Michael Connelly's fourth novel cuts to the very core of Harry Bosch's character, as he is drawn to investigate a thirty-year-old unsolved crime: the murder of his mother. Harry's life is a mess. His house has been condemned because of earthquake damage. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And he's even had to turn in his badge: he attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first Bosch, resists the LAPD shrink, but finally he recognizes that something ...
Michael Connelly's fourth novel cuts to the very core of Harry Bosch's character, as he is drawn to investigate a thirty-year-old unsolved crime: the murder of his mother. Harry's life is a mess. His house has been condemned because of earthquake damage. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And he's even had to turn in his badge: he attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first Bosch, resists the LAPD shrink, but finally he recognizes that something is troubling him, a force that may have shaped his entire life. In 1961, when Harry was eleven, his mother was brutally murdered. No one was ever even accused of the crime. Harry opens up the decades-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled. His mother was a prostitute, and even thirty years late the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to keep the investigating officers away from key suspects. Even as he confronts his own shame about his mother, Harry relentlessly follows up the old evidence, seeking justice or at least understanding. Out of the broken pieces of the case he discerns a trail that leads upward, toward prominent people who lead public lives high in the Hollywood hills. And as he nears his answer, Harry finds that ancient passions don't die. They cause new murders even today.
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Near Fine in J New jacket. 1st/1st, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book is square and solid, appear to be unread. DJ is bright and shiny in protective mylar Brodart cover. You will turn cartwheels of glee when you receive this book! ! ! NOTE: A remainder mark and some light evidence of handling wear.
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Near Fine in Fine DJ. 383 pp., 8vo. Hardcover in dj. First edition. Signed by author. Light bowing to boards. Some very light creasing to joints. Light shelfwear, cocking & shaking to spine but binding tight. Pgs clean & crisp. Dj in fine condition. Signed by author.
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Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 383 p. Harry Bosch. Audience: General/trade. Little, Brown, 1995. First edition, first printing. Signed by author. Fine condition with fine dust jacket. Blue paper over boards. Dust jacket states $22.95 price and is in protective sleeve. 383 pages.
anything by michael connelly is a great read. If you have not read any of his books start with black echo and read them in order. his characters come back and even show up in books that they are not the main character in. I have read them all twice.
May 9, 2009
Always a good read
Although Connelly isn't a great writer, he is one of the best with the Cop/murder genre; this is one of his earlier efforts -- recently reissued in hard cover (paper over boards w/o DJ) but a really pleasant read. Buy and enjoy
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