SOME CRIMES LIGHT A FIRE THAT NEVER GOES OUT...
'One of the most eagerly awaited books of the year.'
The i newspaper, Best Crime Books for 2019
'There's something for everyone in this jam-packed plot'
New York Times
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A JUDGE MURDERED IN A CITY PARK
Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, defends the man accused.
A HOMELESS PERSON BURNED ALIVE
Detective Renée Ballard catches the case on the LAPD's notorious graveyard shift.
AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE FROM A LIFETIME AGO
Harry Bosch is left a missing case file by his mentor who passed away. He was the man who taught Bosch that everybody counts, or nobody counts. Why did he keep the case all these years? To find the truth - or bury it?
IN L.A. CRIME NEVER SLEEPS
But in Ballard, Bosch and Haller: the fire always burns. Will it light the way - or leave their lives in ashes?
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CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY.
'One of the world's greatest crime writers' Daily Mail
'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin
'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian
'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child
'A master' Stephen King
'A genius' Independent on Sunday
'A terrific writer with pace, style and humanity to spare' The Times
'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express
'One of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph
'Justly regarded as one of the world's finest crime writers' Mail On Sunday
'No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly' Evening Standard
The sins of the past cast a long shadow in bestseller Connelly's superlative second novel featuring detectives Ren e Ballard and Harry Bosch together (after 2018's Dark Sacred Night). After the funeral of former LAPD Det. John Jack Thompson, the man's widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took when he left the force a couple of decades before. The cold case concerns the unsolved homicide of 24-year-old John Hilton, an addict who was killed in an alley in 1990. What's unclear is why Bosch's old mentor stole the murder book to work the case himself in retirement, or to keep other detectives from working it? Bosch takes the book to Ballard, a kindred spirit; both are outliers with a shared fire for fighting injustice no matter where the trail leads. Meanwhile, defense attorney Mickey Haller enlists Bosch, his half-brother, to assist in defending a mentally ill man accused of murdering a superior court judge. Conflicting DNA evidence and a problematic confession complicate the high profile case. Connelly is without peer when it comes to police procedurals, and once again proves that he's the modern master of the form.
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Cannot get enough of Bosch and Ballard is brilliant too. Loved this novel have read all the previous books and I feel that it helps to do so as the characters are so much more rounded if you do that. MC in my opinion is the best crime writer out there and this books just makes me long for the next. Please read this book if you can, you won’t be disappointed.
Not as good as previous Bosch and Ballard outings. Too many loose ends in the text.
Have previously enjoyed the Bosch/Ballard collaborations but this one didn't really hit the mark. Slow build up and then rushed ending that left a lot to be desired. Beginning to think it's run its course and with Bosch not being a cop any more the storyline is less compelling.