|By (author):||Connelly, Michael|
|Subject:||FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|From The Publisher*||Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heartstopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.|
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can't make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles, all the while looking over his shoulder -- as an officer of the court he is an instant target.
Mickey knows he's been framed. Now, with the help of his trusted team, he has to figure out who has plotted to destroy his life and why. Then he has to go before a judge and jury and prove his innocence.
In his highest stakes case yet, Mickey Haller fights for his life and shows why he is "a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch . . . in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game" (Los Angeles Times).
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Night Fire--|
|Review Quote*||"The Night Fire offers more than a few incendiary surprises."-Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times|
|Review Quote*||"Connelly is the Raymond Chandler of this generation, and readers will be studying his writing methods decades from now. He has created another novel that feels authentic on every level, and the underlying theme of mortality running through the narrative makes everything in the story more urgent."-Jeff Ayers, Associated Press|
|Review Quote*||"There's something for everyone in this jam-packed plot: murder, arson, professional rivalry, salty cop talk and noisy domestic disputes that turn very ugly very quickly. Me, I go for the procedural details: who does what and how things get done from the minute the cops on shift at the Hollywood Division are sent to investigate a murder. Connelly is pretty much the current dean of procedural writers."-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review|
|Review Quote*||"Breathless action...deep character studies...The Night Fire is Connelly's twenty first outing with Bosch, but the author has so much more to show us about him. Only three books in, Ballard has even more fodder for Connelly to uncover. In The Night Fire, Connelly again shows his mission: strong plots and sturdy characters."-Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel|
|Review Quote*||"A virtuoso performance...The Night Fire glows with the instincts and intelligence Bosch and Ballard bring to their pursuit of the truth."-Collette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times|
|Review Quote*||"One of the greatest crime writers of all time...Connelly continues to deliver winner after winner, year in and year out...reading one of his books is an experience unlike anything else the genre has to offer."-Ryan Steck, Crimereads|
|Review Quote*||"Connelly is without peer when it comes to police procedurals, and once again proves that he's the modern master of the form."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)|
|Review Quote*||"Remarkable narrative legerdemain...Not only has Connelly created another fully formed series lead in Renée, who has her own fascinating backstory, but he has also forged a fascinating yin-and-yang relationship between the old school Harry and the unconventional loner Renèe...Master chef Connelly has once again combined familiar ingredients into a new and completely satisfying dish. Connelly is on a roll, with three consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers. Don't bet against number four."-Bill Ott, Booklist (starred review)|