Another blockbuster from Michael Connelly
Happily for his fans, the quality of Michael Connellys‘ writing has not flagged in ‘The Gods of Guilt’. This is a ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ novel as opposed to a ‘Harry Bosch’ novel, and it begins when Mickey Haller receives a text:
“Call me ASAP – 187.” The California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and besides that, Mickey learns the victim was his own former client, he can’t pass it up. This is because he had a soft spot for the prostitute, and thought he had rescued her and put her back on the straight and narrow. 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 which saw a mistake he made result in two deaths, Mickey tries to atone through work and gain his redemption by proving his client innocent.” — provided by publisher
Another raving good read from Connelly, with enough suspense to keep the pages turning right through into the wee small hours. 4.5/5 stars!