Michael Connelly is an excellent writer and Harry Bosch is a wonderful character. This book takes him on his premiere post-police days adventure and sets the tone for books to come. Very good read.
You've gotta love Harry Bosch...even with all of his flaws. While Harry is retired from the LAPD, that doesn't stop him from investigating a crime that took place 4 years ago and a scene that has haunted his dreams. He incurs the wrath of the LAPD and the FBI when he starts snooping into the cold case files, but that makes him more determined to find the killer of Angela Benton and the thieves that took the 2 million dollars from the movie set where she worked.
Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD but he can't get a four-year-old cold case out of his mind. The haunting memory of Angella Benton's murder drives him to take on one of the nastiest villains Connelly has created to date. And the final chapter (even if you've seen it coming) should be read with that box of tissues handy.
Michael Connelly is a truly great writer and this book is not a disappointment.
Connelly is one of the finest authors working in the genre. This one is no disappointment. Don't miss reading the entire Bosch series!
The vision has haunted him for four years--a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless that any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.
Says the New Yorker - Michael Connelly is the most talented of crime writers.
I would read any of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books. Good reads all.
The vision has haunted him for four years- a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D, Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.
Harry Bosch is now retired from the LAPD, so he's on his own against an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered.
Another good Harry Bosch novel.
Connelly is an excellent crime writer. This another Detective Harry Bosch mystery. What a great character.
Another GREAT Harry Bosch story by Michael Connelly, NY Times best seller.
Michael Connelly is a master at mysteries and the Harry Bosch novels just keep getting better.
Really enjoyed reading this author, and looking for more.
When Harry Bosch retired, he was determind to solve the case he couldnot forget. Four years ago Angella Benten was murdered and the violent theft of two millon dollars from a movie set was somehow connected. This time, he will have work without a badge a gun and a backup.
Another great Harry Bosch novel. Very almospheric.
I always enjoy the Harry Bosch books and this one is no exception. I enjoyed it a lot especially now that Harry is retired from the LAPD.
Afer Bosch retires from the LAPD, he is determined to find the murder of Angella, a young women who's death had haunted for four years. ANd now, he has to face a opponent more powerful and ruthless then he's ever seen
Another great book by Connelly. Again, the caveats: violence, foul language, maybe some sex. But again, beautiful, evocative writing and deep characterizations.
Ninth of the Harry Bosch series by Connelly. More old favorites show up. Engaging read.
Serious, somber and thrilling. One of my favorites by an author who never disappoints. Connelly somehow makes ocmplexity easy, building up his stories and unraveling them with twists and explanations that catch you off-guard.
4 stars out of 5
This book was better than just a guilty pleasure mystery read! I liked that the main character was realistically flawed. This was the first book by Michael Connelly that I had read.
Very good, typical Connelly
Harry Bosch has turned his back on his job as an LAPD detective. Although Bosch has a private eye license, he hasn't decided to take up that job. Instead, he is haunted by a case that took place 4 years before. But the powers-that-be are all aligned against him as he searches for answers. The FBI, LAPD, and others are set against Bosch.
There's $2 million dollars cash that is still missing from a movie set, a missing (and presumed dead) FBI agent, a dead and gravely-injured former LAPD detectives who were caught in the line-of-fire while trying to solve a young woman's murder, and so on. This story is very complex and has many parts that must be wound back to their source.
Most of Harry Bosch's stories are solved cerebrally but in this one there is action. The reason I could belive that Harry held his own is because of his Vietnam skills honed years before. Actually, this story is superb. There are so many parts to this story that the reader must stay tuned at all times to follow the diverse (and sporadic) clues to the solution.
Besides all of this on his professional plate, Harry is troubling over his former wife. Eleanor has become very successful as a Las Vegas gambler. Harry realizes that he is still emotionally involved with Eleanor Wish and he wonders how he can approach her with his feelings. One hint: LOST LIGHT and THE 9 DRAGONS are the two Harry Bosch stories that cause the personal life of our hero to change the most.
I don't usually comment on the readers of audiobooks but Len Cariou has captured Harry Bosch's persona. Some readers tell you what is happening but Cariou brings the listener along for the wild ride.
Harry Bosch Series
6. AngelsFlight (1998)
7. A Darkness More than Night (2000)
8. City of Bones (2002)
** 9. Lost Light (2003)
10. The Narrows (2004)
What an ending! Sheesh...I can't get enough of the Harry Bosch series!
This is a very good who done it. Connelly's Harry Bosch at his best.
This was one of my favorite Harry Bosch mysteries.
I enjoy all Harry Bosch books and anxiously await each new book. Some I read and listen to on audio books. When Harry Bosch finally has to retire, I will miss his character very much. The Mickey Haller character is a close second, but Harry Bosch being a Vietnam veteran adds so much to his story line.
Harry Bosch novel; one of Michael Connelly's best; I really liked it
Retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch is haunted by an unsolved murder-robbery case, when a call from a disabled cop sends him on the trail again.
Michael Connelly is a great author and this is another example of his work.
