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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) AN EXCELLENT COPY-SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Author's Signature only. A First edition, First printing, with the corresponding number line. Book is in Near Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a tiny bit of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. Thanks and Enjoy.
Small 4to. Black and grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 393pp. Near fine/near fine. A tight and attractive first edition of this LAPD Detective Harry Bosch murder mystery. Half-title page features a large publisher's bookplate signed by Connelly with his normal stylized scribble in black fineline.
Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo. 0316154075. First edition/first printing in Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket with three small closed tears to lower spine. SIGNED by author Michael Connelly directly on the title page; Here Michael Connelly brings together two of his well-known characters as adversaries. Retired FBI agent Terrence McCaleb is helping the LAPD track down a serial killer. Is it possible that the killer is Detective Harry Bosch who matches the profile exactly? Or is Bosch being framed? Number 7 in the Harry Bosch Series and number 2 in the Terry McCaleb series; [viii], , 4-418,  pages; Signed by Author
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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