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SOME CRIMES YOU CAN'T FORGET.
Detective Renée Ballard is given the chance of a lifetime: revive the LAPD's cold case unit and find justice for the families of the forgotten. The only catch is they must first crack the unsolved murder of the sister of the city councilman who is sponsoring the department - or lose everything...
OTHERS YOU CAN'T FORGIVE.
Harry Bosch is top of the list of investigators Ballard wants to recruit. The former homicide detective is a living legend - but for how long? Because Bosch has his own agenda: a crime that has haunted him for years - the murder of a whole family, buried out in the desert - which he vowed to close.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW WHO DID IT?
With the killer still out there and evidence elusive - Bosch is on a collision course with a choice he hoped never to make...
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CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY:
'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation'
'The best mystery writer in the world'
'One of the greatest crime writers'
'A superb natural storyteller'
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'Crime thriller writing of the highest order'
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'America's greatest living crime writer'
'One of the great storytellers of crime fiction'
In bestseller Connelly's thrilling fifth outing for Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch (after 2021's The Dark Hours), Ballard invites the retired Bosch to volunteer for the LAPD's newly revived Open-Unsolved Unit, which she's running, enticing him with the prospect of finding the man responsible for the 2013 slaying of an entire family. She also wants to reopen the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Sarah Pearlman, sister of the L.A. city councilman who helped resuscitate the cold case team. Ballard and Bosch work at the department's new homicide archive where the unsolved murder books are stored: "hallowed ground to Bosch. The library of lost souls." Both cases require deep dives into the past; both lead to great action scenes; and, as always, Connelly displays his encyclopedic knowledge of the latest forensics, such as "Investigative Genetic Genealogy." Bosch, however, takes a low-tech approach and follows leads in the field with his trademark intensity, driven by his desire to restore order in a violent world ("The dark engine of murder would never run low on fuel. Not in his lifetime"). This entry, the 24th Bosch novel, may not be as expansive as The Dark Hours, but it ranks up there with Connelly's best.
He’s getting on a bit now, but Harry Bosch remains as determined & relentless as ever. Another superb book in this awesome series.
Harry Bosching it out still.
Another crime classic, mixing in modern twists to old school detective work. So well written and a another great story told by the best author there is.
I’ve read every Bosch novel and love them all equally, they have a truth and an identity just as unique as a fingerprint. I’m 46 now and I’ve aged reading reading them just as Harry has, it’s strange knowing he is a fictional character because he feels so real and that’s the best compliment I can give to Michael Connellyfor inventing such an amazing character.
They have all been my steady companion for many years and it’s exciting to recommend Harry to knew people knowing the journey they will go on with him.
Thank you Michael Connelly