LAPD Detective Harry Bosch crosses paths with FBI profiler Terry McCaleb while investigating the murder of a Hollywood actress.
Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack out in full-throated frenzy.
Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world rushing back. It's a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has stalled, and the sheriff's office is asking McCaleb to take a quick look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they've missed.
McCaleb's first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two crimes -- his murdered loner and Bosch's movie director -- begin to overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another, they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch's lines, and the two men find themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.
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Another great Bosch read
I've been in love with Detective Bosch thru many years of seeing thru to his soul, watching him struggle to be the prince of the darkness and come thru it a better man. Once again, a book written so well, you can smell the air change from early morning mist to late night cigarettes smoked in guilt, sitting on the back deck, it looks out over the city that Bosch wants to claim as his personal paradise. As soon as he arrests all the criminals that is!
After I read a couple of chapters, I had to check to make sure that this was still Harry Bosch series. In this book, he's only a secondary character and the main one is McCaleb. It's also very frustrating to read what other characters thought of Harry Bosch because they were wrong. We knew about Bosch's history and cases from previous books so it's frustrating to read the wrong conclusios from these new characters.
Guess I am a little late to the party on this one but I enjoyed it immensely