Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is asked to be the lead prosecutor in the retrial of Jason Jessup. Over twenty years ago, Jessup was convicted of kidnapping and murdering twelve-year-old Melissa Landy. With recent DNA testing, it was discovered that someone else's DNA was on Melissa's dress. This new information was enough to warrant Jessup's release. Haller with the assistance of his ex-wife, lawyer Maggie McPherson, and his half-brother Harry Bosch as the lead investigator, agrees to take the case. All three are convinced that Jessup is guilty and want to put him back in prison for good. The novel is told from two points of view (Haller's and Bosch's) and explores both the courtroom and the behind-the-scenes preparations for trial. It will be published in October.

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