Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. After three years working on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel. The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992. Since then he has published over 13 Harry Bosch novels, and an array of novels, including thrillers. The Lincoln Lawyer, Connelly's first-ever legal thriller and his 16th novel, was published in 2005, where we're introduced to Mickey Haller, an L.A. defence attorney. The Overlook, Michael's 18th novel, was originally serialized in the NY times before being published in 2007. Connelly's books have been translated in 35 languages and won a variety of awards and prizes. Michael lives with his family in Florida.
Mickey Haller takes the case of a Hollywood lawyer who's been murdered--and discovers that the killer is now after him. With a ten-city tour. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Bestseller Connelly delivers one of his most intricate plots to date in his 20th book, a beautifully executed crime thriller. When L.A. lawyer Mickey Haller, last seen in The Lincoln Lawyer (2005), inherits the practice and caseload of a fellow defense attorney, Jerry Vincent, who's been murdered, the high-profile double-homicide case against famed Hollywood producer Walter Elliot, accused of shooting his wife and her alleged lover, takes top priority. As Haller scrambles to build a defense, he butts heads with LAPD Det. Harry Bosch, the stalwart hero of Connelly's long-running series (The Black Echo, etc.), who's working Vincent's murder. When Haller realizes that the Elliot affair is bigger than simply a jealous husband killing his cheating wife, he and Bosch grudgingly agree to work together to solve what could be the biggest case in both their careers. Bosch might have met his match in the wily Haller, and readers will delight in their sparring. 10-city author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.