Actually, he has been captivating audiences since he picked up his pen and started weaving his tales. He has a series of books featuring tough guy Bosch, a cop who is as interesting as he is complicated. He later began a series featuring Mickey Haller, an equally complicated lawyer. The first Haller book introduces him as a maverick attorney, working out of his Lincoln town car. His courtroom tricks generally work for him, and he builds quite a reputation. To add to the fun, we find that he is Harry Bosch's half brother, and they pop up occasionally in each other's story.
Connelly does a good job maturing Mickey as the series progresses, and his most recent book, Gods Of Guilt, finds him a bit more serious. He is still surrounded with interesting characters. His ex-wife Lorna acts as his receptionist, and her huge husband Cisco is his investigator. The interaction between them is fun to be a part of and helps lighten some tense moments.
This book starts with him getting a text that draws him into a murder case. Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client Gloria, a prostitute he thought he had rescued. He realizes that he has to take the case when the accused, Andre La Cosse explains that she had told him to go to Mickey if he ever got in trouble. Andre designs web sites for call girls and often sets up dates for them and collects fees.
The investigation leads to some startling truths, and the court scenes are classic Michael Connelly. I always hate getting to the last page of a Mickey Haller book because I know it will be too long before I see him again.
Publisher - Little, Brown and Company
Date of Publication - December 2, 2013