(From the publisher):
Mickey Haller has fallen on hard times. Criminal defense in Los Angeles has virtually dried up, and with paying clients few and far between, he has to expand his business into forclosure defense. But just when Mickey thinks criminal court is in his rearview mirror, one of his new clients is accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
For Mickey, it's back to what he does best-at the center of a case that has attracted massive media attention. He puts his team into high gear to exonorate Lisa Trammel, dispite what seems to be a mountain of evidence against her, a take-no-prisoners prosecutor, and his own suspicions that his client is guilty.
Soon Haller's digging reveals that the murdered banker was involved in dirty dealings of his own, pointing to a conspiracy with millions of dollars at stake. When two professional thugs put Mickey in the hospital, he knows he's on the right trail. Dispite the danger, Haller rallies to mount the best defense of his career in a trial with as many switchbacks as there are seats in the jury.
Original title: The Fifth Witness
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense