Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller.After two years of wrong turns,Haller is ready to go back to the court room.When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered,Haller inherits his biggest case yet;the defense of Walter Elliot,a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover.But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time,he learns that Vincent’s killer amybe coming for him next.Enter Detective’s Harry Botch.Determined to find Vincent’s killer,he is not opposed to using Haller as bait.But as danger mounts and the stakes rise,these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.
TITLE: THE BRASS VERDICT
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY
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Who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife Jo and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his word processor.Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake.Despite these dreams,or perhaps because of them,Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs,the Noonans isolated summer home.He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on it’s surface,but much changed underneath-held in the grip of a powerful millionaire,Max Devore,who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose:to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother.As Mike is drawn into their struggles as he falls in loved with both of them,he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs,now the site of ghostly visitations,ever escalating nightmares,and the sudden recovery of his writing ability.What are the forces that have been unleashed here-and what do they want of Mike Noonan?
TITLE: BAG OF BONES
AUTHOR: STEPHEN KING
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The 60-year-old Swedish detective unofficially pursues a baffling case that’s part mystery part spy thriller.At the 75th birthday party of Hakan Von Enke (the “troubled man” of the title) Von Enke,a retired Swedish naval commander,tells Wallander about a 1980 incident involving an unidentified submarine that”invaded Swedish territorial waters”.Von Enke was about to fire depth charges to bring the sub to the surface when higher -ups ordered him to abort.A few days after Von Enke confides in the detective,he disappears;shortly after,his wife goes missing as well.As Wallander’s quest for the truth leads him back to the era of cold war espionage,Mankell (firewall)deftly interweaves the problems of Swedish society with personal challenges on one man trying to understand what happened and why.
TITLER: THE TROUBLED MAN
AUTHOR: HENNING MANKELL
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Mitch Mc Deere,the appealing hero,is a poor kid whose only assets are a first-class mind,a Harvard law degree,and a beautiful,loving wife.When a Memphis law firm makes him an offer he really can’t refuse,he trades his old Nissan for a new BMW,his cramped apartment for a house in the best part of town,and puts in long hours finding tax shelters for Texans who’d rather pay a lawyer than the IRS.Nothing criminal about that.He’d be set for life,if only associates at the firm didn’t have a funny habit of dying,and FBI wasn’t trying to get Mitch to turn his colleagues in.
TITLE: THE FIRM
AUTHOR: JOHN GRISHAM
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A spate of teenage suicides appear to be taking place in rural Warwickshire.DI Lorraine Fisher must find out whether they’re suicide or murder.Five years previously,nineteen-year-old Simon Hawkeswell hung himself at his family home.He had had the perfect life,and seemed to have the perfect future ahead of him.As the years pass,the reasons behind his death remain a mystry.Present day,and Simon’s parents and his local community remain haunted by his death and by the spate of ‘sympathetic’ suicides among teenagers in the area that followed.But this is all over now-or is it : a question that becomes particularly relevant when a young homeless man killed in a freak motorbike accident,and the authorities find a suicide note in his belongings.Can this be the beginning of more suicides?Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just arrived to stay with her sister in rural Warwickshire.The atmosphere within the house is tense and edgy:Lorraine’s sister Jo is having an extra-marital affair and her teenage son,Freddie,seems troubled and uncommunicative.A second homeless lad takes his own life,this time on the railway tracks outside the village.And when Freddie disappears,Lorraine knows she must act quickly if she’s to ascertain whether the teenage deaths are suicide-murder.And if she’s to find Freddie,before it’s too late.
TITLE: BEFORE YOU DIE
AUTHOR: SAMANTHA HAYES
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