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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In Michael Connelly’s 22nd Harry Bosch book, the now-retired detective takes possession of a very intriguing cold-case murder file that was hidden from the LAPD by Bosch’s late mentor. Bosch once again teams up with young detective Renée Ballard, and the two try to uncover why his boss was so interested in the murder of an ex-con, investigating both cops and killers. (We’re always touched by Bosch’s commitment to do right by crime victims, even when they’re from the wrong side of the tracks.) The Night Fire’s gritty nightscape and cast of compassionate characters will hook anyone, whether or not they’re already a Connelly fan.
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Bosch and Ballard
I love the way the author has several main cases and weaves the every night call outs into the story Another hit with this winning team. Just when I thought crusty old detective Harry was out the game, Connelly puts heavy hitter Ballard in the game and successfully refreshes the series. Excellent!
The night fire
Excellent. Although I am stressed to see Harry getting old and written out of the story. I aged right along with Harry as I read his stories. So, I also, must be getting old.
One of his best!