The Law of Innocence - Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,687 Ratings


Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back on the job in this heart-stopping thriller from a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author.

“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” —Associated Press

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch . . . in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).

A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick
People Book of the Week Selection


  • Lots of Twists

    By GenoaLinda
    When you think you’ve got the plot and people figured out, the story changes. I’m not a big reader but I stuck with this due to its constant movement.
  • Stick to what you do best

    By GnuDay35
    I have loved every Connelly book until now. Reading good fiction is an escape. I was on board until jury selection. The Trump reference was derogatory and not necessary to the story. Haller making a note of a potential juror being a Trump supporter and therefore not worthy is insulting and just not relevant. Connelly is a successful writer and producer and doesn’t need to pander to the left or right to sell a story.
  • Politics

    By 1BoschFan
    Connelly unfortunately made his political leanings well known and in his attempt to ridicule and demean “Trumpers”, the book became less of a story and more of a political statement. His subtle jabs added nothing to the storyline and was unnecessary. Yes, finished the book and it was okay but then maybe my take is because he tainted the story midway.
  • So consistently great !

    By Dam Proud of it
    Could not put it down ! I expect so much of my lawyer now if I ever need one, so compelling and smart.
  • Great legal manual, poor murder mystery

    By PACURN2011
    I think the author “borrowed” this legal exercise from a real case, then tried to fit a thin and poorly designed murder story to it. The triad is very interesting to read. The murder story itself is preposterous. A lawyer shoots a former client in his own car in his garage for a nine year old debt? Seriously?
  • Fabulous

    By Suzanneetta
    Best book I ever read. Love Haller. Please write more books with Him.
  • Lincoln lawyer does it again

    By Emullen3
    Good book.... follows series well.
  • Thriller

    By STompkins66
    Great book. Exciting to the very end!
  • Excellent!!

    By Shojosmom
    Excellent Read! In true Connelly fashion, kept me on the edge of my seat. Had to ration my reading or I would have finished it in a weekend! Looking forward to the next Mickey Haller adventure! I have read all of the Lincoln Lawyer books and most of the Bosch series, love them all. A huge fan!
  • Weak

    By Memphistonator
    Conelly should keep his political opinions to himself. Fair to midling for the Lincoln lawyer series