The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict

A Novel

Paperback - 2008
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Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co. / Grand Central Publishing, c2008
ISBN: 9780446401197
Branch Call Number: MYS CON
Characteristics: 422 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 02, 2019

One of Connelly's best. It covers the first meeting of Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch. The ending is a little predictable , which is why I downgraded it a star, but it is Mickey Haller at his unpredictable best, and with the usual great setting of LA, Hollywood, and Malibu. A great look at Harry from the other side of the justice system. All in all , a great read.

Feb 24, 2019

I love this series! There is always a surprise at the en that I am not expecting! I like Harry Bosch (not a new character of Connelly's, but a new character to this series). I hope he is in the next book too!

Nov 02, 2018

Real enjoy Connelly, - this one was a great read.

Sep 16, 2016

This was strictly a crime attorney's novel, with the Harry Bosch - - Mickey Haller connection thrown in or established - - compared to the relatively staid by enjoyable Bosch novels, this was mighty slow, but still an explemary read.

Aug 06, 2016

Not as exciting as some of his others but think this was one of his earlier books.

jonathan4300 Mar 07, 2016

good read

JCLHilaryS Mar 26, 2015

Michael Haller is starting back to work as a lawyer, after taking a year off. Mickey's ready to take on a couple of cases, and get his feet wet again when a long-time friend is killed, leaving Haller & Associates his business and current caseload. Among the 31 cases Mickey inherits is a high profile murder case. While trying to reconstruct his predecessors' defense strategy, Mickey must also be on alert for whoever killed his friend, Jerry Vincent, and hope that he doesn't fall victim to the same fate. Add in Detective Harry Bosch investigating Vincent's murder, and things are starting to feel intense to say the least.

I enjoyed reading about the crimes in LA from a lawyer's point of view, and how it plays out in court with plenty of scheming and last minute surprises.

Sep 26, 2014

Alan Epstein recommended

Jun 16, 2014

A great read!
Loved it....

Mar 10, 2014

An enjoyable read with typical Connelly twists. Worth taking the time.

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