The Reversal

The Reversal Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high profile retrial of a brutal child murder After years in prison convicted killer Jason Jessup has been

  • Title: The Reversal
  • Author: Michael Connelly
  • ISBN: 9780446556750
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 BosLongtime 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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    1. A SINGING TELEGRAM FROM ME TO MICHAEL CONNELLYNobody does it better,Makes me forget all the rest, Nobody does it half as good as you, Baby you're the bestEvery time I'm disappointed by some other author in the genre, it just makes me appreciate Connelly's skills all the more. He leaves all the others in the dust. I read the last 215 pages of this one all in a night. Stayed up till 2:00 a.m. No one else can make me focus like that.This book is a Mickey Haller/Harry Bosch hybrid. It takes place se [...]

    2. The end ruined this for me. It's as if the author was driving his car along on a pleasant Sunday outing, didn't watch where he was going, and drove off a cliff mid-drive. Stupid ending. Up until then, I enjoyed the book as a midrange outing for this author. I like it that Bosch and Mickey are awkwardly working their way to a relationship, and how they have many unconscious characteristics in common. I liked the premise. I have to admit, I got tired of the scenes of voir dire, although I liked ho [...]

    3. EXCERPT: Jason Jessup was a convicted child killer who had spent nearly twenty-four years in prison until a month earlier when the California Supreme Court reversed his conviction and sent the case back to Los Angeles County for either retrial or a dismissal of the charges. The reversal came after a two-decade long legal battle staged primarily from Jessup's cell and with his own pen. Authoring appeals, motions, complaints and whatever legal challenges he could research, the self-styled lawyer m [...]

    4. A tale of Haller and Bosch together again, handled with the usual consummate professionalism we expect from Connelly--the only difference being that defense lawyer Haller is working as a special prosecutor this time, Still nothing special, though.

    5. Mickey Heller finds himself in the weird position of prosecutor when the 24-year old murder conviction of Jason Jessup is reversed after the DNA results point to someone else. The DA wants an independent counsel and Mickey's tagged. He agrees but with two conditions: Maggie McPherson is his second chair and Harry Bosch is assigned as investigator. This was headed to a 5-star rating until I reached the end. Everything about this case was interesting and compelling, including the dynamics of Micke [...]

    6. This is the third entry in Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller series, after The Lincoln Lawyer and The Brass Verdict. The Reversal, though is almost as much of a Harry Bosch novel as it is a Mickey Haller.As the book opens, Haller gets an unusual offer from the L.A. County District Attorney who wants Haller to join the team as an independent prosecutor for the purpose of retrying a convicted child killer who has been granted a new trial after a successful appeal. Haller agrees to the proposition w [...]

    7. Objection!Although I haven't read much of Connelly, I've loved almost everything I have read and so I consider myself a fan. This was my first interaction with Mickey Haller, and I wasn't enthusiastic about it, but I had it with me at the airport and decided it was going to be better than nothing.Straight away, Red Heaven found the alternating between 1st and 3rd person incredibly annoying. The book never settled into a consistent tone as a result.I also noticed that for a 400 page novel, the ch [...]

    8. that's it. I want a ticket to nowhere.Wayne ShorterLongtime LAPD Detective Harry Bosch assists half-brother Mickey Haller, a successful criminal defense attorney (aka, the Lincoln Lawyer), after Haller is appointed special prosecutor of Jason Jessup, convicted of a brutal child murder 24 years ago but recently released based on new DNA evidence.This novel combines two of crime writer Michael Connelly's* main characters. Over 16 novels prior to this one, Connelly has ingeniously developed Bosch a [...]

    9. Wow. This was a really good book. We get a team-up of Haller and Bosch. Haller doing his own moves in this one that leaves you wondering who the good guys are. And the ending with Bosch determined to find out the truth.Haller is called upon by the DA's office to prosecute a retrial of a man who was accused of abducting and murdering a young child. The man accused, Jason Jessup, is given a new trial after some DNA shows that it does not match him. But all evidence points to Jessup. It's going to [...]

