The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (2008)
If you’ve read Michael Connelly’s other mystery books, you’ll understand the characters from previous novels. This is the first Michael Connelly book I’ve read and it didn’t matter that I did not know the characters from his other books.
You’ll immediately think of the O.J. trial in LA. The opening line on page 3 is the book’s theme: “Everybody lies. Cops lie. Lawyers lie. Witnesses lie. The victims lie. The trial is a contest of lies.” The book offers interesting insights into a lawyer’s mind. The Brass Verdict has an easy writing style and is fun at the end when all the characters in the plot merge.