The Reversal: A Novel

By Michael Connelly
Produced by Hachette Audio
Read by Peter Giles

The Mickey Haller Series: Book 16

11.58 Hours 10/05/2010 unabridged
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Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change sides and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder case. After twenty-four 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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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

A 2011 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Hardcover Novel

A 2010 Library Journal Best Book for Mystery/Thrillers

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change sides and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder case. After twenty-four 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“However venerable and well-loved Harry may be, it’s become clear that Mickey’s brazenness brings these books a new brio…[Connelly] has dreamed up a criminal case in which both can be involved. And then, once the story’s larger framework is in place, he executes the subtle sleight of hand that makes each of his books so much more than the sum of its parts…[Connelly] can illustrate the basics of criminal investigation better than most. And he makes suspenseful use of simple but diabolical complications for the prosecution.” New York Times
“The author has Haller narrating his chapters, while the Bosch-centered sections are told in the third person. For the former, Peter Giles has developed a breezy, fast-paced vocal approach, while the detective’s process is presented in a tougher, no frills manner. Additional characters are provided their own unique voices...The production [is] highly entertaining.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“Engaging.” Publishers Weekly
“Peter Giles’...best character portrayals are Bosch, whose almost-tired Clint Eastwood-like voice is consistent throughout, and ‘Clever’ Clive Royce, the defense attorney, whose British accent never wavers. Connelly’s procedural has enough details for listeners to understand the legal process and enough action to keep the plot moving.” AudioFile
“Connelly may be our most versatile crime writer. His Harry Bosch series has taken the hard-boiled cop novel to a new level of complexity, both in its portrayal of the hero’s inner life and in Connelly’s ability to intertwine landscape and meaning…The table is set for a straightforward legal thriller, albeit one starring three superbly multidimensional characters. And, yet, Connelly bobs and weaves around all our expectations. There is suspense, of course, and there are plenty of surprises, both in the courtroom and outside of it, but this is a plot that won’t be pigeonholed. Reading this book is like watching a master craftsman, slowly and carefully, brick by brick, build something that holds together exquisitely, form and function in perfect alignment.” Booklist (starred review)
“Defense attorney Mickey Haller teams up with Harry Bosch to tackle an almost twenty-five-year-old case in Connelly’s latest page-turner...Alternating between Haller’s first-person narration and the third-person narrative following Bosch, Connelly weaves a tale that solidifies his reputation as the master of the modern crime thriller. His latest constantly surprises and has keen character insight.” Library Journal
“Plot, nuance, characters, dialogue—as usual, Connelly delivers it all, and brilliantly.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.58
Audience: Adult
Edition: English