    10. Oh, the problem with sequels… Often, it is like this. You cook a gallon of good soup. You and your family eat half a gallon one day, and then to prolong the culinary feat, you add half a gallon of water to the remaining soup, and have half a gallon of it the next day. Then you add another half a gallon of water the next day, and so on and on, and soon you have no soup at all, just water, and a memory of good soup. "The Reversal" is a sequel to Michael Connelly's "The Lincoln Lawyer", which is [...]

    11. Number three in the Mickey Haller series.Michael Connelly never fails to entertain me. This is yet another tight well paced thriller. This is the first of Mickey Haller books where Harry Bosch plays a major part. The book takes place partly in a courtroom with Mickey and partly out in the field with Harry. So if you're thing is courtrooms dramas or if you prefer detective dramas everybody's covered. You are never sure what Jason Jessup, the would be villain of the book, is up to. A times he look [...]

    12. Mickey Haller & Harry Bosch team up in this one & even Rachel Walling shows up a few times. Great to see them all together. Connelly is getting a bit too repetitive & the plot wasn't as twisty, though. Still a good listen, but not one of the best.This is part of the Harry Bosch Universe, #21 by my count which differs from the GR count slightly. 19 - Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch #15, Mickey Haller appears briefly), 200920 - The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy #2), 200921 - The Reversal (Mickey Ha [...]

    13. How do you know when a book is owning you?How about you get the notification that it's come in at the library and you realize that you have to go and pick it up that day or else you'll feel like you're missing something. Or how about once you pick it up, you start reading in the library while waiting for others who came with you to the library to finish making their selections? Or how about when you've got a DVR full of shows and a ton of great football choices to watch and instead you'd rather [...]

    14. I liked The Lincoln Lawyer a little better, I think, but this story is a nifty pairing of the Haller and Bosch team. The courtroom scenes are top notch, the pace is fast, and the dialogue sharp. Very entertaining, especially once the story got some traction. I really should read more of Michael Connelly novels.

    15. You know, up to the time I read the first Micky Haller novel The Lincoln Lawyer I'd only read one Michael Connelly novel. I'm glad I picked up another one. This is an excellent novel. I'm giving it a 5 star ratingt a common thing. Here Micky is convinced to step across the isle and take up the mantle of prosecutormething he never pictured himself doing. There are a few times in this novel when I got a little annoyed with Micky (again if you know me from my reviews you may guess what parts of the [...]

    16. This is the second Connelly book in a row that I have given five stars. Occasionally there are books that include lead characters from a couple of books working together. This is a court room drama with three stars working together. It is a stunning book that I experienced in the audible format. It has some of the usual social issues that will make you wonder about the status of our society including lot enforcement intentionally telling a person they do not believe has the right to life and jus [...]

    17. The Reversal by Michael Connelly i s the 16th book in the Harry Bosch series and the 4th book featuring Micky Haller. Defence attorney Micky Haller is asked to prosecute a convicted child killer who had recently had his conviction reversed due to new evidence. He takes the case with his e-wife prosecuter Maggie McPherson as co-counsel and Harry Bosch as his lead investigator. Another fast paced, page-turning book, let down a little by the ending which seemed to leave a few unanswered questions. [...]

    18. It usually was the best moment of a case. The drive downtown with a suspect handcuffed in the backseat. There was nothing better. Sure there was the eventual payoff of a conviction down the line. Being in the courtroom when the verdict is read--watching the reality shock and then deaden the eyes of the convicted. But the drive in was always better, more immediate and personal. It was always the moment Bosch savored. The chase was over and the case was about to morph from the relentless momentum [...]

    19. There are three phases of Connelly, it seems. All three phases retain his strongest suit—a deft hand with crackerjack plotting. The books always move and always hook you and I pretty much can't do anything else once I start one of his novels. But they're not as good as they used to be, and that's a damn shame. Early Connelly, when he labored over his prose and his books were dense and meaty and good, lasted probably up through about Angel's Flight. After that came phase two, when the prose had [...]

