Trunk Music - Harry Bosch, Bk 5 Author:Michael Connelly Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range -- what looks like "trunk music," a Mafia hi... more »t. But the LAPD's organized crime unit is curiously uninterested, and when Harry follows a trail of gambling debts to Las Vegas, the case suddenly becomes more complex -- and much more personal.
A rekindled romance with an old girlfriend opens new perspectives on the murder, and he begins to glimpse a shocking triangle of corruption and collusion. Yanked off the case, Harry himself is soon the one being investigated. But only a bullet can stop Harry when he's searching for the truth ...« 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.