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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Len Cariou Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594833861
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On New Year’s Day Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone, a bone the dog’s owner, a doctor, feels certain is from a human.

Bosch investigates, and the doctor’s chance discovery leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It’s a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch’s memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. He can’t let it go. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a terrifyingly violent world.

As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him back to the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them, or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn. A suspect bolts, a cop is shot, and suddenly Bosch’s cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar and Bosch is left fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.

The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision, one that will leave readers hungrily awaiting the next Bosch novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bosch and Connelly are at their finest…a cracking pace…the investigation is tightly focused and credible.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Harry Bosch is at the top of his form…Connelly is such a careful, quiet writer that he can slow down the story to sketch in some relatively minor characters…without missing a beat.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The characters have distinct vocal parts…Cariou presents the many details and frustrations of police work with understanding, holding the listener’s attention through the case’s unexpected twists.”


  • “Provides plenty of red herrings, plot twists, and romantic interest that will keep readers guessing for a long time.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/30/2010

    " I'm a fan so I have absolutely no objectivity- love this stuff- already had ready Lost Light but re-read it in this anthology and didn't mind doing it. "

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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

Len Cariou is a distinguished stage, television, film actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator. His narrations have won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the distinction of an AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007, as well as the prestigious Audie Award in 2007 for Best Mystery Narration. He is a three-time Tony Award nominee, winning a Tony for his performance in Sweeney Todd. His film credits include About Schmidt, Shall We Dance, and Secret Window. He appeared in the TV series The West Wing, The Practice, and Law & Order, among many others.