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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Peter Giles Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mickey Haller Series Release Date:
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Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change sides and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder case. After twenty-four 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

  • “However venerable and well-loved Harry may be, it’s become clear that Mickey’s brazenness brings these books a new brio…[Connelly] has dreamed up a criminal case in which both can be involved. And then, once the story’s larger framework is in place, he executes the subtle sleight of hand that makes each of his books so much more than the sum of its parts…[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

  • “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)

  • “Engaging.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Peter Giles’...best 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. His Harry Bosch series has taken the hard-boiled cop novel to a new level of complexity, both in its portrayal of the hero’s inner life and in Connelly’s ability to intertwine landscape and meaning…The table is set for a straightforward legal thriller, albeit one starring three superbly multidimensional characters. And, yet, Connelly 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, but this is a plot that won’t be pigeonholed. 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

  • “Plot, nuance, characters, dialogue—as usual, Connelly delivers it all, and brilliantly.”


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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/18/2014

    " Connelly never fails to deliver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane Isaac Friedman | 2/15/2014

    " Fun legal/police action. He packs a punch into the last few pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martha | 2/15/2014

    " The Lincoln Lawyer does a stint for the prosecution.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gary | 2/8/2014

    " A great team of Harry Bosch and the Lincoln lawyer, with Maggie McPherson included, as they work together on a complex and challenging case. Michael Connelly always delivers great suspense. "

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