The Lincoln Lawyer

Recently I read The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly, on the strength of an enthusiastic review in the Boston Globe last year. I was not disappointed.

Maybe the Globe review explained the title, but if so I didn’t remember. Is the lawyer from Nebraska? Is he somehow connected to Abraham Lincoln? No, it’s just that he drives Lincolns — and yes, that is relevant to the story. Anyway, this novel has a dramatic plot, with several major twists, which may not be as effective as Jeffery Deaver’s but are still exciting. Most important, however, is Connelly’s character development, focusing on the protagonist, who starts out seeming to be nothing but a sleazy, win-at-all-costs defense attorney.

He turns out to be much more complex than that.

You’ll have to read the book to find out how.

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