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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409114422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409114420
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.8 x 23.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 699 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,488,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 16 2011
Format: Hardcover
"I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men." -- Acts 24:15-16 (NKJV)

What if no one followed their consciences? That's the troubling portrait that Michael Connelly brilliantly displays in this courtroom drama featuring Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer. We are used to a world in which lawyers know no limits in their lust for winning. What if everyone was like that? And how would it feel to be someone like that?

Those are just some of the many interesting themes and questions that The Fifth Witness exposes.

As the book opens, Mickey Haller has fallen on hard times, scrounging foreclosure defense cases from people who can't make their mortgage payments. He's not scamming the clients . . . because there are irregularities in the paperwork associated with the foreclosures. At best, his clients will stay in their homes a little longer as owners, before being ousted or having to becoming a renter of their former property. The arrest of one of his most outspoken clients, anti-foreclosure activist Lisa Trammel, brings Mickey back to doing what he does best -- criminal defense.

Most of the book is taken up with Mickey's investigation, preparation for trial, conducting the trial, and dealing with the aftermath. If you don't like legal strategies and ups and downs, this may get a little tedious for you. As an attorney, I was impressed by how simply and how well the logic behind the legal moves is explained. In the background, Mickey is a lonely man . . .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacques Lebel on March 5 2013
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Agréable et bonne lecture de vacances
Suspense bien construit.
Fin un peu prévisible
Je l'ai recommandé à des amis et connaissances
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Excellent read with sharp twists and turns as well as court room and back room drama.
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By Anne Harrison on June 18 2014
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It met all my expectations from this author. I wasn't sure at the very beginning but it didn't take long to grab me.
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By joeyrou on June 17 2014
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This novel was very enjoyable and very worth reading and I love this author so far. I have not read one of his books that I didn't enjoy.
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By Moolatte on June 3 2014
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I LOVED THE LINCOLN LAWYER. THAT WAS THE FIRST MICKEY HALLER BOOK I READ AND LOVED IT. THIS ONE IS ON PAR WITH IT, AND THE ENDING IS A REAL SHOCKER . I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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By Pol Sixe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 15 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Mickey Haller struggles with his conscience as he defends a woman accused of murdering a banker. The sub prime mortgage bubble plays a part, and Mickey has a new Associate. Explaining to the novice what's going on is an effective device for exposition. As with other Haller books the story has defined parts, told in almost linear, procedural fashion, the arrest, the pre-trial discovery, then jumps to the trial itself. Haller stretches the rules and ponders his methods. At the end it looks like a change is coming. Enjoyed the book! Also, this was an audio version and once again Peter Giles does a fine job voicing the characters and making it more than a narrative.
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You will not guess the outcome until the end! If you enjoyed the Linccoln lawyer, you will love this book. Can't wait for the next book to come out december 2nd 2013!
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