McCaleb, now married to Graciela and with a baby daughter, is persuaded to take a case from the LA County Sheriff's office. He is asked to profile the killer of an unsolved murder. The victim was a scuzzball who six years earlier had been arrested by Harry Bosch for murder but then released uncharged by the DA's office. In doing what he does ...
McCaleb, now married to Graciela and with a baby daughter, is persuaded to take a case from the LA County Sheriff's office. He is asked to profile the killer of an unsolved murder. The victim was a scuzzball who six years earlier had been arrested by Harry Bosch for murder but then released uncharged by the DA's office. In doing what he does best - reviewing the crime scene tapes and investigative records - McCaleb picks up a clue the sheriffs missed, a plastic owl left at the crime scene that the sheriffs thought belonged to the victim. McCaleb discovers that it was left by the killer as a message. He traces this symbol to an icon used as a sign of evil in renaissance paintings, and finds that one of the most frequent users of this iconography was none other than Hieronymus Bosch, which makes Harry a suspect. The book becomes an examination of Harry Bosch through the eyes of McCaleb. Meanwhile Bosch is in the midst of a high stakes trial being covered in the press by Jack McEvoy. Bosch was lead investigator on a murder case that saw the arrest of the son of a wealthy and powerful man. As the trial progresses the defense strategy becomes clear: put Bosch on trial instead of the rich kid, make the focus on Bosch and his methods. McCaleb and Bosch, first at odds, must now work together to clear Harry's name ...
Fine in Fine jacket. 0316154075 First edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Not inscribed, price clipped or otherwise marked. Securely wrapped, dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Full # line starting with a 1.
Near Fine. Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page UK Trade paperback. Publisher's materila laid in. Samll tear/push to foor of spine. Michaell Connelly brings together his two best-loved characters, Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb, in one sizzling novel of mystery and suspense. Harry Bosch has his hands full when a Hollywood director is charged with strangling a woman and making it look like suicide. And Terry McCaleb is enjoying retirement. A former FBI agent and profiler, he's unofficially asked to help out in a murder case to see if anything was missed. As the two cases begin to overlap, McCaleb believes he's unmasked a killer, the likes of which has never been seen. And number of clues point to the man who's supposed to be helplng him: Harry Bosch. A fast-paced and unrelenting thriller, possibly Michael Connelly's best yet.
Fine in fine dust jacket. 2001. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. First Print. Very collectible copy, excellent addition to your collection. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 418 pp. Signed by the author. "Autographed Copy" sticker. A clean, attractive copy. "The LAPD asks Terrence McCaleb to investigate a series of puzzling murders and quickly discovers that the profile of the killer matches someone with whom he has worked with in the past-Detective Harry Bosch."
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 432 p. Audience: General/trade. Signed first edition with complete number line. Flat signed by author on title page.
Michael Connelly is an exceptional writer and I've always looked forward to the next Harry Bosch book. The character is facinating, a bit of a rebel, unorthodox in his investigations and every episode is a teriffic read!
Feb 3, 2011
Once again Harry Bosch breaks open a hard nut murder mystery using both brains & brawn. This time he works in the context of art history and great paintings focused on his namesake - Hieronymus. Fascinating plot, very well written.
Jul 28, 2007
good book. just make sure you read his books in order.
Apr 1, 2007
connely writes crime thrillers that are best literature as well. this book combines two of his bestknown protagonists-Bosch and Macaleb - who by themselves are dark and complex persons. meeting together they put this book as one of the best in crime fiction as well as in drama.
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