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The Brass Verdict

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Written By: Michael Connelly

Narrated By: Peter Giles

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2008

Duration: 11 hours 22 minutes


Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.


  • Vicki D

    I loved this book. Great Court room drama. Characters well developed.

  • Karen R

    Loved the book and the courtroom strategy insights, though some of the legal procedural details were questionable. The narrator did a good job reading but tended to speak as if he was a tough street cop, spitting out sarcastic tough-guy comments, even when the narration didn't call for that tone. It was kind of distracting.

  • Kathy DeForest

    A fun read that keeps your interest but doesn't require a lot of thought.

  • Tim Murray

    Some of the best writing and realistic characters since John Grisham. I've seen one movie made from the books, "The Lincoln Lawyer". Narration is also quite good...intoxicating. Make more Haller movies, PLEASE!! 5 stars, all around.

  • Patricia Arnlund

    As with most of his works this one keeps the reader's attention to the end! Very good read...


    Anyone who's into connellys books will enjoy this . It's lengthy but keeps you interested as the plot twists and turns.

  • Judith Bellefleur

    Not my favorite Michael Connelly. Needs better narration.

  • Steve

    Already a Harry Bosch fan, mixing Bosch and Haller was a real treat. Haller is a great character and fills the reader in with detail along with action and suspense. It's one I did not want to put down. He's the kind of attorney you want on your side -- guilty or not. He knows the angles and roots out the most interesting details others overlook.

  • Paddylu

    Anyone who has read the Lincoln Lawyer, should read the Brass Verdict. It is exciting and has many unexpected turns. In my opinion, this is an excellent book.

  • Chad

    Another great book from Michael Connely. Not my favorite one from him but still very good read.