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March 24, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

I recently read The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, a novel about a criminal-defense lawyer in Los Angeles who works out of his Lincoln Town Car. He is hired to represent a rich young man accused of beating a woman he met in a bar. Complications ensue, some of them improbable. The author seems to have a general knowledge of the criminal justice system, but when a trial finally takes place, he writes a little bit like a non-lawyer not completely familiar with the rules, some of them self-imposed, that lawyers follow when questioning witnesses on the stand. The book offers little development of character. It is a quick book to read, despite its length, and could be described as a page turner.

Having read the book, I don't feel interested in seeing the movie. Maybe I'll watch it some day when it is on television.

Paperback, amazon.com

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