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Monday—The Reading Corner—The Lincoln Lawyer & The Good Fight

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I just finished these 2 books!


The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly  ★★★★

I enjoy crime novels; the more complicated the plot, the better.  This was the first Michael Connelly novel I've read and the first one featuring the fictional character, defense attorney, Mickey Haller.  Before I go any further, I have to tell the lawyer joke that is in the book:

Q.  What's the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?  A.  One's a scum-sucking bottom dweller and the other's a fish.  (Yeah, it's funny until you need a good lawyer.)

The characters in this book have a sense of humor about their work in the legal system.  The story takes place in L.A., and Mick Haller is the kind of guy who will defend anybody as long as the defendant can afford his fee.

This book actually helped me understand why criminal defense lawyers defend people who are accused of heinous crimes.  The presumption of innocence is the foundation of a fair and just system of laws as defined by our found…