Published: November 13, 2015
Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn’t the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Leland Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to ‘the dark side’ as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he’s lived by his whole career.
The character of Harry Bosch is one of my favorites, but Mickey Haller, not so much. I don’t know why but Mickey Haller gets on my nerves, but I think having Matthew McConaughey star as the Lincoln Lawyer might have something to do with it. I hate, with a passion, Michael McConaughey and now whenever I think of Mickey Haller I see Matthew’s face. (Not fair)
Anyway, I overlooked Mickey’s role in this book, the latest in the Harry Bosch Series, and concentrated on the crime solving bravado of Harry.
This is the first time Harry is no longer a member of the LAPD and he is helping Mickey, who is a defense attorney, with a case. Harry knows that by helping the side of the defense goes against all he has ever done and will put him in a bad light with a lot of people. But Harry being Harry does it anyway.
It’s a great story, as always, and Harry comes out on top.
I HIGHLY recommend this book and the entire series.