Award-winning No.1 bestselling author Michael Connelly's ninth Bosch book. Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch has retired from the Los Angeles Police Department - but the discovery of a startling unsolved murder among his old case files means he cannot rest until he finds the killer.
When he left the LAPD, Bosch took a file with him: the case of a production assistant murdered four years earlier during a movie set robbery. The LAPD thinks the stolen money was used to finance a terrorist training camp. Thoughts of the original murder victim were lost in the federal zeal, and when Bosch decides to reinvestigate, he quickly falls foul of both his old colleagues and the FBI.
When the private investigation enables him to meet up with an old friend, shadows from his past come back to haunt him . . .
Award-winning former crime reporter Connelly (The Black Echo; City of Bones) hits all the right notes with this latest in his Edgar-winning mystery series featuring sax-playing L.A. detective Harry Bosch. Even though this marks the ninth outing for Harry, the principled, incorruptible investigator shows little sign of slowing in his unrelenting pursuit of justice for all. Disillusioned by his constant battle with police hypocrisy and bureaucracy, Harry quits the department after 28 years on the job. Like so many ex-cops before him, he finds retirement boring: "I was staying up late, staring at the walls and drinking too much red wine." He decides to take advantage of his newly minted private-eye license and get back to work. The case he chooses one that he had been briefly involved in four years before is the puzzling unsolved murder of 24-year-old Angella Benton. Angella's death is linked to the theft of $2 million from a film company foolishly employing real cash as a prop on an action-movie set. Harry patiently follows the bloody trail from Angella's violated body through the Hollywood heist to the disappearance of an FBI computer expert and the shooting of two LAPD cops. His investigation eventually leads him to the elite terrorist hunters of the new Department of Homeland Security. Few will follow every twist and turn of the labyrinthine plot, but no matter. The fun comes in watching Harry slowly and brilliantly separate the seemingly impossibly knotted strands and then knit them back into whole cloth. This exciting procedural is as good as any in the series, and Connelly's concluding coda has a kicker about Harry's private life that will draw gasps of astonishment from longtime readers. (One-day laydown Apr. 1)
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This is a wonderful book and takes Bosch to another level. MC has created a character that is so easy to relate to and to like for all the wrong reasons. The story lines in this book are excellent and I recommend anyone interested in crime investigative writing to read this and of course any fan of Bosch will love it. Certainly up there with any of his books and a challenger for be his best.
Mike & Harry Do It Again!
Great Detective Fiction, a good read with many twists & turns. An old read but a good one - considering the many new novels in this series. Browsed iBooks store & realised it was the only one I hadn't read - had to have it. Not disappointed, even here Harry's character is well developed, intricate, moral & determined. An excellent buy - well worth it. Read in one sitting, you become so involved in the narration, identifying with the characters, so much so that you can see yourself acting just like them.
One of the best
One of, if not the finest Bosch story so far.