The Reversal

The Reversal

A Novel

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2010.
ISBN: 9780316069489
9780446556750
9781455554478
9781455567416
Characteristics: 389 p. ;,25 cm.

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LolaTony
Jun 02, 2017

I truly enjoy Michael Connelly novels.. They are fast paced, understandable plots. I like the 'returning' characters (kind of makes you think you know them). This novel reunited Haller, Bosch and Walling. A man who has spent 17 years in jail for abduction and murder, is getting a new trial based on DNA evidence. In a seemingly reckless move, Haller (working temporarily for the prosecution) lets the defendant, Jason Jessup out on his own recognizance. Is he hoping Jessup will mess up big time and there will be no need for a retrial? Jessup is put under constant surveillance by the city's most elite team - the SIS. The story realistically details how the prosecution sets up its case, the importance of the evidence and witnesses. Harry Bosch does fine detective work in locating the only living witness to the abduction as well as other evidence for the prosecution. It has an interesting twist, an exciting conclusion and a little teaser for perhaps another novel?? As always a very good read.

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StarGladiator
Nov 27, 2016

Not the best Connelly book by far, he was setting up future Haller/Bosch meets, no doubt?
Good deal of courtroom exposure, not too thrilled with the Haller character in this one, but still a good read.

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reeread
Jul 06, 2016

Always up for a Harry Bosch investigation. Wondering if he will be able to pursue an investigation into the other murders...

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jrmm7
Nov 16, 2014

Good, solid read but does not deserve all of the 5 star reviews. Simply written and treats readers as if they are a bit thick.

Peacelily Feb 24, 2014

Excellent story once again from Micheal Connelly!

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QED
Feb 18, 2014

I have read several of his books and this has to be in the top 5. Exciting story line and with Bosch and Haller together it's worth the read!

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ilovewhippets
Sep 19, 2013

Good story.. I found the parts that had the court drama in them, somewhat dry and tiring, at times...

LovelyLuisa Jun 27, 2012

I guess the first few pages are kinda boring because there's no excitement or suspense. But it does get better. I'm not sure if i liked the ending or if i disliked it... i hope there's a continuation of it though!

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writer13
Mar 14, 2012

Michael Connelly has done it again; The Reversal is innovative and full of intrigue. Once more the courtroom scenes were stellar and I loved the twist that saw Mickey flip over to the prosecution side.

grossmanlw80 Dec 27, 2011

RENEW

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Dec 14, 2010

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Sep 16, 2011

Mickey Haller joins prosecution for retrial of imprisoned child killer. Harry Bosch is his investigator.

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