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the gods of guilt

Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case - the murder of a former client.

Mickey Haller gets the text, 'Call me ASAP - 187,' and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.

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What the reviewers are saying about The Gods of Guilt

'Plenty of drama, danger, and suspense in this gem of a legal thriller.' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'A gripping novel, both in the courtroom and outside of it, and a testament to the melancholy maturing of Mickey Haller.' - Booklist (starred review)

'There's very little to say in this review, other than to applaud an author's sharp writing, his wonderful courtroom dialogue and his insanely well crafted storytelling – it's what you expect from Michael Connelly and he doesn't disappoint. ... Highly recommended.' - Milo's Rambles

'Connelly is a seasoned, talented writer who expertly draws the reader into the drama that unfolds. Reveals, surprises, and shocks keep you riveted and entertained, wondering what will happen in the name of justice.' - The Mystery Site

'Michael Connelly writes so exquisitely that every reader has the sense they are part of the events taking place. The characters and story are so realistically portrayed that you find yourself sitting in the courtroom four rows back taking notes and watching as Mickey Haller makes his case.' - Mary Gramlich: The Reading Reviewer

'Thanks to Mickey's complexities, the Lincoln Lawyer series keeps getting better. I think this is the best one yet' - Washington Post

'One of the best things about immersing yourself in the world of Mickey Haller is his riveting voice.' - Boston Globe

'It's almost become a cliché for me to add that each novel shows why Connelly continues to be one of the best – and most consistent – living crime writers. The Gods of Guilt hands down that verdict again.' - The Sun Sentinel

'In this book, Connelly certainly sets himself a challenge. And he meets it.' - New York Daily News'

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