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The Reversal by Michael Connelly
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The Reversal (2010)

by Michael Connelly

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Series: Harry Bosch (16), Mickey Haller (3), Lincoln Lawyer (3)

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Another great Bosch/Haller read- although I feel as though it ended a little abruptly as well as left you hanging. Haller takes a little different roll on this book as he becomes a prosecutor just specifically for this case- I thought it was interesting to read it from that side of the trial. I really like reading these- it shows how Bosch and Haller work together and it is interesting to see it all put together through the two of them. ( )
  Chelz286 | Aug 26, 2018 |
I really enjoyed this book. It's such a page turner you don't realize you're approaching the end. That being said the ending seemed a little rushed and I satisfying. I'm still a fan and can't wait to read the next one. ( )
  Nemorn | Jun 4, 2018 |
A little predictable but I enjoyed the combo of his two main series. A good summer read. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
With the inconsiderate death of Robert Parker, Michael Connelly is rapidly moving up in my list of favorite authors. The REVERSAL brings together two of Connelly's favorite leading men, Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (Lincoln Lawyer). The book concentrates on a convicted murdered, who after having served 24 years in prison, is suddenly released due to the discovery of new evidence developed by technology that was not available at his original conviction. The District Attorney has decided to re-try rather than drop the charges which leads us down the path of two skilled attorneys using all their skills to present a new trial where many of the original witnesses are dead and some of the evidence has gone cold. A multi million dollar lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment hangs in the balance which attracts the brightest and best fully resourced law firm to the defense. The strategies and developments of the discovery and trial keep the reader totally involved. To fans of law and Courtroom drama, this book is a must and super reading even for those who think they are not into the machinations of the law. ( )
  brucemmoyer | Oct 8, 2017 |
The Reversal is Connelly's third book in the Lincoln Lawyer series about LA attorney Mickey Haller. The other books in the series are The Lincoln Lawyer, The Brass Verdict, the Fifth Witness, and the Gods of Guilt. Haller, in these books, is a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants criminal defense lawyer who does not normally maintain an office like a normal lawyer, but instead works out of the back of his Lincoln which is driven by a former client who does that in order to work off his legal bills. Connelly is a former crime reporter both in Miami and for the LA Times and his familiarity with his beat is evident in his writing. His familiarity with the Los Angeles courtrooms is so good that it is surprising that he never practiced. These books, like Connelly's Harry Bosch novels, are good, easy reading that flow from page one to the end generally with a speed approaching that of the cars in the Indy 500.

While it is obvious Connelly had fun writing this book and combining his most popular characters Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (and also appearing are Maggie McFierce and Rachel Waller), the overall scenario of a defense lawyer being appointed a special prosecutor is simply not realistic and would never happen. Nor would he have been paired with his ex-wife as second chair. The talent of Connelly as a writer is that the reader can accept such an unrealistic scenario and get on with the story without having that jarring the reader from the story. There were also a few other points that did not ring true like the prosecution being worried about a motion to keep the key prosecution witness from testifying based on allegations about her credibility, which would be an issue for the jury to consider, not a point that would legitimately keep a witness from testifying. Also, the reference to the Ninth District rather than the Ninth Circuit at one point was a little jarring.

But it is a good story and one that was hard to put down and that is perhaps the most important point, besides what might seem to be nitpicking. Haller in this book is a prosecutor retrying a man whose conviction for the murder of a twelve-year-old abducted from her front lawn was overturned on appeal twenty-four years after trial. To make the story more interesting (although not realistic), the defendant is released on his own recognizance and is up to something in his late night jaunts around town. Connelly writes well and takes the reader through the investigation and the trial testimony to the startling conclusion to this story. Well done and highly recommended. ( )
  DaveWilde | Sep 22, 2017 |
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Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes 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.
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After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Longtime defense attorney Mickey 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.… (more)

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