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THE BRASS VERDICT
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Hardboiled
Connelly essentially tells readers everything that will happen in this book with the title and the first line. But you'll want to find out that "everything" for yourself. Add in two of his most complex characters, Bosch and Haller, who are more closely connected than one of them realizes, and you'll want to dive quickly into this whirlwind of a ride. With his 20th book, Connelly has never been better!
After two years being out of circulation, defense attorney Mickey Haller is ready to put a couple of toes back into the water. But when his former colleague Jerry Vincent is murdered and leaves his practice to Mickey, the murder brings the LAPD and Detective Harry Bosch to Mickey's door.
Mickey and Bosch don't exactly hit it off, but Bosch will do what it takes to find a killer -- even if it means using Mickey in a game he doesn't even realize he's playing until it's almost too late. Then Bosch and Mickey realize the only way to catch the killer is to work together as a team. (LITTLE, BROWN, Oct., 400 pp., $26.99)
Reviewed By: Sandra Garcia-Myers
Publisher: Little, Brown
Published: October 2008