The Reversal by Michael Connelly is the second book in the “Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch” mystery series. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, October 2010

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller never thought he could be persuaded to cross the aisle and work for the prosecution. Then convicted child killer Jason Jessup, imprisoned for twenty-four years, is granted a retrial bassed on 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, and his second chair, deputy DA Maggie McPerson.

But there’s a serious political taint on the case, and Haller and McPerson must face off against a celebrity defense attorney who has already started trying it in the media. Bosch searches for the run-away eyewitness who was the key to Jessup’s original conviction, but that trail has long since gone cold. Jessup, out on bail, grandstands for an eager press by day, but his nocturnal actions make Haller and Bosch fear the worst: this killer may have just gotten started.

What a great read. Mickey is on the other side as he in charge of prosecuting a child killer and with his ex-wife as his partner and his half-brother as his investigator, will pull out all the stops to get this killer back in jail. The pace was fast and action-filled and the court room drama kept me turning the pages. This story kept me riveted from beginning to the end. My rating: 4 stars

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