Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Currently Reading: THE REVERSAL

In preparation for an interview I have with the modern day maestro, Michael Connelly, tomorrow, I am currently reading THE REVERSAL, his upcoming novel that will be released in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in early October (I have an advance review copy).

It's very good thusfar, and I imagine it will please a lot of fans when it's released, because it sees two of Connelly's fantastic protagonists - attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD detective Harry Bosch (who was named the 'World's Favourite Detective' in a very popular knockout competition run by Jen's Book Thoughts earlier this year) - combining forces on a case, and getting rather equal-ish 'face time' too. The publisher's blurb states:

"Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change sides 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."

You can read the first few pages of THE REVERSAL here, and a Q&A with Connelly about the writing of the book, and bringing Haller and Bosch together, here.

So, are you looking forward to THE REVERSAL being released? Are you a Connelly, Bosch, and/or Haller fan? Do you prefer Connelly's detective tales or his legally-themed ones? What questions should I ask him in our interview? Thoughts and comments welcome.


  1. Craig - So glad to hear you're enjoying The Reversal. I'm a Harry Bosch fan, so I'm very much looking forward to finding out what's next for him : ).

  2. I think this is his best book so far, really enjoyed it


  3. I've long since stopped anticipating a new book from Connelly and I probably won't pick this one up. I did give in and read '9 Dragons' earlier this year, but that just reinforced my lack of desire to read any more Bosch stories.

  4. I was wondering why Double Jeopardy didn't surface as an issue in this new book? Could you please explain how Jessup can be retried again after service 24 years for the same crime?