The Brass Verdict

By Michael Connelly
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316166294, 432pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the December 2008 Indie Notables
“Michael Connelly teams LAPD Detective Harry Bosch with L.A. lawyer Mickey Haller and generates his best novel yet. A recovering Haller is pulled back into the high-stakes legal world and becomes an uncomfortable ally of Bosch. As Haller becomes further enmeshed in legal chicanery and a murder plot, both he and Bosch have to rely on their uneasy alliance to succeed and survive, leading to a conclusion that will stun faithful readers.”
-- Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI


Description

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.




About the Author

Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.




Praise For The Brass Verdict

PRAISE FOR THE BRASS VERDICT:

"A beautifully executed crime thriller....Bosch might have met his match in the wily Haller, and readers will delight in their sparring."
-Publishers Weekly

"The answer to every Connelly fan's dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer....By turns wary, competitive, complementary, cooperative and mutually predatory....Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both"
-Kirkus Reviews

"Connelly once again hits it out of the park in the tightly written, fast-paced and sharply imagined The Brass Verdict....Connelly builds to some breathtaking twists before all comes to a close. And a more perfect end to the maze he has drawn is difficult to imagine."
-Denver Post

"If at first encounter Connelly seems primarily an exceptionally accomplished writer of crime novels, at closer examination he is also a mordant and knowing chronicler of the world in which crime takes place, i.e., our world....A terrific ride."
-Washington Post

"Connelly is firing on all cylinders in this epic page-turner. The intriguing story line, the chance to view Bosch from another perspective, and Haller's reappearance as a main character add up to a fantastic read. One of the best thrillers of the year."
-Library Journal

"The Brass Verdict has the sneaky metabolism of any Connelly book. It starts slowly, moves calmly, hides pertinent bits of information in plain sight and then abruptly ratchets up its energy for the denouement....In the midst of this new story, Mickey rebounds with a vengeance....Like Harry Bosch's mojo, Mickey Haller's is liable to work well for a long time."
-New York Times

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