Again Connelly puts his two heroes, LAPD Harry Bosch and lawyer Mickey Haller, together in one case. By now the weary reader knows, that Bosch and Haller are half-brothers, each with ex-wives, in Haller´s case three, each with a teenage daughter, each living in a house high above Hollywood. Two sides to Connelly´s personality, for sure. But equally thrilling?
This time Mickey Haller changes sides and agrees to prosecute a convicted child-killer, who has been set free because of new DNA evidence that seems to prove his innocence. Harry Bosch acts as Haller´s lead investigator. Their opposite is the most cunning defense lawyer in town.
For the afficionados of court procedure this might be another jewel in Connelly´s crown, for this reader here it will certainly be the last Connelly.