Mickey Haller, hero of Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer, returns a third time to the Los Angeles county courthouse, but with a twist—this time he’s working the other side of the bench, prosecuting Jason Jessup, a man who has spent 24 years in prison for killing a child before DNA evidence got his sentence reversed. The District Attorney wants to retry him, but doesn’t want his office tainted by failure if the reversal is upheld. He offers Haller a proposition: convict Jessup and your ex-wife, currently prosecuting criminals in the Valley, far from LA, gets out of exile and returns downtown. Haller, in turn, agrees, as long as his half-brother, Harry Bosch, can be the chief investigator. Both of them believe Jessup is guilty. And since both have daughters about the age of Jessup’s victim, they both have an emotional stake in putting him back behind bars.So begins another taught courtroom drama from a writer who matches Scott Turow in turning legal cases into page turners.