Sometimes the book is better than the movie. Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old.
All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!
Book: “The Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly (2005)
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.
Movie: “Lincoln Lawyer” Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Josh Lucas, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo and Ryan Phillipe. The Movie will be released in theaters March 18, 2011.