Seems like it’s impossible for Mr. Connelly to write a bad book. “The Gods of Guilt” is one of his best. Once again, ethically-suspect Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) is back at work with an impossible case, a new love (?) and personal problems up the wazoo … not to mention someone is trying kill him.
Mickey Haller gets a 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.
One of the joy of Connelly’s books are the full fledged secondary characters that pop up and weave in and out his stories. Another part of his brilliance, even though his books have continuing characters, who overlap into different series, you can pick up any one of his books, and feel right at home.