Trunk Music - Harry Bosch, Bk 5 Author:Michael Connelly When B-grade L.A. movie producer Tony Aliso is found stuffed into the trunk of his Rolls Royce, all signs point to a "trunk music" mob hit. Detective Harry Bosch, just back from an 'involuntary stress leave,' is not so sure. And when he finds the money trail, he follows it all the way to Vegas. Seems this Tony had his share of enemies, and ... more »in no time, so does Harry: Vegas thugs, LAPD's organized crime unit, a smarmy internal affairs investigator and, of course, Tony's killers. Everyone wants a piece of Harry. And somehow, theyve found just the way to get it...
Turns out that just before his death, Tony was seen at a Vegas poker table with one Eleanor Wish -- ex-FBI agent, ex-convict... and ex-love of Harry's life. Now it's time for Harry to keep his cards close to the table -- and his enemies even closer before it's time to face the Trunk Music.« less
Trunk Music is a well thought out and well written detective novel. I enjoyed the way this story unfolded and the character development. It was an engaging read and kept me enthralled from page one to the end.
The 5th Harry Bosch novel in the series. I enjoy Harry Bosch, a LAPD homicide detective, as he's not afraid to step outside the bounds to get his man. He has a knack for thinking out of the box when it comes to police work, and this particular book will throw you a curveball or two. I'd recommend this series and writer if you enjoy police/detective crime novels that don't have blood and gore, has well character development, and no unnecessary romance to jumble a good, solid storyline.
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Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch lands his first case: a Hollywood producer found in the trunk of his Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head. It looks like "trunk music," a Mafia hit.
The LAPD's organized crime unit is oddly uninterested, but Harry thinks they're wrong. He follows the money trail from the producer's office to Las Vegas, where he quickly finds evidence of Mafia involvement. But something about the case doesn't add up, and Harry follows a string of odd clues â glitter in the producer's cuffs, an over-the-counter medication in the Rolls' glove box â in a different direction entirely.
Just when Harry thinks he's on firm ground, the bottom falls out. Blind sided again and again, at odds with his superiors, and overwhelmed by a romance that has cropped up in the middle of the case, Harry is as off balance as he's ever been. When the picture finally comes into focus, Harry discovers a scheme many magnitudes more deadly than he imaginedâwith himself now one of its targets. Running on instincts and nerves, with a short fuse and everything to lose, Harry must prove himself not just by breaking the case, but by surviving it.
Your favorite detective Harry Bosch is back on the job and working the hottest murder investigation in Hollywood. The body of a movie producer has been found stuffed into the trunk of his Rolls. Michael Connelly is masterful with his character development.