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Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Peter Giles Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mickey Haller Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781607886495
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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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “[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

  • “Peter Giles’ 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.”


  • “Connelly may be our most versatile crime writer...[he] 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...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

  • “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)

  • A 2011 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Hardcover Novel
  • A 2010 Library Journal Best Book for Mystery/Thrillers
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/23/2011

    " The Reversal was very will written and engaging, but what else would you expect from Michael Connelly. Looking forward to reading the next book where this one leaves off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 5/19/2011

    " I really like Bosch and Haller together. 1st and 3rd person voices in the same book don't always work but Connelly does it really well. Good story, well told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/12/2011

    " I usually love Michael Connelly, but this one didn't quite do it for me. I'm guessing the next installment will answer some unresolved questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/12/2011

    " I love good lawyer books. This has the added bonus of being told also by a cop. I have read almost all of Michael Connelly's books and I love Mickey Haller and Henry Boch, so bringing them together for another book, gold for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 5/10/2011

    " I know I'm being boring by reading 3 of these in a row - I tried that new book about Little House on the Prairie and wasn't digging it and this was my only other book in the car :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcus | 5/9/2011

    " The story is ridiculous. Mickey Haller is better than ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 5/8/2011

    " I didn't like this one as much as the previous two. Perhaps because I haven't read all of the Harry Bosch novels? This book alternated from 1st person when one character to third when another. I found it very choppy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janeene | 5/8/2011

    " listening to the audio book
    3.5 Stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/5/2011

    " I'm really starting to like these Mickey Haller stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 5/3/2011

    " Another winner from Michael Connelly. Everything about it works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 5/2/2011

    " Audio -- 3.5 -- A murder of a child 2 decades ago and how the Lincoln lawyer becomes a special prosecutor. The author ends his books by opening another linking story. Really good writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 5/1/2011

    " Not as good as first 2 Haller books but I still enjoyed it. "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Peter Giles, a film, television, and voice actor, is best known in the audiobook industry for his superb narration of Michael Connelly's thrillers.