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The Gods of Guilt

A Novel
Connelly, Michael (Large Print - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Gods of Guilt


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Defense attorney Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. 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, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.
Authors: Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Title: The gods of guilt
a novel
[text (large print)]
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition First edition.
Characteristics: 595 pages (large print) ;,25 cm.
Large print
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Defense attorney Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. 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, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.
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ISBN: 9780316069496
0316069493
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Report This Apr 01, 2014
  • schillea8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another great book with the Lincoln Lawyer- twists and turns!

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  • 23305013033655 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

He just gets better and better.

Report This Mar 17, 2014
  • RichardPaul rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The gods of guilt ---- by Micheal Connelly - C- 2014 ---- Great story! ---- Mr. Connelly did some house cleaning and has me waiting for the next story. The new storyline should be really interesting. ----- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 3-17-2014) Five Stars!!

Another must read from Micheal Connelly! He has to keep them coming. I have a hard time putting down his books!

Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • Birdwatcher rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not his best but still a cut above most thrillers.

Report This Feb 13, 2014
  • QED rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very entertaining book and time well spent. Court room drama at it's best!

Report This Feb 08, 2014
  • ebenster rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Been reading Michael Connolly from the time he was first published and all his novels since as they came out which testifies to my enthusiasm for his work. The last two Harry Bosch novels and the penultimate Haller novel were a bit of a disappointment to me but not a big deal. This latest Haller novel, however, is just not good (which seems more of an outrage to me when I like the author). Exposition of legal terms and procedures is not an adequate substitute for character and plot. (Not to mention that years of legal procedural novels and TV shows have many of us believing we could try a case.) His usual characters are cardboard, which compares favorably to the client and victim, both of which have the substance of tissue paper. What flesh there is on Haller’s bones is the literary equivalent of adipose tissue. His endless internal monologues about his profession are less existential crisis than Oprah. (OMG I represent repeat offenders!) You want to say quit your job or quit whining. Also quit groveling and tell your spoiled brat that you’ll give up your job as soon as she’s ready to give up her lifestyle. Because she clearly has no problem spending blood money on equestrian events. On the other hand, his conversations with his (cardboard) mentor are equally distasteful. The holy grail is not a defendant’s constitutional rights; it’s acquittal. Because the guilty are glad to give him lots of money to get off. Which is fine but the notion that this makes Haller saintly is bizarre. It’s hard to vest in the plot because there’s no real emotion from the protagonist or other key players. Haller doesn’t seem to care that Gloria was murdered because he’s in such a snit that he’d been used. (Actually that’s kind of how I’m feeling about the author right now.) Even the villains, usually the more interesting characters, are dull. Bad cops? Corrupt legal system? What a surprise! So, no, I don’t recommend it. If you haven’t read the first three Haller novels, I recommend them with all my heart. Ditto Harry Bosh novels, from Black Echo to Nine Dragons.

Report This Jan 13, 2014
  • harrybosch rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not exactly Connelly's best, but still an improvement over The Black Box and The Drop. Definitely up there with The Reversal and Fifth Witness in the Mickey Haller series. Looking forward to another HB case in 2014.

Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • JanetReinh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Always a great writer...this is one of his bests. Lots of plot twists and great characters.

Report This Jan 11, 2014
  • vemerson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Before starting The Gods of Guilt, make sure that you have a defibrillator handy. It takes a while to set up the story, but Connelly helps the reader wallow in uncertainty along with Mickey Haller. Don't pass the halfway point if you have other commitments at home or work.

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Report This Apr 01, 2014
  • schillea8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Everybody has a jury, the voices they carry inside. Earl Briggs sits on my jury, Gloria Dayton, too. They are there with Katie and Sandy, my mother, my father, and soon Legal Siegel as well. Those I have loved and those I have hurt. Those who bless me and those who haunt me. My gods of guilt. Every day I carry on and I carry them close. Every day I step into the well before them and I argue my case.”

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