A pretty good cop book, (or I guess I should say Ex-cop)
Although I am new to Michael Connelly, "Lost Light" kept my attention as much as "Chasing the Dime". He seems to integrate mystery and technology in both novels. The genre of murder mysteries draws a certain crowd, yet Connelly is able to get tech-heads involved in his stories. Very well drawn-out plot with an ending that won't let anyone down. James Patterson, look out; Connelly's on his way.
Although I like Connelly very much as an author, I've never taken to his Harry Bosch books. Unlike others I've tried to read, this Bosh novel is excellent. The revelations don't stop coming, and Mr. Tough Guy wins it all in the end. A good read!
Another great story about Harry Bosch, solving an old case that ties together a misisng FBI agent, a robbery and a murdered woman whose hands still haunt him, years after he first investigated the case while still an active member of LAPD. It is a quick, enjoyable read that I could not put down.
Excellent book, as are all of Connelly's Harry Bosch stories - this one has a really neat twist at the end!
Bosch has retired but one case still haunts him. He investigates it on his own and is warned by several agencies to back off. Bosch never backs off!
Another extremely well written and plotted entry in the Harry Bosch series. I continue to enjoy the character's growth and his humanity. Very highly recommended.
The plot twists are everywhere, and Harry has one of the most dangerous fights of his life with the perps in this case. It is one of the best of the Bosch series!
Another suspenseful book about Harry Bosch, now retired from the LAPD. This one has him following an old case that has haunted him.
The vision has haunted him for four years -- a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.
This is the only Harry Bosch novel written in the first person (although there are several I've not read). Connelly should write more of these in the first, rather than second, person. This book, along with 'The Closers', is my favorite.
Harry Bosch, a retired detective, is haunted by memories of an unsolved case. On his own--he begins to look into the murder and begins to step into areas that others would prefer--insist he stay away from. Keeps one guessing from start to finish.
As usual another great book from Michael Connelly.
The vision has haunted his four years, a young woman crumpled in death. Harry Bosch, retired from the LAPD is determined to find justice for this victim.
The vision has haunted him for 4 years - a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Now retired from the LAPD, without a badge to open doors for him, he's on his own.
Another great Harry Bosch adventure.
great reading...you will want to finish it in one day
Really enjoyed reading this one!
Another great Harry Bosch story!!
Another great Harry Bosch~
The vision has haunted him for four years...a very young woman lying crumpled in death,her hand out stretched in silent supplication.
Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set...
Another great read from Michael Connelly and my fav, Harry Bosch
My husband enjoyed this one.
This is the hard-core Connelly that I like, plenty of twists and intrigue, with good solid writing, must-have for any Connelly fan.
First Harry Bosch mystery after his retirement from the LAPD. Highly recommended.
You can't miss with Michael Connely. His books are always tightly written, nicely plotted, with good characters. I am easily annoyed by mediocre writing, so when I can't take another mediocre book, I know I can depend on a Connelly novel.
"Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels are the most impressive body of work by any writer of crime thrillers now alive." -- Washington Post
"The book against which every other title in the series -- and those yet to come -- will be measured." -- Chicago Sun-Times
Another good one. Harry is out of the LAPD. The one flaw in it is the the Writer has too many sidebars in it. They may keep that 'human" feel in it but slow up the story.
At the end of CITY OF BONES Bosch quit the LAPD, but he's back in a new role, one that will give him more freedom to pursue the cases that compel him. When he left the LAPD Bosch took a file with him the case of a film production assistant murdered four years earlier during a USD 2 million robbery on a movie set. The LAPD now operating under post 9/11 rules think the stolen money was used to finance a terrorist training camp. Thoughts of the original murder victim are lost in the federal zeal, and when it seems the killer will be set free to aid the feds' terrorist hunt, Bosch quickly runs afoul of both his old colleagues and the FBI.
Another grwat police procedural by connelly. This time with Harry Bosch retired though.
One of my favorite in the Harry Bosh series. The twists will surprise you all the way to the end.
Each one in this series gets better! Love that rebel Harry Bosch!
It's great to find an author you want to read all his books. Connelly is one.
At loose ends after resigning from the LAPD, Harry Bosch decides to revisit one of his cases that was never solved. Angella Benton's murder has haunted Harry for years. He was taken off the case when the murder was linked to a two million dollar theft from a movie set. Neither case was solved. Now Harry is digging into the case, trying to see what was missed. But the LAPD and the FBI are warning him off, telling him he doesn't want to be involved. This, of course, makes harry just want to dig deeper.
This is a turning point in the series. Harry is on his own and doesn't have the power of the police department behind him any longer. I thought the mystery was excellent. I liked how Harry put everything together, even with the FBI breathing down his neck. The twist in Harry's personal life in the last few pages was startling. I can't wait to see where the author is taking our hero in the next book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
This is another really good book. Harry Bosch never backs down and this time the cheating and dishonesty he uncovers comes right back home to the LAPD.
ANOTHER HARRY BOSCH DETECTIVE NOVEL. THESE ARE SO GOOD. A HAVE LISTED ABOUT 10 OF THEM NOW. THEY READ VERY FAST AND ARE ALWAYS A SURPRISE TO ME AT THE END. GREAT SUMMER BEACH, POOL OR PLANE BOOK.
Please note that this book was purchased from a public library sale, so there will be a few places in the book with the libraries stamp on it. Thanks.