Recommendations based on The Lincoln Lawyerby Michael Connelly

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  1. The Brass Verdict

    by Michael Connelly
    Defense attorney Mickey Haller inherits a high-profile murder case from a colleague, but soon realizes he may be in over his head.

    Since the events of the previous novel, attorney Mickey Haller has spent a year recuperating from his wounds and a subsequent addiction to painkillers. He is called back to the practice of law when ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Fifth Witness

    by Michael Connelly
    A lawyer must defend an innocent man accused of murder, uncovering a complicated web of deceit.

    Haller is called on to defend a long-standing client, Lisa Trammel, when she is suspected of murdering wealthy Mitchell Bondurant. , According to forensic evidence, the victim, who was six-foot-two, ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Reversal

    by Michael Connelly
    A high-profile murder case is retried with a new defense team, uncovering corruption and secrets in the justice system.

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller finds himself recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, new DNA evidence means ... (Goodreads)

  4. Killing Floor

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military cop is thrust into a dangerous criminal underworld to solve the murder of a woman.

    Jack Reacher gets off a Greyhound bus in the town of Margrave, Georgia , because he remembers his brother mentioning that a blues musician named Blind Blake had died there. Much to his surprise, ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Runaway Jury

    by John Grisham
    A jury trial where the jury's decision is up for sale as two sides battle for a multi-million dollar verdict.

    Wendall Rohr and his team of tort lawyers have filed suit on behalf of plaintiff Celeste Wood, whose husband died of lung cancer , against the tobacco company Pynex. The trial is to be held in Biloxi ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Client

    by John Grisham
    A young boy is thrust into a legal battle, as he tries to protect himself and his family.

    Boyd Boyette, a United States Senator from Louisiana, goes missing. Because of his vocal opposition to a proposed major toxic landfill project by a company known to be Mafia-backed, murder is ... (Wikipedia)

  7. One Shot

    by Lee Child
    A former military investigator must solve a murder case in a short period of time.

    In a small Indiana city, a lone gunman in a parking garage calmly fires into a rush-hour crowd in a public plaza, committing a massacre of five apparently random victims with six shots. The shooter ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Street Lawyer

    by John Grisham
    A successful lawyer's life changes when he is held hostage by a homeless man. He becomes a street lawyer, fighting for justice for the underprivileged.

    A homeless man, identifying himself only as "Mister," enters the offices of the powerful Washington D.C. law firm Drake & Sweeney and takes many of the lawyers hostage while angrily demanding ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Hunt for Red October

    by Tom Clancy
    A thrilling adventure of a submarine captain's race against the clock in a thrilling game of cat and mouse.

    During the Cold War ,(the story must be set in 1982, according to the days assigned to the dates in the novel, e.g. Dec. 17 was a Friday only in 1982,1976 and 1971 ) Marko Ramius, a Soviet Navy ... (Wikipedia)

  10. 1st to Die

    by James Patterson
    Four female friends team up to catch a killer preying on newlyweds.

    Four crime-solving friends face off against a killer in San Francisco in the Women's Murder Club novel that started James Patterson's thrilling series. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay ... (Goodreads)

  11. Tripwire

    by Lee Child
    A retired military cop is drawn into a tangled web of intrigue, uncovering a deadly conspiracy.

    The prologue describes Victor Truman "Hook" Hobie's carefully planned escape route in the event of somebody discovering his "really big, well-guarded secret". His "early-warning system" consists of ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Absolute Power

    by David Baldacci
    A power-hungry President, a daring thief and a determined investigator collide in a thrilling tale of manipulation and murder.

    An experienced burglar, Luther Whitney, breaks into a billionaire's house with the intent of robbing it. While there, he witnesses the President of the United States and the billionaire's wife having ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Postmortem

    by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
    Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner, investigates a serial killer in Richmond, Virginia.

    The novel opens as Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, receives an early-morning call from Sergeant Pete Marino, a homicide detective at the Richmond Police ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Kiss the Girls

    by James Patterson
    Detective Alex Cross races against time to stop a serial killer from abducting more victims.

