Michael Connelly's newest book, The Reversal, is hot off the press, and—no surprise—it's another stunner. Jason Jessup is about to be retried after serving 24 years for murdering a 12-year-old girl. DNA traces taken from the body, it turns out, did not belong to him, and now the public is clamoring for his exoneration. LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch and attorney Michael Haller are convinced, however, that Jessup is guilty as charged—and extremely dangerous.
That's the first paragraph of my review, "Beyond Hardboiled: Michael Connelly's Dark but Hopeful World," in today's online edition of Books and Culture.
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Related post: I reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer (Connelly's 16th novel) here.