Finished The Reversal, the third book in the Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly. This one has a number of interesting twists. A convicted child murderer who has neem in prison for twenty years is granted a new trial. Mickey Haller is recruited as an independent prosecutor. He takes the case with the stipulation that his second will be his ex-wife, Maggie McPherson, who is an experienced prosecutor. He also brings in Harry Bosch as his investigator. Rachael Walling, the FBI profiler from earlier Bosch novels, is also brought into the story. As always with Connelly, the plot is fast-paced with lots of action. Here is Connelley’s promotional video for the novel:
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By Michael Connelly
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change sides and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder.
After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.
Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.
With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.
Published October 5, 2010
388 pages (print)