Book: Michael Connelly “The Brass Verdict”

February 4, 2016

The Brass Verdict is a sequel to “The Lincoln Lawyer” featuring the Mickey Haller character as a defense lawyer.  However, Michael Connelly’s other main character Harry Bosch plays more than a cameo part in this story and it is nice to see the cross over – especially the twist which I will not go into.

bookMicky Haller is about to try to start working as a lawyer again, one year on from the closing of “The Lincoln Lawyer” having recovered from being shot and a resulting addiction to pain killers.  However, before really knowing if he is ready a colleague’s murder means that Micky suddenly inherits a lot of cases including one that will be a career maker with a big pay day.  Nothing is ever simple and could this case put Haller in danger of the same fate as his murdered predecessor (this murder is being investigated by Detective Harry Bosch by the way  – that’s the link).

This story has a number of red-herrings, twist and betrayals that keep you guessing till the very last chapter.  Michael Connelly at his best.

Book: Michael Connelly “The Overlook”

February 4, 2016

I’m going to run out of these soon – yes, another Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly.  This is a short one, and not the best outing for Connelly, never the less we still see Bosch do what he does best – look at a murder methodically and systematically without distraction.  The interest in this book for those familiar with the character is the return of FBI agent Rachel Waller, a previous collaborator and lover of Harry Bosch but now giving him a very cold shoulder.

bookThe FBI involvement in the murder at The Overlook is due to potential terrorist links which are quickly apparent – but Bosch rides through all that concentrating on the murder.  An enjoyable read but doesn’t really develop the characters any further.