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The Fifth Witness

10/05/2011

The Fifth WitnessMichael Connelly has written another volume in the Mickey Haller series entitled The Fifth Witness.  Mickey Haller is a defence attorney in Los Angeles. His office is the back of a Lincoln Town Car. (The series is sometimes called The Lincoln Lawyer series.)

Business has been slow and Mickey has been forced to accept cases defending people who are about to lose their houses to foreclosure. One of his foreclosure clients is accused of murder when the banker she was dealing with is killed...

Mickey is back in the swing of things, doing what he does best: defending clients accused of murder. The novel moves at a brisk pace, and Connelly is adept with plot twists. His descriptions of Los Angeles give you a real sense of the city. Like most of his other novels, I found I was putting off other things and keeping my nose in the book to see what happened at the end.
 

Reviewed by Michael Murphy, OPL librarian and the vice-president of Capital Crime Writers.