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3.84606060606061 out of 53.84606060606061 out of 53.84606060606061 out of 53.84606060606061 out of 53.84606060606061 out of 5 3.85 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Michael Beck Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834271
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LAPD Detective Harry Bosch crosses paths with FBI profiler Terry McCaleb in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.

Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack out in full-throated frenzy.

Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world rushing back. It's a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has stalled, and the sheriff's office is asking McCaleb to take a quick look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they've missed.

McCaleb's first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two crimes - his murdered loner and Bosch's movie director - begin to overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another, they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch's lines, and the two men find themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It takes a special performer to do justice to Connelly’s thrillers because of his complex character development and psychological bent…To Richard M. Davidson’s credit, the listener can really picture the gravelly voiced Bosch as he interplays with the more mild-mannered McCaleb. The trial sequences are especially interesting because Davidson is called upon to portray a multiplicity of characters in tandem. This reviewed was captivated by the content and performance, listening long into the night.”

    AudioFile

  • “A surprising and suspenseful read.”

    People

  • “Davidson’s crisp, sharp-edged narration manages a number of different characters’ voices while maintaining the clear narrative thread. As the mystery becomes more entangled and the two detectives find themselves on opposite sides of a tricky investigation, Davidson ratchets up the tension.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Connelly…weaves his intricate story with skill; his characters are rounded and complex…Interesting and exciting.”

    Library Journal

  • “The plot is intricate, and the twists and turns keep coming, but it is so well done, and the characters are so vivid, that confusion isn’t a problem…A fast read with ‘can’t put it down’ appeal.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[An] extraordinary excursion into good, evil, and the labyrinth of human motives…You can’t lose with this chilling tour-de-force.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry Bridges | 2/16/2014

    " Okay so it's not the best Bosch novel but it's still a good book. Connelly re-introduces Terry McCaleb and Jack McEvoy although the latter merely as a plot help to save introducing a new character. The one thing that struck me was how some of the histroy of the novel was laid down in previous Bosch books and begs the question - how far ahead has Bosch been planned. If you haven't read any Bosch before though please start at the beginning as it's assumed you know the man.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greeneyes795 | 2/13/2014

    " Harry Bosch at his finest! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mie | 2/11/2014

    " I didn't care for this Connelly as much. Just didn't feel the same as the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 2/7/2014

    " Way too predictable. I love Connelly's Bosch series, but this is not a true Harry Bosch series book. This book puts a parenthesis on the Terry McCaleb character's two-book role in the Bosch series. The book also seems to be designed to flesh out the Bosch character and, related to this, provides an art history lesson on the artist Bosch. However, most of this comes out eventually in the rest of the series. Finally, what's with the frequent use of autoerotic asphyxia in this genre. This is literally the third book in a row I have read that uses this weak plot crutch. I may have to start giving an automatic two-star rating to any book where this is used. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannine Lewis | 2/6/2014

    " What I have learned from this book is you always need a lawyer when talking to cops! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betti | 1/30/2014

    " I thought this was an "ok" book. The story kept getting bogged down with too many details at times. The story did eventually make sense and was tied together well in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niamh | 1/20/2014

    " Big fan of Michael Connolly. Have read all his books. But if your not a fan you would probably find it tedious. I still enjoyed it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoy reading series novels like this Harry Bosch series as the ongoing nature leads to better character development. Unfortunately, I did not read Blood Work prior to this book, but I think I might do that to help flesh out the Terry McCaleb character. The addition of McCaleb to the storyline gave this book a different feeling from the prior books in the series. I did enjoy the continuing saga and look forward to the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nyeilza | 1/16/2014

    " not at all a boring read..i can say i enjoyed it but in the end i felt i did not have the impact it shud have had,,very nicely written but quite predictable plot.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Sue | 1/15/2014

    " Wow! Just how well do you know Heironymous Bosch? Maybe not as well as you thought. This seventh novel in the series lets us look at our hero through the eyes of a former collegue,Terry McCaleb. Its an eye-opener. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Morgan | 1/5/2014

    " A very different book. Harry Bosch is, in many ways, a marginal character. Good read especially for fans. though non fans could access it as a stand alone though they will probbaly end up working their way through them too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene Dietz | 12/22/2013

    " I get a real kick out of H. Bosch's paintings, so I just had to love this book. I'm always willing to give Mr. Michael a little slack now and then because he entertains me so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 12/21/2013

    " McCaleb meets Bosch to solve crime "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/6/2013

    " Gret Book - All Michael Connelly books are great reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Warren Layberry | 12/4/2013

    " Possibly my favourite Harry Bosch novel (which is saying something). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 11/12/2013

    " This was a good read but it seemed a forced sequel to blood work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 6/27/2013

    " One of Connelly's best -- brings several of his strong characters together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodney | 4/18/2013

    " For 9 months we embrace the comfort of darkness and yet, after we are born it is the darkness that we fear. Brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/11/2013

    " I found it a little hard to swallow McCaleb actually believing Bosch could have committed a murder, but the plot was actually nicely executed despite my initial wariness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 12/5/2012

    " This is the first Michael Connelly I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It would have been nice to have background on the characters from earlier in the series, but I was surprised at how quickly I felt like I knew them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsch | 10/23/2012

    " I love connelly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 -kevin- | 8/2/2012

    " Another hit. Harry Bosch, but Terry McCaleb is the lead. Great twists. Devilish villains. Good storytelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommalibrarian | 4/16/2012

    " Mutually acceptable audio book heard on vacation trip with my husband. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fritzov | 8/31/2011

    " 6 years since i listen to it but i remember i found it flat out boring with all the court "action" in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina | 6/8/2011

    " This is my favorite Harry Bosch novel. It smoothly adds art history into crime fiction. It gives depth to the character, showing his flaws, and subtly touches a line where cop and vigilante intersect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mie | 5/4/2011

    " I didn't care for this Connelly as much. Just didn't feel the same as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/15/2011

    " Harry Bosch is hard,, takes unnecessary risks and is a great character, interesting to see him from the outside as this book sees him from the viewpoint of another character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " Read this as soon as I finished Blood Work, and couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliciasal | 2/28/2011

    " Amazing. One of my favorite Michael Connelly books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christianne | 2/14/2011

    " One of my favorite Harry Bosch novels so far. I liked how the two story lines/cases moved along side by side, and I liked getting to know things about Harry from McCaleb's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lory | 2/10/2011

    " Easily, his best work to date "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 1/12/2011

    " Harry is assisting in the trial of a high profile Hollywood personality. Someone has set him up to take the fall on a murder which would ruin his credibility and possibly get the guy off. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

About the Narrator

Michael Beck is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He is best known for his role in the 1979 film, The Warriors. He has narrated numerous novels by John Grisham, as well as Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz and My Life by Bill Clinton. He lives in California.