A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
A CrimeReads Best Crime Novel Notable selection
Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.
Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.
The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
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Titus Welliver does breath life into Bosch on the TV show and he has the perfect voice on the Bosch audiobooks. While the story is great I would like to have heard more quotes from Tim Farmer who seemed to have fascinated Renee Ballard. It stated in the last book the he committed suicide because he reached the age where he had to transfer to a desk and he loved patrolling the streets - better and more accurate scenario than this book which states he couldn't take the action on the streets anymore. Keep it up Titus - don't share Bosch's voice:}
Good Story But...
The author has a good but not great story here and is worth the price of admission. The narration is an 7 of 10. To be fair, this is my first by this author and reader (s). I will be trying another.
Just Titus please!
The storyline is great and Harry Bosch is a favorite character but the female narrator nearly ruined this book for me. She pronounced many words incorrectly, such as Van Nuys!! Awkward and not in tune compared to Welliver’s perfect voice, timing and inflections.