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A superb novel featuring both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer and The Gods of Guilt.

Defence lawyer Mickey Haller has had some problems, but now he’s put all that behind him and is ready to resume his career. Then another lawyer, Vincent, dies, and Haller gets an unexpected windfall: he inherits all Vincent’s clients, putting his stalled career back on track at a stroke.

Not only that, but Vincent had taken on a high-profile and potentially lucrative murder case. It’ll be a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight – and if Mickey can win against the odds, he’ll really be back in the big leagues.

The only problem is the detective handling the case – a certain Harry Bosch – is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent’s clients. Suddenly Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to defend a client successfully who might just be planning to murder him.

Reviews

the real thrill of this compulsive procedural will be seeing the author's two greatest characters united for the first time
TIMES
Connelly ratchets up the tension and delivers twist-filled coutroom scenes.
Simon Shaw, MAIL ON SUNDAY
A superb legal thriller that manages three final twists ...The labyrinthine workings of LA law, bribery and the machinations of the FBI all play a part in a scenario that soon has Mickey in fear of his life. The first line of THE BRASS VERDICT is 'everybody lies', so there are plenty of surprises. And, of course, as a writer of fiction, Connelly proves to be a brilliant liar
EVENING STANDARD
A riveting ride through the LA courthouse system
TIME OUT
Mickey's back in this equally accomplished sequel ... the interplay between Haller and Bosch is as sparky as one could wish for ... So who will [Connelly] feature in his next book: Haller or Bosch? Or both? Who cares if the writing is as energetic as it is here
DAILY EXPRESS
One of Connelly's best ever books, this is an excellently plotted courtroom drama combined with a tense thriller
MORNING STAR
A courtroom drama with only one verdict: Connelly + Bosch + Haller = genius
DAILY RECORD