I love the Harry Bosch series. He's a great homicide detective in LA with a lot of baggage from his Viet Nam past. This novel involves the death of two LA cops and Harry catches the case. He follows a bloody string of murders from Hollywood down to the back alleys south of the border. This is a complex and compelling murder mystery in which Harry is likely to be one of the victims. Fast paced and well written.
Connelly never disappoints. His Harry Bosch books carry the least amount of 'repeat material' of any I've read, each one is fresh and markedly different from the one before with plot twists and characters so alive you want to punch some and hug others. This tale gets far afield from the usual L.A. scene as the mystery behind an apparent suicide of a fellow cop is probed by Harry. Don't tell anyone you have it figured out until you've read the last chapter or you'll make a fool of yourself!
Love, love, love nearly anything he writes. I was even intrigued enough to check out the artist Bosch's paintings and some of his history. Connelly's Harry Bosch is a very flawed character, and I love him. This is a good one.
Starts small and then slowly introduces the complications, complexities and angles. Then piece by piece it unravels those complexities and puts them together into a dramatic conclusion. A good, clever detective novel.
Good story, very involved, lots of detail. Moved a little slow in spots; overall a good read. Perhaps you will think the end was predictible, but I didn't figure it out. After I read it, I though "oh, I should have seen that coming". Enjoy!
Didn't much care for this one, I like Harry Bosch but this one was just too complicated and hard to follow and I don't like stories about Mexico or cartels or anything like that, so I quit about half way through from lack of interest.
Another good book by Connelly. It's so hard to believe that so many twists and variations can come from one person's mind. This one's about a cop that keeps everyone guessing--is he a good cop or has he gone bad? Lots of intrigue.
This took me a few months to get through while cleaning house etc. I loved the book it was very interesting and full of information and kept me interested. The end ended nothing like I thought it would. :) I was very pleased with this book as a whole and it would have been a great read but the listening was great!
The Kansas City Star wrote "Connelly's Bosch could partner with John Sanford's Lucas Davenport. As fictional heroes, these '90s tough guys are a joy." I quoted the Star because I agree. Love the Harry Bosch books!! This one was great.
Connelly's detective Harry Bosch is as good and flawed as ever in this 2nd "Harry Bosch" series. A really good story that's both sad and good at the same time. A different twist from the 1st story which I think is good - it doesn't depend upon the reader having to read the 1st book in the series.
Once the reader gets into the story, ideas form as to who the culprit is. But don't quit there - you'll be surprised when you get the the end.
Another great read from Mr. Connelly!
The second Harry Bosch book was a very good read. We learned a lot more about Harry's background which was very interesting. The book also had a great plot with lots of twists and turns and kept me interested until the very end. Looking forward to reading the next installment of the series.
Just found this series and am hooked. They are well written and have enough twists to keep you guessing. And I like Harry Bosch, the character. Have a feeling they will continue to get better and better.
Second book in the Harry Bosch series. Another great mystery by Connelly...a fellow LAPD apparently commits suicide, but Bosch isn't so sure. He is then drawn into solving the mystery surrounding his death. Great fast paced read!
On Christmas day, Homicide Detective Harry Bosch learns of the apparent suicide of Narcotics officer Cal Moore. Headquarters want the investigation closed quickly and puts Harry on some other unsolved cases to keep him out of the way. But soon those cases are leading Harry to a string of murders, including an unidentified Hispanic male. As Harry tries to learn the identity of the victim, he finds ties to a synthetic drug called "Black Ice". This is the drug that Cal Moore was investigating at the time of his death. More and more it looks like Cal's death was not a suicide.
This is the second book in Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. There are a series of seemingly unrelated murders that Harry ties together throughout the book. This mystery has plenty of action, and some surprising twists and turns, especially in the second half. My rating: 4 Stars.