What's the Difference between The Brass Verdict the Book and The Lincoln Lawyer the TV Show?

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The Brass Verdict

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Released: 2008
Author: Michael Connelly

The Lincoln Lawyer

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Released: 2022
Creator: David E. Kelley
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Mickey Haller
Mickey Haller
Portrayed by: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Maggie McPherson
Maggie McPherson
Portrayed by: Neve Campbel
Lorna Crain
Lorna Crain
Portrayed by: Becki Newton
This Character does not appear.
Izzy Letts
Portrayed by: Jazz Raycole
Patrick Henson
This Character does not appear.
Cisco
Cisco
Portrayed by: Angus Sampson
Trevor Elliot
Trevor Elliot
Portrayed by: Christopher Gorham
This Character does not appear.
Detective Raymond Griggs
Portrayed by: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Harry Bosch
This Character does not appear.
This Character does not appear.
Jésus Menendez
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   Menendez is not in the book, The Brass Verdict. This character was featured in the 1st Haller novel called The Lincoln Lawyer. Menendez was infected with AIDS in prison and sued Haller for legal malpractice upon his release from prison. One of the subplots is Haller's guilt over the conviction of Jésus Menendez for rape, something Haller could have avoided had Menendez not talked to the police. Menendez is eventually released when Haller obtains evidence/testimony from another one of his clients. Menendez is happy to see Haller upon his release.
   The book is in the same literary universe as the Harry Bosch novels. Bosch is a important supporting character. Harry Bosch is not in the Netflix TV series as the rights to the Bosch character is owned by Amazon. The character of Detective Raymond Griggs is used instead.
   The jury does not reach a verdict as Elliot and his assistant/lover are murdered near his home, possibly by the family of Johan Rilz. The family knew Haller was going make accusations about Rilz that would ruin his reputation and possibly convince the jury that other criminals murdered Rilz and then Mrs. Elliot as collateral damage. Elliot is found not guilty. Haller is able to cast doubt by accusing the owner of a security company involved with Elliot of being a violent person. Elliot is murdered in public by a close friend of Jan Rilz soon after he is released.
   Trevor Elliot owns a film production company and is accused of murdering his wife and Johan Rilz, a German national. Elliot thought Rilz was a gay friend of his wife. Trevor Elliot owns a very popular video game company. He is accused of murdering his wife and her lover Jan Rilz.
   Detective Bosch visits Haller after the death of Elliot; they talk about being half-brothers and why Bosch waited so long to reveal himself as such to Haller. Bosch tells Haller about the German made gun and ammo used to murder Elliot and his lover. He suspects the gun was illegally smuggled into the country for the murderer to make a point. Haller says he is going to quit practicing law. This does not happen in the TV series.
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