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Book Review

‘The Gods of Guilt’ by Michael Connelly

Lawyer’s former client turns up dead

One of the best things about immersing yourself in the world of Mickey Haller is his riveting voice. In recounting his ongoing legal and personal adventures and misadventures in the “City of Angels,’’ the defense attorney and central character of Michael Connelly’s popular Lincoln lawyer series maintains a refreshingly straightforward, confiding, engaging tone, and never shies away from revealing his vulnerable moments and uncertainties. Without drifting into a sea of sentimentality, Haller exposes his soft underbelly as a legal eagle, a twice-divorced-yet-hopeful lover, and a dad.

In Connelly’s latest murder mystery, “The Gods of Guilt,” Haller gets pulled into a case when one of his former clients — someone he’s always had a soft spot for — turns up dead.

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