Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the farflung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers theyre all on Mickey Hallers client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, its about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes its even about justice...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 highpaying client in years. It is a defense attorneys dream, what they call a franchise case. 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 facetoface 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.