    As a teenage boy in 1975 Boca Raton , Florida , a future serial killer calling himself Casanova kills his first four victims. Elsewhere in 1981 Chapel Hill , North Carolina , another killer calling ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Bourne Identity

    by Robert Ludlum
    An amnesiac assassin must uncover his past and true identity in a deadly search for the truth.

    The preface of the novel consists of two real-life newspaper articles from 1975 about terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known as " Carlos the Jackal ." The story opens with gunfire on a boat in the ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Along Came a Spider

    by James Patterson
    A detective races against time to solve a kidnapper's twisted game.

    What have we got? A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school ... (Goodreads)

  17. Patriot Games

    by Tom Clancy
    A former CIA analyst must protect his family from domestic terrorists, while thwarting a major international conspiracy.

    A kidnapping attempt on the Prince and Princess of Wales and their infant son occurs at the Mall in London . The attack is orchestrated by members of the Ulster Liberation Army , an ideologically ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The Bone Collector

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A detective and a forensic specialist race against time to stop a serial killer.

    Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics – until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging ... (Goodreads)

  19. Wild Fire

    by Nelson DeMille
    John Corey investigates a series of arson attacks in Long Island, leading him to a dangerous conspiracy.

    Welcome to the Custer Hill Club—a men’s club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America’s most powerful business leaders, military men, and government ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Neon Rain

    by James Lee Burke
    A detective's search for justice in a crime-ridden city, uncovering long-buried truths.

    While fishing on a back country bayou New Orleans Police Department officer Dave Robicheaux finds a body. Robicheaux, once a U.S. Army infantry lieutenant who fought in the Vietnam War , , becomes ... (Wikipedia)

  21. 11/22/63

    by Stephen King
    A time-traveler attempts to prevent the assassination of JFK.

    Jake Epping is a recently divorced high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine , earning extra money teaching a GED class. Epping gives an assignment to his adult students, asking them to ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Alienist

    by Caleb Carr
    A gripping murder-mystery set in 19th century New York, exposing the dark underbelly of the city.

    Narrated from the first-person perspective of John Moore, a crime reporter for, The New York Times, , the novel begins on January 8, 1919, the day that Theodore Roosevelt is buried. Moore has dinner ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Gorky Park

    by Martin Cruz Smith
    A thrilling murder mystery, set in the Soviet Union, uncovering secrets and conspiracies.

    The story follows Arkady Renko , a chief investigator for the Moscow militsiya , who is assigned to a case involving three corpses found in Gorky Park , an amusement park in Moscow. The victims - two ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Clear and Present Danger

    by Tom Clancy
    CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a covert war against drug cartels in Colombia, leading to a dangerous mission to stop the violence.

    The President of the United States , who is running for reelection, finds a fierce opponent in Ohio Governor J. Robert Fowler, who has rallied the American public behind his administration's failures ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The First Rule

    by Robert Crais
    A detective story of a private investigator on the hunt for justice and redemption.

    When Frank Meyer and his family are executed in their home, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Sentry

    by Robert Crais
    A private investigator uncovers a deadly conspiracy while investigating a missing persons case.

    Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina; but now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his ... (Goodreads)

  27. Tell No One

    by Harlan Coben
    A man's quest to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of his wife, uncovering a deeper mystery.

    For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night ... (Goodreads)

  28. Last Man Standing

    by David Baldacci
    An ex-CIA agent's mission to reveal a powerful conspiracy and keep his family safe.

    Web London and the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team are sent down an alley for a surprise attack on a drug dealer's lair. As they move with stealth precision towards the target, they are ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Simple Truth

    by David Baldacci
    A legal thriller involving a murder mystery, a wrongful conviction and the search for justice.

    Twenty five years ago, Rufus Harms was convicted of a murder he believes he committed. But when his memory is jogged by a letter from the army, he has a shocking realization: he's not guilty. From ... (Goodreads)

  30. The General's Daughter

    by Nelson DeMille
    A murder investigation of a general's daughter leads to uncovering dark secrets of the military.

    Captain Ann Campbell is a West Point graduate, the daughter of legendary General "Fighting Joe" Campbell. She is the pride of Fort Hadley until, one morning, her body is found naked and bound on the ... (Wikipedia)