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The Narrows (Harry Bosch, Bk 10)
The Narrows - Harry Bosch, Bk 10
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780446611640
ISBN-10: 0446611646
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 442
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 376 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
If you've never read Connelly or if you've read Connelly, but not one of his Bosch books, this is a great one to start with. It sets the stage for many of his later books. When I read the back of one of Connelly's Bosch books, I never thought I would be interested, but a friend lent me a copy so I gave it a try. NOW I AM HOOKED! I think I've now read every book Connelly has ever written.
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Helpful Score: 4
A good book on its own, but a real treat for anyone who has followed the Connelly characters of Harry Bosch, Rachel Walling, and Terry McCaleb as they all come together in this novel. Suspenseful and fast paced.

I would recommend reading both The Poet and Blood Work before reading this book.

(One fun tidbit: Connelly wrote the book Blood Work which was subsequently made into a Clint Eastwood movie. Then in this book, one of Connelly's fictional characters refers back to the movie complaining about how he was portrayed and discussing the royalty he received for the use of his likeness. Loony. )

4 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 3
In this one, he pulls in Terry McCaleb (Blood Work) and Rachel (the FBI agent who shot the Poet) and The Poet (Backus-agent turned serial killer) and of course, Mr. Harry Bosch. I love everything by Connelly. This is another great one. (10th of the Bosch series)
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Helpful Score: 2
One of Connelly's better stories. A good sequel to the very good "The Poet." Good, strong well developed characters and plot. Proves Connelly can really write a good tale when he wants to.
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An outstanding book. Typical Connelly book. Many twists and turns. Connelly has a way of weaving many characters from other books into his current books.
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Excellent read. Convinced me to order more from this author.
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Read this before you read "The Closers"
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Another GREAT Harry Bosch story!!!!!
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A great Harry Bosch book - that brings The Poet, Rachel Walling and Harry Bosch together. Very enjoyable!
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I love these books with Harry Bosch and this one adds in Terry McCaleb in the story. A great read!
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exciting; lots of tension
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Great, quick read. Michael Connelly is THE best mystery/thriller writer out there today. I couldn't put this book down. (former LAPD detective) Harry Bosch helps out a friend, and gets drawn deeper and deeper into an FBI case and an old enemy. If you like mysteries/police procedurals, you'll love this book too!
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Harry Bosch, my hero
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Good police procedural
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Excellent thriller. If you haven't read "The Poet", I'd read that first so you know "who's who"!
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5-star awesome and gripping thriller
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FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she has dreaded for years.The one that tells her the Pooet has resurfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes- and apparently he has not forgotten her.
Another good one by Michael Connelly
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love all harry bosch
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Turgid thriller with all the pacing excitement of a snail race. Part of the Harry Bosch series, this time dealing with Bosch investigating the death of a retired FBI agent which appears to be tied to the reappearance of a serial-killer rogue agent.
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Exceptional book, enjoyed it tremendously.
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I absolutely loved this book! It is a great police thriller--however, it is somewhat violent. There are also some mild adult scenes and a great deal of bad language, so be warned. The author has a wonderful, "deep" style, is very observant of human nature, and goes beyond a simple exciting plot. To be honest, I hesitate to list this, because I'm sure I'll read it again at some point!
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Loved it! Had trouble putting it down.
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I AM NEVER DISAPOINTED IN THE MICHAEL CONNELLY MYSTERIES
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***** Connelly's Harry Bosch novels just keep getting better
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I love the Harry Bosch character and this story lived up to my expectations. Michael Connelly fans will not be disappointed.
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Another great Harry Bosch novel. Michael Connelly is one of the best.
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A very good book. I really enjoyed this one.
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How can you go wrong with Harry Bosch? Michael Connelly is at the top of my favorite authors list - and The Narrows doesn't disappoint.
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another great read by Michael Connelly!! Once I start I can't stop.
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The Narrows Michael Connelly This was a good follow up Novel to âThe Poetâ. The poet is back after eight years and he is killing again. Harry Bosch's friend dies a mysterious death and his wife has asked him to check into it. Harry must unravel the clues and with the help of Rachel Walling, the FBI agent, they must stop The Poet from striking again. This was a good book, it kept my interest throughout, it was a non-stop energy ride with plenty of twists and turns. The ending however was not worthy of this book or the book âThe Poetâ. If the ending would have been better this book would have been a 5/5. Instead, it ended as somewhat of a dud. Grade 3/5
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Excellent! Kept me reading all night long.
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Connelly's books are always great. So is this one. Couldn't put it down.
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Most recent in the "Harry Bosch" detective novels. Is the sequel to "The Poet" and also involves Terry McCaleb (from "Bloodwork") in the plot.
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Mr.Connelly is at the height of his powers in this novel. Harry Bosch is one of those rare charcters who gets more interesting the longer Mr.Connelly writes about him. This novel ties together many plot points from previous novels as Harry matches wits with the poet, the serial killer from the novel "The Poet" The tension in this novels builds to a explosive climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If your interested in the best writing in crime fiction you can't do any better than Michael Connelly.
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Excellent follow up to The Poet
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Harry solves another one - outside the boundaries of the department
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awesome book...
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a real thriller..well written and held my attention to the end
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If you like the Harry Bosch series, you'll like this one - the Poet resurfaces. It makes more sense if you've read the previous books in the series.
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Great, quick read!
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The Poet surfaces and Detective Harry BNosch gets the call............
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detective
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The Famous Poet is back and detective Bosch is pressed back into the hunt for this serial killer.
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Another good Bosch story from Connelly, his best character.
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another good one by Connelly.
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This is an exciting Harry Bosch book. It keeps you guessing till the end. Very hard to put down, once you start it.
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If you've read the Poet, you need to read the Narrows to complete the story.
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Excellent, suspenseful Michael Connelly
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Great papge-turner- read it all in one seating. Helps if you have read his previous books especially The Poet and Blood Work
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As usual, Michael Connelly does a wonderful job of story telling.
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Terry McCaleb is dead. The official verdict is that his transplanted heart failed. His wife contacts Harry Bosch because she thinks someone switched his medication. While investigating Harry runs into a serial killer and the FBI who don't want him around. Book stands alone but it is more meaningful if you read The Poet and Blood Work first. Very good book.
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Still loving Harry Bosch!
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This book was a wild ride!
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Female FBI agent dealing with escaped serial killer. Sequel to The Poet. Good read. Believable female character. Also part of the sries with retired LAPD Harry Bosch.
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This is the sequel to The Poet and a good read as all of his books are.
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Written in 2004--Rachel Walling has to face the Poet again.
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Harry Bosch at his finest, I enjoyed the book
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I have not read this, but my husband really liked it. It is sort of a sequel to "The Poet," but you do not have to read that one first in order to enjoy this book.
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This is the best "Harry Bosch" book yet. This is very suspenseful and believeable. I love it!
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FBI agent Rachel Walling joins forces with former LAPD detective Harry Bosch and land squarely in the path of the Poet through the narrows of evil.
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FBI agent, Rachel Wallin, discovers the serial killer known as "The Poet" is not dead, and he has not forgotton her.
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good book
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Excellent read - on it's own, or in the series...
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Can't put it down!! My wife read it and said it as good!!
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Excellent police thriller. Connelly really writes well.
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Yet ANOTHER GREAT Harry Bosch story by Michael Connelly, NY Times Bestseller.
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From Publishers Weekly
Those who are familiar with the audio adaptations of Connelly's books will be delighted to see that Cariou lends his talents to Connelly's latest mystery, which is a sequel to The Poet (1996). At the center of this engrossing thriller is world-weary, retired L.A. homicide detective Harry Bosch. While investigating the death of ex-FBI profiler Terry McCalab, Bosch begins to suspect that the notorious serial killer The Poet, presumed dead, may be the culprit. As he digs deeper, Bosch meets and eventually joins forces with FBI agent Rachel Walling, who went up against The Poet the first time around. The novel's point of view cuts from Bosch's first-person commentary to the third-person perspectives of Walling and The Poet. Cariou handles these changes with professional ease. He gives Bosch a rough voice, raspy with experience, and provides Walling with a younger, but no less tough, intonation. Cariou's vocal dexterity becomes truly apparent, however, when he reads Connelly's descriptive passages. Whether he is illuminating a grisly crime scene, a rainstorm pummeling a Los Angeles freeway or a soft moment between Bosch and his young daughter, Cariou perfectly captures the subtleties of Connelly's tightly written prose.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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FBI Agent Rachel Walling encounters a serial killer from her past. Former LAPD Det. Harry Bosch becomes involved in the same case from a different angle. His old partner dies and the widow thinks it was not an accident. During his investigation, Rachel and Harry have to work together and through issues from their past to catch the Poet.
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Harry Bosch is working as a private investigator when he is contacted concerning the death of a friend. Was it natural causes or was it murder? Harry's investigation leads him to the California desert where he finds the FBI uncovering several bodies. He also finds FBI Agent Rachel Walling. After years of silence, Rachel has received a note from the Poet, a serial killer who disappeared without a trace several years ago and Rachel's former boss. Harry and Rachel join forces when they realize they may be searching for the same person.

