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Title: The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
Genre: Fiction – Legal Thriller
Year of Publication: 2011
Approximate Page Count: 421 pages
Summary: Since 2007, the home foreclosure crisis has constrained the lives of so many people. Even Los Angeles defense attorney Mickey Haller must struggle to make ends meet, by handling foreclosure cases in addition to criminal cases. But one day, he gets a case that encompasses both worlds. He is hired to defend Lisa Trammel, who is accused of murdering a banker trying to foreclose on her home. As Haller puts together his case, he comes across a possible conspiracy involving bankers at the top, a revelation that could turn the prosecution’s case upside-down and save his client from both a home foreclosure and a murder conviction. Once the trial begins, Haller moves full speed ahead with one witness after another before finally calling his key witness to the stand: the fifth witness.
Suggested by: Anthony L.
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