A terrific new crime thriller featuring Detective Harry Bosch - like the coyote,a lone wolf at home in a world of fear and danger. Los Angeles has suffered an earthquake, Harry Bosch's house is teetering, condemned, and his girlfriend has left him, he's also been forced to have 'stress counselling' after a punch-up with a senior police officer. ...Read MoreA terrific new crime thriller featuring Detective Harry Bosch - like the coyote,a lone wolf at home in a world of fear and danger. Los Angeles has suffered an earthquake, Harry Bosch's house is teetering, condemned, and his girlfriend has left him, he's also been forced to have 'stress counselling' after a punch-up with a senior police officer. Harry reopens the murder investigation of his prostitute mother. He traces the histories of the cops involved, examines the evidence, tries to track down his mother's pimp, friends, anyone who knew her. It all seems to hinge on a DA Conklin, now old and disabled. He loved Bosch's mother, to the point of wanting to marry her. Now it seems that whoever wanted her dead has the same fate in mind for Harry. One thing is sure: the predator who killed her made a good job of covering his tracks.Read Less
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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
Publishers Weekly, 1995-04-10 In his fourth outing, LAPD Homicide Detective Harry Bosch (The Concrete Blonde, et al.) confronts deep family, police and political secrets as he probes an unsolved murder of decades earlier. Smart, tough, laconic and, under all that, compassionate, Harry lives by a code according to which ``Everybody counts or nobody counts... whether [the victim is] a prostitute or the mayor's wife.'' He begins this case in a departmental shrink's office, after having been suspended for attacking his commanding officer; his girlfriend has left him, and he's living in a house that's been condemned after an earthquake. In the enforced freedom from his job, he reopens the 30-year-old unsolved murder of an L.A. call girlæhis mother. Skirting illegality along the way to the resolution, he unearths a lot of buried secrets and painænot least to his own 11-year-old self. Nobody here is pure (a couple of people are truly nasty), but all the characters are believable, as are even the quirkier plot turns. Edgar-winner Connelly smoothly mixes Harry's detecting forays with his therapy sessions to dramatize how, sometimes, the biggest mystery is the self. BOMC alternate. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1996-05-27 The latest installment of the Harry Bosch series has the LAPD homicide detective reopening the 30-year-old unsolved murder of his mother. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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