Series: Mickey Haller, Book 5
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Narrator: Peter Giles
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense"
I get excited whenever a new Michael Connelly book comes out. That excitement is only slightly dampened when it's not a Harry Bosch book (sorry Mickey but Bosch is my man). I think it's because I tend to enjoy the detective novel more than a courtroom drama. Don't get me wrong though, Bosch does a terrific job with the courtroom drama and The Gods of Guilt is no exception. I think one of my favorite things about Mickey Haller is that he doesn't represent the "good guys." He's a defense lawyer so his clients are not always great people. In fact, they're usually pretty bad people and his client here is no exception. Connelly is also excellent at blurring that line and making his good guys not so good and the bad guys a little good to where everybody has grey hats. And that makes all his writing that more intriguing.
In addition, Peter Giles is a terrific narrator for this series.