The Crossing (Harry Bosch #23 and Mickey Haller #6)) by Michael Connelly

Book Description:

Published: November 13, 2015

Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn’t the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Leland Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to ‘the dark side’ as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he’s lived by his whole career.

Review –

The character of Harry Bosch is one of my favorites, but Mickey Haller, not so much. I don’t know why but Mickey Haller gets on my nerves, but I think having Matthew McConaughey star as the Lincoln Lawyer might have something to do with it. I hate, with a passion, Michael McConaughey and now whenever I think of Mickey Haller I see Matthew’s face. (Not fair)

Anyway, I overlooked Mickey’s role in this book, the latest in the Harry Bosch Series, and concentrated on the crime solving bravado of Harry.

This is the first time Harry is no longer a member of the LAPD and he is helping Mickey, who is a defense attorney, with a case. Harry knows that by helping the side of the defense goes against all he has ever done and will put him in a bad light with a lot of people. But Harry being Harry does it anyway.

It’s a great story, as always, and Harry comes out on top.

I HIGHLY recommend this book and the entire series.




The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Product Description

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.

I’ve always been a big fan of Michael Connelly and have read most of his books because they are well written, fast moving, not boring and addicting.  Coming to the end of his latest Mickey Haller novel, I was swept away with the feeling that it was a joke, right, this wasn’t really the  end? But it was and now I have to wait until April for the new book, The Fifth Witness to be released  and it’s going to be a long three months.
If you are a Michael Connelly fan, don’t let this one pass you by.