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The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
  

The Gods of Guilt

Part of the Mickey Haller Series Series
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Mickey Haller’s fifth case has the murder of a prostitute Mickey believed he had ‘saved’ at its core. Fans will know that Mickey is Harry Bosch’s half-brother, newcomers will find Mickey an interesting character and the courtroom scenes particularly well done. Connelly builds tension, throws in twists and surprises and gives you one hell of a read. He is first class.

If you like Michael Connelly you might also like to read books by Jeffery Deaver, Dennis Lehane and Lisa Gardner.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Mickey Haller receives a text saying ‘Call me ASAP – 187’, those are the numbers that represent murder in the California penal code; and with such cases the remuneration is always the most generous. Mickey discovers that the victim is an ex-client, a prostitute whose life he had tried to turn around. But it seems his efforts have been in vain – she has been plying her old trade again. Despite his slippery moral standards, Mickey is a man of conscience at heart and knows that he has tried his best – but he learns to his horror that his attempts to get her life on an even keel may be precisely what led to her death.
~ The Good Book Guide

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Synopsis

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

Suddenly, Mickey's not just trying to get his client off a murder charge, but there is a more personal connection: the victim was Gloria Dayton - his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow. Far from saving her, Haller may have been her downfall. Haunted by the ghosts of his own past, and with his own guilt or redemption on the line, he desperately needs to find out who Gloria really was and who, ultimately, was responsible for her death.

Reviews

Smart-talking defence attorney Mickey Haller is the second of the masterful creations of the 57-year-old Connelly - after his unforgettable Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch. Haller first appeared in 2005 and this is his fifth incarnation. It underlines the fact that Connelly is one of the great crime writers, a novelist who creates a fictional world so succinctly, and inhabits it so purposefully, that you are convinced it must be real. His mastery of place and character, his ease with dialogue, his control of plot gives his books a subtlety that is irresistible - Daily Mail

About the Author

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409128731

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