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The Fifth Witness

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Written By: Michael Connelly

Narrated By: Peter Giles

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2011

Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty.

Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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  • Skyler

    Michael Connelly taps into contemporary headlines by using the housing crisis as the basis for this courtroom drama, featuring the Lincoln lawyer himself - Mickey Haller. Underwater homeowner Lisa Trammel is accused of killing the banker handling her foreclosure, and Haller takes on her defense. As with any Connelly book, what initially appears simple turns into the complex. I enjoyed the in-depth accounting of the things a defense team goes through and struggles with in preparing for a jury trial. There's even a very brief cameo by Harry Bosch!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Steve L.

    Not too bad

  • Anonymous

    Enjoyed the suspense of this mystery. It is slow in building but he facts are important, pay attention. Thought I had it figured out a few times . Then Wham What an ending!

  • DFahlstrom

    Connelly is at it again in this 4th book on his Micky Haller character. His crime and courtroom stories are always interesting, with constant twists and turns. These are thinking man's books and this one takes the twists to the final page. Read and and enjoy. I can't wait for his next offering - be it Haller or Bosch ...or both!

  • Connie

    Hmmm, not so good. The best part was the ending. I like the author's books with Harry Bosch in them....much better I think.

  • Cherie LeBlanc

    Interesting but sluggish. A good read, and I do recommend this author.