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The official report said suicide. But in a city where murder is sport, Bosch isn't ready to blame the victim.

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

Years ago, Harry learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border and into the center of a complex and lethal game — one in which Harry is the next and likeliest victim.

After his richly acclaimed debut, The Black Echo, Michael Connelly brings Bosch back in an achievement even more stunning and suspenseful than its predecessor — a time-bomb of a novel supercharged with tension and non-stop action that doesn't let up until the final, explosive ending.

Review:

"Award-winning Connelly's second fictional effort is strong and sure. His pacing could be better — too often he conveys the same information twice — but his plot and characters more than make up for a slow start. This novel establishes him as a writer with a superior talent for storytelling." Publishers Weekly

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"A powerful novel in a series that seems destined for wide popularity." Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

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"Expertly told, and involving enough — but lacking the sheer artistry and heart-clutching thrills of, say, David Lindsay's comparable Stuart Haydon series." Kirkus Reviews

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Best of the Best. Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry is making some dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty alleys south of the boarder and into the center of a complex, lethal game.

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soxford63, August 23, 2012 (view all comments by soxford63)
I am a big fan of Michael Connelly. His books are always exciting to read. Harry Bosch is a jaded homicide detective. He has seen the worst that Hollywood has to offer as far as crime goes. When a fellow detective is found dead at a seedy motel, Harry is assigned the case. Cal Moore was on the narcotics squad, until he is found dead of an apparent suicide or is this really a homicide made to look like a suicide. Connelly takes the reader on a journey of intrigue and suspense while Harry investigates the slums, dives and dumpsters of Hollywood, coming face to face with drug dealers, alcoholics and other broken souls. Connelly gives a gritty and stark portrayal of life for those who have fallen by the wayside. His characters seem to be very flawed with no redeming qualities, but perhaps this serves the purpose of what he is writing about. The reader will race through this book to find out what really happened to Cal Moore.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312952815
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York, N.Y.:
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Mortality
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Bosch, Harry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
St. Martin's paperbacks ed.
Series:
Detective Harry Bosch Mysteries
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
1994
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Pages:
374 p.
Dimensions:
6.74x4.16x1.06 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 374 p. pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312952815 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Award-winning Connelly's second fictional effort is strong and sure. His pacing could be better — too often he conveys the same information twice — but his plot and characters more than make up for a slow start. This novel establishes him as a writer with a superior talent for storytelling."
"Review" by , "A powerful novel in a series that seems destined for wide popularity."
"Review" by , "Expertly told, and involving enough — but lacking the sheer artistry and heart-clutching thrills of, say, David Lindsay's comparable Stuart Haydon series."
"Synopsis" by , Best of the Best. Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry is making some dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty alleys south of the boarder and into the center of a complex, lethal game.
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