In this #1 New York Times bestseller, California's newest private investigator, Detective Harry Bosch, must track down a missing heir while helping a police department connect the dots on a dangerous cold case.
Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.
Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?
Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.
At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.
Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Michael Connelly is, hands down, one of the best crime authors in the business. Harry Bosch has been pushed out of the LAPD, but he’s not going quietly into the night. In this suspenseful story, Connelly’s canny hero takes on a case involving an old Los Angeles billionaire looking for information about his long-lost (and only) love. The writing is crisp and compelling—we raced through chapter after chapter, cheering Bosch along every step of the way.
Welliver, who portrays protagonist Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch in the Amazon Prime TV adaptation of Connelly's series, clearly has no problem embodying the tough, almost obsessively dedicated Southern California crime fighter. But the actor's previous work in supporting roles serve him equally well when dealing with the other characters that inhabit Harry's literary landscape. Prominent among them in Bosch #21 is reclusive octogenarian billionaire Whitney Vance. In a voice soft and croaky with age and infirmity, he hires Harry as a private detective to find out if he has a living heir from an affair 65 years before. Simultaneously, at the San Fernando PD where the former LAPD sleuth is stationed as an unpaid reserve officer working under a slow-talking sympathetic police chief and a captain whose speech suggests suspicion and animosity Harry is assigned the investigation of the Screen Cutter serial rapist. The two cases remain separate, pulling Harry in two directions and introducing him to fellow cops, young and old witnesses, male and female persons of interest, and two very different villains (the smarmy rapist and a sophisticated murderer), all enacted with apparent ease by the versatile Welliver. A Little, Brown hardcover.
Great story with 2 plots. They’re intertwined nicely. Characters are well developed. This is another Bosch winner.Snc75
Two Mysteries combined in one book
Well, I felt like it was two plots mixed into one. Kind of like a Love Boat episode. Neither one was special. Too much technical detail about geography and was boring at times.
Not so hot
I read this book to the end because I love Harry.
But it wasn't really a Harry Bosch story.
If you love the series you will read it too I know but prepare to be disappointed.
Maybe this was a segue book.
Or maybe Harry's stories are all told.