Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly.
In the LA Police's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent.
Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.
An autopsy opens Edgar-winner Connelly's superb 19th Harry Bosch mystery (after 2012's The Black Box). Orlando Merced, a mariachi musician, was transformed into a symbol for urban violence by an opportunistic mayoral candidate when he was wounded a decade earlier, a random victim of a drive-by shooting. Merced's death prompts a reexamination of the case, and Bosch and his young new partner, Lucia Soto, get to work. With his usual deftness, Connelly links the Merced shooting to an act of arson an apartment fire that killed nine on the same day and returns to his perennial themes: local politics, the media, the LAPD's internecine warfare, and, of course, Los Angeles itself, from the wealthy enclaves of Mulholland Drive to the barrios of East L.A. Bosch is very much of the old school in this high-tech world, but his hands-on tenacity serves him and the case well just as Connelly serves his readers well with his encyclopedic knowledge and gifts as a storyteller.
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Another great story......
I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly and I love all his main characters especially Harry. Another twisting and turning tale - a page turner. The only downside - I fear Harry won't be back.
As with all his other books, this is a Connelly classic. Cannot wait for the next
The Burning Room
Excellent, crime writing at its very best. Could not put down. One of Connelly's finest Bosch novels.When's the next Bosch?