The Gods of Guilt

(Mickey Haller, Bk. 5). 10 CDs. 12 hrs. retail ed. unabridged. Hachette Audio. 2013. ISBN 9781600247262. $40; 10 CDs. library ed. Blackstone Audio; 1 MP3-CD. retail ed.; Playaway digital; digital download. F
Peter Giles capably narrates Mickey Haller's newest case (after The Fifth Witness), which takes him back to a former client he thought he had rescued from prostitution. But the death of the woman known as Glory Days pulls Mickey into a complex world of double crosses and deceit as his attempts to prove the innocence of his new client tie back to his earlier defense of the victim. It is also a story of losses—including his beloved Lincoln, his relationship with his daughter, and a member of his defense team. The romantic subplot may seem superfluous, but that is less memorable and less significant than the author's skillful insider discussions of his defense strategy and the necessary chess-like moves that requires. A strong addition to the series.
VERDICT Highly recommended for mystery and courtroom drama fans. ["Aficionados of legal thrillers and series fans will enjoy Connelly's latest outing," read the review of the Little, Brown hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 11/8/13.]
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