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Giveaway: The Lincoln Lawyer

January 23, 2011

Have you heard that they’ve made a movie version of Michael Connelly‘s book, The Lincoln Lawyer?  I haven’t read the book yet, but Carl has and he really enjoyed it.  I plan to have it read before the movie comes out on March 18th, so I’ll be ready to see it.  When I told Carl that Matthew McConaughey will be playing Mickey Haller, he said he thinks he’s a great choice for the role.  Some others in the movie are Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, and John Leguizamo.

Here’s a synopsis of the book from the publisher’s web site:

This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery – as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called “today’s Dostoevsky of crime literature.”

Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s 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 high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s 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 face-to-face 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.

You can read an excerpt here, see the trailers and some pictures from the movie here, and visit the Facebook page here.  I hope you’re as excited about this movie as I am, because I have a great giveaway for you!

The great folks at Hachette Books are allowing me to giveaway 5 movie posters and 5 mass market copies of THE LINCOLN LAWYER!  To enter to win one of five books and movie posters of THE LINCOLN LAWYER by Michael Connelly, simply fill out this entry form.  Contest is open for those with a US or Canadian mailing address only (no PO boxes please).  I will use to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Tuesday, February 1, 2011.   Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.  Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2011 12:03 pm

    I don’t need entered, but I loved this book.

  2. January 23, 2011 1:08 pm

    I haven’t read this one yet. I usually like to read the book before I watch the movie.

  3. January 23, 2011 1:36 pm

    I have yet to read this, but it sounds good. Interesting cast for the movie as well- lots of big names

  4. January 23, 2011 2:21 pm

    Ooh looks like a good one.

  5. January 23, 2011 5:10 pm

    I so want the book, just for the cover! Then I’d need a bib to go with it… Y’know, to catch the drool… 😉

  6. Laura H. permalink
    January 23, 2011 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. January 23, 2011 8:25 pm

    It’s been a really long time since I went through a phase of reading legal thrillers, but this sounds like a good fun read.

  8. January 23, 2011 11:37 pm

    I loved this book too and I’m looking forward to the movie. While at the theater last week I saw a preview and it looks terrific.

  9. January 24, 2011 10:09 am

    Somehow I missed this book although I love legal thrillers. Have my fingers crossed that I’ll win.

  10. January 24, 2011 6:47 pm

    It sounds like a great book/movie, and what a great bunch of actors all in one movie. 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway Kathy – I entered!!

  11. January 25, 2011 10:36 am

    No need to enter me, doll. I’m dropping in to let you know I’ve got this up at West of Mars Win a Book. And yes, I’m still poking fun at you for the last one…

  12. ashley permalink
    January 25, 2011 4:39 pm

    The Lincoln Lawyer movie looks good! Hope it is as good as the book. I can’t wait to see Matthew McConaughey play Mickey Haller, I hope they make a Harry Bosch movie next!

  13. Teri permalink
    January 26, 2011 1:53 pm

    Haven’t read this one but the movie trailer sure does look good!

  14. January 27, 2011 4:18 pm

    I just purchased this book last week. I was having lunch with a friend of mine and I was telling her about the movie. We decided we both need to read the book and then need to see the movie. I’m excited to see the film and hope the book is good too! I didn’t enter the giveaway since I just purchased the book but wish all of the entrants good luck!

  15. January 27, 2011 6:16 pm

    Thanks so much for the contest!! the book sounds so great!! I hope i win because the 2nd is my birthday! Keeping fingers crossed!!!


  16. Steve permalink
    February 2, 2011 7:30 pm

    Lincoln Lawyer looks good. A time to kill was his second best role so far behind dazed and confused. Definitely think I will check this one out!

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