    20. Connelly combines two of his best creations in this legal novel starring Mickey Haller and Hieronymous Bosch. The story is told in the first person by Haller and third person about Bosch’s investigation. Haller has been hired as an independent prosecutor to retry the case of a man sent to prison for 24 years for the murder of a young girl. His case had been overturned and despite DNA evidence that appears to exonerate him, the D.A.’s office has decided it still has enough evidence to prove J [...]

    21. In 1986, Twelve year old Melissa Landy was snatched from her front yard and later found dead. Jason Jessup was convicted of her murder. Now 24 years later, DNA from a semen stain on the little girl's dress points to Melissa's stepfather. Jessup's conviction was overturned and a new trial is ordered. Defense Attorney Mickey Haller is asked to cross the aisle and work for the prosecution on this case. He chooses his ex-wife, Maggie McPherson, to be second chair, and his half-brother, Harry Bosch, [...]

    22. I was absolutely enthralled with this murder mystery. I love how Mickey Haller and Bosch worked together and how meticulously organized the prosecution appeared in the courtroom and outside the courtroom. Harry is still Harry, the lone hero on a mission, determined to get every little piece of evidence and fact wrapped up in a nice tight bundle. Mickey Haller is a great character to get to know and I look forward to reading a few more about both of these 'gung ho' men.

    23. I didn't like the ending of this one. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers, but especially in crime fiction. What the heck, man?I still like the writing and (most) of the characters. Bosch is kinda sorta almost growing on me, but I don't know that I want to read a book with him as the sole main character, and now I may have to, because of the cliffhanger. Ugh.2.5 stars, rounded up.

    24. Fans of both the Harry Bosch series and the Mickey Haller series will be startled by the opening scenario of THE REVERSAL. Haller is being wined and dined at the tony L.A. Water Grill by L.A. County D.A. Gabriel Williams. Haller, of course, is wary. Why the sudden conspicuous show of collegiality? He sticks to water while he listens to the D.A.'s pitch. Twenty-four years ago Jason Jessup was convicted of abducting and murdering 12-year-old Melissa Landy. Recently, the conviction was tossed after [...]

    25. A couple of years ago I recall having a dry spell of books and particularly authors I wanted to read. Then I belatedly found Robert B. Parker and John Sandford. I was content because I enjoyed their writing so much and the stories were great. Last year I happened upon Michael Connelly and although I had heard of him, purposely avoided him because I thought he was marketed just a little to slick for my taste. However, after finishing The Lincoln Lawyer (my first Connelly) I chastised myself for b [...]

    26. 3.5 stars - I won this book in a First Reads giveaway. I just love Harry Bosch! I like his character, his determination, his ability to figure out a case. If I ever need a detective, I’m calling Harry Bosch. Harry is investigating the case of Jason Jessup, an accused and convicted child murderer who may be exonerated due to new DNA evidence. Harry’s half brother, Mickey Haller has been asked to prosecute the accused.I found that the beginning of the novel was a little slow for me. There was [...]

    27. Another great Mickey Haller book, taking the main character to the other side of the aisle this time, in a special prosecutor role. We also get a greater insight into Bosch, for those of us who have not tackled his own series.Mickey is asked to play the role of special prosecutor on a case that has come back to bite the D.A. Haller uses his ex-wife to help him build the case again and dig into a murder/kidnapping from back in '86. We learn much about the case in the 1st and 3rd person narratives [...]

    28. PROTAGONIST: Mickey Haller, prosecuting attorney, and Harry BoschSETTING: LASERIES: #16 of 18RATING: 4.25WHY: Mickey Haller has always been a defense attorney but agrees to handle the prosecution of Jason Jessup who was convicted of the murder of a 12-year-old girl 24 years earlier but recently released due to new DNA evidence. Haller is aided in the case by his second chair and former wife, Maggie McPherson, and investigator Harry Bosch. Haller believes that Jessup is guilty, but trying to prov [...]

    29. I think this novel is my favorite one in the Harry Bosch series. I loved it. It makes me look forward to reading the rest of the Mickey Haller series as well. This novel was a merge of both of those series. I like how they are separate and different but yet they can still merge for a great story and then separate to go their own way. I liked the humor that was woven into the story line. It made me laugh out loud. It was also fast paced, as his novels usually are. So something was always going on [...]

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