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The Fifth Witness (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) (edição: 2016)

de Michael Connelly (Autor)

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Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too, and he's certain he's on the right trail.… (mais)
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Título:The Fifth Witness (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)
Autores:Michael Connelly (Autor)
Informação:Grand Central Publishing (2016), Edition: Reissue, 624 pages
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The Fifth Witness de Michael Connelly

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Great series. Where did my review go. I love this series! ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
Reviewing a [a:Michael Connelly|12470|Michael Connelly|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1539114448p2/12470.jpg] novel almost feels unfair. His books sail along so smoothly, so seemingly effortlessly, and they are of such a high quality, that it's easy to take for granted how hard that is to actually pull off consistently. Compared with many other mainstream mystery authors, Connelly is just such a pro. I don't think this particular novel is his best (the courtroom machinations started to drag a bit, for me, at some point), but it's still at the very top of the genre in general. ( )
  RandyRasa | Oct 25, 2020 |
a pretty good story, but terribly pedantic, too too many little things explained, wholly unlike other Connellys. (I'm thinking written, mostly, by someone or something else. Really.) But, the story's picked up, fast read. ( )
  tmph | Sep 13, 2020 |
Courtroom drama. The majority of this case takes place in the courtroom, where Lisa Trammel is on trial for the murder of a foreclosure company executive. Lisa is in the process of fighting foreclosure on her own home, and is represented in this by Mickey Haller. Haller, a criminal defense attorney, took on foreclosure clients to help boost his cases when criminal cases became a bit scarce. But in the case of Trammel, he got both criminal and civil.

The executive was hit on the head three times while in his parking garage. The first blow was enough to have killed him. Haller has been a defense attorney long enough to know that it's wise not to ask the client if she did it. Easier to put on a defense if you don't know when your client might be lying on the stand. In spite of his basic cynicism - he tends to believe all of his clients are guilty - over time he begins to question this belief, even comes around to thinking maybe she really is innocent.

Helping him along this line is the presence of a plausible alternative murderer - a "straw man". He begins his defense building a case against this alternative murderer, but unlike Perry Mason, he has no intention of actually proving that person's guilt. It is enough to suggest it strongly, with enough evidence to create reasonable doubt.

Trammel is a problem client. From the beginning, when she was just a foreclosure client, she has been trouble. She calls and comes by constantly, whines about her case, goes into hysterics at the drop of a legal form. Haller begins to think he has an innocent client whom he dislikes.

The courtroom drama is entertaining and informative. Connelly seems to have as good a handle on legal ins and outs as he does on the homicide squad in his novels featuring police detective Harry Bosch. To me, however, Haller is not nearly as well fleshed out as Bosch. I have come to know Bosch inside and out and have a clear picture of him in my head. I can't come up with a clear one of Haller, and I don't feel as much for him. The Lincoln Lawyer series is engrossing enough but is much lighter than the Bosch series. Perhaps I just like the dark better. ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
So this was a really great installment of the Lincoln Lawyer series. Sometimes Connelly gets a little too meta for me though (talking about Matthew McConaughey and who would play Mickey Haller in a movie starring him) but that wasn't too annoying for me. I think the biggest reason I can gush about this one, is that if you read this and "The Gods of Guilt" back to back the development or spiraling of Haller's character was wonderful to read. We also get a pop up of Bosch in this one. Seriously though, he sounds even more anti-social and just odd in the Haller books.

"The Fifth Witness" is dealing with Haller a bit down in his luck. He had to start looking for income elsewhere and has now taken on an associate to help him with foreclosure cases. When a client of his (who is a pain in the ass) is arrested for the murder of a banker that she blames for her losing her house.

Ohh yeah. So I loved that Connelly takes about the foreclosure crisis in America. It was insane to me when I was reading about what was going on. People being approved for loans they 100 percent could not afford all without realizing that due to many of them doing an adjustable mortgage that they would have to pay hundreds of dollars more than they planned. I liked that Haller was going in as a crusader about it and also being straight forward that all he is doing is buying his clients some time, cause they are going to lose their homes.

Haller was really good in this one. He has a new driver (Rojas) and is turning a new page in his relationship with his ex (Maggie) and his daughter. They seem to almost be a family again and Haller really wants them back. With this new murder case he is once again seen as the bad guy cause he's a defense lawyer.

I don't get that though. Everyone is entitled to a defense in this country, I don't get why anyone acts like defense lawyers are garbage. We all going to pretend that there have not been many men who have wrongfully been incarcerated in this country? I really did enjoy Haller's "The Lincoln Lawyer" because it does show Haller having to deal with the fact that a client of his is innocent and the guilt he feels because he was going through his usual motions for that case.

I did love that Haller called out Maggie about her wanting to be with him, but wanting him to do something different cause she's a prosecutor. Haller comes at a turning point in his career in this one due to wanting to do what he can to be with his family. I did hate a love (not really) scene between Haller and Maggie cause it made me cringe inside. Haller also justifying doing something illegal to Maggie made me want to pound my head. What I love is that he justifies verbally but knows he is full of crap.

Haller's client Lisa Trammel is an asshole. Seriously. I can't even imagine having to deal with her. I was the least surprised person by things revealed to us as readers later. But that's because I think Connelly showed his hand there a little bit.

We also get recurring characters in this one. We have Lorna, Cisco (I can't even spell his last name) Maggie, Hayley, and also Bosch.

I did love the legal explanations for things. And also how Connelly shows the timeline in his books. Trials are not these things that just pop up and happen in a week. You get to see Haller and company run down witnesses and evidence. And I loved how Haller has to choose what to push and pull on depending on the witnesses involved.

The flow was really good in this one. I liked how Haller just didn't back down on doing what he had to for his client, even though she drove him up the wall.

The ending was fantastic. I cracked up at what happens and it looks like we get an exciting new chapter for Haller to look forward to. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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With The Fifth Witness it’s beginning to seem that Connelly can do no wrong. This latest novel is as shamelessly entertaining as its predecessors, with the customary skilful plotting even more burnished.

As well as making some telling points about the world we live in this is a reminder that in the crime fiction stakes Connelly is comfortably in the upper bracket.
 
“With me, it’s don’t ask, don’t tell,” Mickey tells the starry-eyed Bullock, who wonders why this junkyard dog never asks his client if she’s innocent. Though the answer isn’t as mysterious as you might like, the courtroom scenes—thrust, parry, struggle for every possible advantage—are grueling enough for the most exacting connoisseur of legal intrigue.
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Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too, and he's certain he's on the right trail.

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