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Daniel's Bookshelf

The Reversal

Michael Connelly

Little, Brown and Company

A Division of the Hachette Book Group

237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017

9780316069489 $27.99 www.hachettebookgroup.com

I have following Michael Connelly for some time, and I enjoy his interesting main characters in his crime novels from detective Harry Bosch to defense attorney Mickey Haller, and crime reporter Jack McEvoy. It is no wonder that his books make the best selling lists, while now more of his stories make the movie grade too. The Lincoln Lawyer being his latest example of a movie based on a book by Michael Connelly. Blood Work was an earlier one starring Clint Eastwood.

Defense attorney Mickey Haller crosses the table in this case to work in the prosecution on a case requested by the LA District Attorney of Los Angeles County. He is to do battle to handle this case against a convicted child killer Jason Jessup, who was imprisoned for twenty-four years and is granted a retrial based on the new DNA evidence. Haller will agree if gets to use his investigator Harry Bosch, and his second chair will be deputy DA Maggie McPherson. Once that becomes settled the political situations of the case escalate against a defense attorney who has been using the media to try the case.

Bosch searches for the runaway eyewitness who was the key to Jessup's original conviction, however the rest of the case has long since gone cold. Jessup has been allowed to be out on bail and his whereabouts of his night activities have been strange to those from the police to keep surveillance on him The situation puts the element of danger to fall back on the watchers of the alleged killer Jason Jessup. The outcome creates a cat and mouse game. The result might create danger falling on the innocent, while exploring the real truth to prevent a possible reversal of the first verdict.

Michael Connelly is the author of the bestselling Harry Bosch series of crime noves, He also has written another main series featuring Mickey Haller including The Lincoln Lawyer, The Brass Verdict, and The Reversal and his latest novel The Fifth Witness. Connelly has the Jack McEvoy series with The Poet and The Scarecrow. The other novels of his include Blood Work, Void Moon, and Chasing the Dime. I eagerly await his latest effort and enjoy catching up on all his previous crime novels.

Tick Tock

James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Little, Brown and Company

A Division of the Hachette Book Group

237 Park Avenue...

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