This book brings together Harry Bosch and the Poet. The first part of the story moved fast with Harry's investigation intersecting with Rachels. The second half was a little slower for me. The search takes Harry to Las Vegas where he visits his daughter and ex-wife. I could have done without that part of the book. The ending of the book was very exciting. I recommend you read "The Poet" before reading this book. Actually, I recommend the whole Harry Bosch series. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Sometimes gory thriller where "outsider" cops track down a serial killer.
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Solid, fast paced story - brings three of Connelly's characters together. I got so engrossed with the story that I couldn't put it down for more than a few minutes. He has such a compelling story-telling style that grips you immediately and doesn't let go. You just can't wait to see what happens next.
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Private investigator Harry Bosch confronts a villain who's long been in hiding - a fiend known as the Poet.
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Book Description
FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years.The Poet has returned.Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died.The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep.What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles's history. This spectacularly dramatic and shocking novel will have Michael Connelly's readers desperately hungry for the next book from 'one of America's best writers' (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
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FBI agent Rachel Walling gets the call she has dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes, and apparently he has not forgotten her either !
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The return of the Poet... and maybe he'll get his in the end!
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FBI agent Rachel Walling gets call she's dreaded for years re: The Poet. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call also. Now the two are at odds with the FBI...squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil and into his darkness. A great page turner.
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I always enjoy the Harry Bosch series and this is as good as the rest.This one is a little darker, also, will he or won't he decide to get back in the policemans game again
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Scarifying in a big way.
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Great read!
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Long time since I read this book. But I remember liking it. Fast read.
Twists. Murder mystery.
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Contintuation of the Harry Bosch novels.
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Love Harry Bosch!
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good story
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Harry Bosch connects with FBI folks from the Poet, who returns in this one.
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Another great one from Connelly without the usual twist at the end.
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A GOOD DETECTIVE STORY. INTERESTING SERIAL KILLER PLOT. FAST READ. GOOD FOR BEACH OR PLANE!
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Honestly, I read it so long ago, I don't remember much about it.