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Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2020
I have read and enjoyed just about every novel Michael Connelly authored, and today I finally reached the end of his latest, THE LAW OF INNOCENCE. I say “finally” because getting to the conclusion of the plot was a long, boring journey, and the least satisfying read of any of his previous works. If you love courtroom drama, this will appeal to your taste. Reading page after page of the back and forth between the prosecution and the defense, with periodic interruptions from the presiding judge, is not what I consider page-turning action. It felt more like Connelly’s intention was to give the reader a tutorial on courtroom procedure. Not a winning effort.
Before leaving this review, I would like to add an observation concerning the author’s obvious political bias. Within the dialogue in the POV of Mickey Haller, Connelly makes several derogatory references toward Donald J. Trump, which illustrates the author’s obvious disdain for the president, certainly not shared by the likes of a character like Haller. A fiction writer myself, I know it is a no-no to show your political bias to your readers. In this instance for certain, it risks alienating at least 50% of them and losing them as readers for future efforts. To be perfectly blunt, I don’t give a rat’s ass what Michael Connelly’s political leanings are, and he should keep that info to himself. I hope the author reads this review.
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