Book and Movie Poster Giveaway: Michael Connelly’s THE LINCOLN LAWYER

Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer is coming to the big screen March 18, 2011 and the generous folks at Hachette are letting me give away five copies of the tie-in paperbacks with Matthew McConaughey, who plays Mickey Haller, on the cover. Each winner will also get a copy of the movie poster.

Lincoln Lawyer is a tight legal thriller that introduces Haller, who has gone on to be a popular character in other Connelly novels, including ones with Harry Bosch. If you haven’t read any of the books, here’s the description:

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.

Besides McConaughey, the movie’s stellar cast includes Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and John Leguizamo.

To enter:

  • be a subscriber, Twitter follower, or Facebook fan (no, I’m not trying to bump up my numbers; I just want to give something back to those who support this site in some way)
  • leave a comment about what kind of business you’d have if you had to run it out of your car
  • have a U.S. or Canada address (or someone with same who would forward you the books)

Giveaway ends next Thursday Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. PST. Winners will be randomly selected then announced here, on Facebook and Twitter. I won’t be notifying you personally so please check back to see if you’ve won. Any prize(s) not claimed within 48 hours will be given to alternate winner(s).

Let’s hear what you’d do in the backseat of your car!

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11 Comments

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    Jenn
    February 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

    No needto enter me, I have the book. I really enjoyed it a couple years ago and didn’t realize they were making a movie!

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    Kathy P
    February 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Would love to win!

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    Greg Horstmann
    February 3, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I would run a seasonal courier service that would deliver snow shovels, charcoal, beer, leaf rakes.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      February 4, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Hi Greg, if I remember correctly, you were one of my winners in my very first giveaway—Benjamin Button programs from the L.A. premiere—a month after I started my blog a little over two years ago. Thanks for sticking with me this long!

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        Greg Horstmann
        February 4, 2011 at 5:57 am

        That’s me! The collector’s piece is really nice. I follow you daily! Reviews, news, etc. Love the site.

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          Pop Culture Nerd
          February 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

          Wow. That means a lot, and encourages me to keep going. Thanks again, Greg.

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    Jann
    February 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Easy, I’d run my much dreamed of catering business!

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    Judy
    February 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    An internet business. Email’s all that’s needed 😀

    Am following on twitter @headlessfowl.

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    Marjorie
    February 4, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I would love to win this book, the storyline sounds very exciting and
    I have never read a book by this author.

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    Marjorie
    February 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I follow by google reader and if I had to run a business out of my car,
    it would probably be selling sandwiches really cheap.

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    Sarah E
    February 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    If I had to run a business out of my car, I’d be a virtual librarian with a laptop and an Internet connection.

    Twitter follower (@bookloversarah).

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