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City of Bones
City of Bones
Author: Michael Connelly
When the bones of a twelve-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that recalls the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but Bosch unearths the child's identity and fractured life, determined he will not be forgotten. Then a love affair begins to blosso...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781407213156
ISBN-10: 1407213156
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 409
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Orion
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Harry Bosch is a likable Homicide detective cop; this story is about finding the bones of a child buried in a shallow grave in the hills of L.A. Harry and his partner have to first identify the victim then find the murderer. This was my first Connelly book and I enjoyed it. I definitely will look for more from this author.
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A good read, plain and simple.
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I could not put this book down. Stayed up 'til midnight two nights in a row and had to finish it to find out "who done it". Excellent book by a great author.
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I read this book in two days, couldn't put it down. An excellent read, reminds me of the TV show CSI.
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On a New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog found a bone.....a bone that the dog's owner,a doctor, feels certain is a human bone.

Bosch investigates,and that chance discovery leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills,evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier.It's a cold case,but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city.He can't let it go.Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970's,Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence.....and a trail,ever more tenuous,into a violent,terrifying world.
As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past,a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them....or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn. A suspect bolts, acop is shot, and suddenly Bosch's cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar....and Bosch's fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.
Drawing on the "precision-tooled twists" and "wellspring of authentically lurid detail"( Los Angeles) that have made him one of the fastest-selling novelists at work today,Michael Connelly has written a riveting,hard-edged,and unforgettable thriller.
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