February 25, 2024

Super Series Sunday: The Law of Innocence & Resurrection Walk

(Lincoln Lawyer #6 & #7) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday picks are The Law of Innocence, the sixth book and Resurrection Walk, the seventh book in the Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly. 

"A trial often comes down to who is a better storyteller, the prosecution or the defense." ~ 44%

And what a story author Michael Connelly told in The Law of Innocence. This book of the series, now adapted to Netflix, features the most important trial of defense attorney Mickey Haller's life. It will make or break his career. His life literally depends on the verdict. Why? Because Mickey is the accused this time and he is defending himself in the courtroom.

Let me back up. Mickey is out celebrating yet another victory when he leaves the bar and pulls out of a parking garage. Within seconds, he is pulled over by police, who find a dead body in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder, slapped with an impossible-to-pay bail and forced to build his defense from his jail cell.

Every part of The Law of Innocence was intriguing. The arrest, the jury selection, the bail process, opening and closing statements, witness testimony, evidence, discovery, the burden of proof, the criminal defense system and the inner workings of a legal defense team. My head was spinning and my fingers frantically turning the ePages on my Kindle Signature Paperwhite. Just wow!

The Lincoln Lawyer was on his Matlock shit with this one; I loved every page of it! 

"It was going to be do-or-die time very soon." ~ pg. 359

Resurrection Walk brings Mickey Haller back to the streets of taking long shot cases. He is overwhelmed with pleas to defend the wrongfully convicted. He enlists the help of his famous half-brother, Harry Bosch, to weed through the requests and find a needle in the haystack. The case that stands out is a woman in prison for killing her husband, a sheriff's deputy, maintaining her innocence.

I love the Haller-Bosch dream team! Opposite sides of the track working together toward a common goal of justice. Their work ethic is so different yet complements the other. However, Resurrection Walk was too predictable. It was a weak follow-up to The Law of Innocence. I expected more oomph! 

Author: Michael Connelly
Published: November 2020
Pages: 400
Edition: eBook
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

Author: Michael Connelly
Published: October 2023
Pages: 405
Edition: Hardcover
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 🖤 🖤 

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