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