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The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
  

The Fifth Witness

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A blistering courtroom drama featuring THE LINCOLN LAWYER's Mickey Haller from one of the masters of the genre.

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Synopsis

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

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In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but if defense attorney Mickey Haller was expecting an uptick in business during the economic downturn, the reality is a different story. Even people needing legal representation to keep them out of jail are having to make cut-backs, it seems. In fact, the most significant part of Mickey's business right now is not about keeping clients out of jail but about keeping a roof over their heads, as the foreclosure boom hits thousands of people who were granted unrealistic mortgages in the good times and now face being kicked to the curb by ruthless corporations. Lisa Trammel had been a client of Mickey's for eight months - his very first foreclosure case, in fact - and although so far he'd managed to stop the bank from taking her house, the strain and sense of injustice are beginning to take their toll, and the bank had recently got a restraining order to prevent her protesting against their fraudulent practices. But now the bank's CEO, Mitchell Bondurant, has been found in the bank's car park with a bullet in his brain, and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder.

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With The Fifth Witness it's beginning to seem that Connelly can do no wrong. This latest novel is as shamelessly entertaining as its predecessors, with the customary skilful plotting even more burnished ... in the crime fiction stakes Connelly is comfortably in the upper bracket. THE EXPRESS The greatest living American crime writer has landed another telling blow to his nearest rivals. The Fifth Witness is criminal defence attorney Mickey Haller's strongest and most pertinent performance yet. THE MIRROR The Fifth Witness is the best Haller book so far. It is not only a clever thriller with a brilliant double twist but also a heartfelt examination of the difference between natural justice and the law. EVENING STANDARD just as gripping as his harry Bosch series. Haller is a great creation ... The Fifth Witness is perhaps the best in the series yet ... Connelly's prose is as tight and elegant as always. CATHOLIC HERALD The second Connelly story about 'Lincoln Lawyer
Mickey Haller, it underlines what a master of his craft Connelly is

. ... There's a corkscrew plot and a killer finish to this book. DAILY MAIL Ex-police reporter Michael Connelly is a brilliant storyteller and his books hook the reader from the very first page. DAILY EXPRESS a brilliant trial thriller, full of nasty surprises and great plot twists. THE SUN


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

14th April 2011

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

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

Format

Hardback
448 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409114420

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