The Brass Verdict features defense attorney Mickey Haller. His friend, lawyer Jerry Vincent, is murdered. Mickey inherits all off his cases. This includes the defense of Walter Elliott. A studio head accused of murdering his wife. As Mickey tries to make sense of all 32 cases, he also has to keep an eye out, for whoever killed Jerry, may have him in sight as well. A real page turner.
It’s about selling your case to the jury, and Shami could sell burnt matches. The state’s forensic witness was a lab geek with the personality of a test tube. My witness had hosted a television show called Chemically Dependent.
I heard a low hum of recognition in the courtroom as my big-haired witness made her entrance from the back, holding all eyes as she walked up the center aisle, through the gate and across the proving grounds to the witness stand. She wearing a navy blue suit that fit her curves snugly and accentuated the cascade of blonde curls over her shoulders. Even Judge Stanton seemed infatuated. He asked the courtroom deputy to get her a glass of water before she had even taken the oath. He hadn’t asked the state’s forensic geek if he had wanted jack shit. – location 5331