When you’re among the best, millions of readers eagerly await your next book, and critics are ready to destroy your reputation if you deliver a less-than-excellent story.
As they say, it’s harder to stay on top than to get there. With The Fifth Witness, Connelly has nothing to worry about. He can still keep his throne and reputation intact. This is one of the most complete novels in all aspects. The prose is meticulous, sharp as a scalpel, and holds every thread of the story tightly together.
Jacques Filippi, House of Crime and Mystery Michael Connelly returns with a case that brings Mickey Haller, the limousine lawyer, face to face with the privileged world of banking and foreclosure activity and will hold your breath.
In The Fifth Witness focuses almost exclusively on what goes on within the walls of the courtroom, but with an emphasis on the give-and-take game between the prosecutor, defense attorney, judge and jury, a complex mix of personalities and legal strategies.
Connelly’s narrative is particularly rich. Mickey Haller walks us through the entire story in real time, noting his gaffes and bragging about his quick improvisations. It doesn’t hurt that the plot is spicy, either: a woman Haller represented in a lawsuit against the bank trying to take her house is accused of killing the foreclosure banker.
Autor: Michael Connelly
Anul aparitiei: 2.020
Luna aparitiei: 11
Tip coperta: Cartonata
Numar de pagini: 520
Format: 130 x 200
Cod de bare: 9786060064282