), but instead is compelling, fascinating, and easy to empathise with.
A terrific novel from a terrific author.
Looking forward to getting back on patrol with Bosch in the next book.
This is Michael Connelly’s second novel featuring Mickey Haller, known as the Lincoln Lawyer because of his predilection for working from the back of his Lincoln Town Car, rather than from a conventional office. The opening chapter is set in 1992 and presents Haller acting as defence attorney for a client facing two murder charges. The prosecuting counsel is Jerry Vincent, an Assistant District Attorney well known to Haller. They have faced each other in court several times and have even occasionally socialised together. This time, although the case should really have been a slam dunk for the prosecution, Haller lights upon a convincing line of defence, and secures an astonishing acquittal. Vincent is left so devastated that he throws in the towel as a prosecutor, setting up instead as a defence attorney in his own right.
Fifteen years later, Vincent has a fairly thriving defence practice, and has come to view his embarrassing defeat at Haller’s hands as an epiphany. Indeed, not only does he hold no grudge towards Haller, but has entered into an unofficial pact whereby they both stand in for each other in case either should be indisposed. However, as he prepares for his biggest ever case, the defence of Walter Elliott, a prominent and immensely wealthy film producer accused of murdering his wife and her lover, he is murdered outside his office. As a consequence of their pact, Haller, who had been on a sabbatical for a year following the climax of his previous case in which he ended up being shot by his client, finds he has inherited Vincent’s caseload.
Initially this galvanises Haller, and he throws himself at the work with renewed vigour. As he reviews the caseload, however, he discovers certain anomalies in some of the cases, and in particular that of Walter Elliott. He also finds himself being interviewed by the detective leading the investigation in Vincent’s murder – a certain Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch.
This allows Connelly to drop into a new gear. Previously we have encountered Bosch as the protagonist of his own novels, with everything focused around him. Indeed, two of them were even narrated in the first person by him. Here we get to see him from a new perspective. Connelly handles this well, and Bosch, already decidedly plausible as a character, solidifies even further.
Connelly also shows his ability to switch sub-genres within the crime field. While there is a murder investigation wound throughout the book, it is principally a courtroom drama, and Connelly manages this with the same adroitness as John Grisham. He also manages to throw in several wholly unexpected twists, including the final resolution of the story, which I didn’t spot coming at all.
I find the defence attorney, Mickey Haller, a likeable, human and fascinating character, Harry Bosch is harder to get to know but we see some interesting sides to him in this novel. It's a good idea to have Haller and Bosch appearing in the same novel and interacting with one another.
It was an interesting start to the novel, with the reader being taken right back to a courtroom in 1992, the early days of Mickey's career, and the opening line hooked me straight away, 'Everybody lies'.
I definitely recommend this novel if you like a good courtroom drama and enjoy pondering did he / didn't he do it!