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
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
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.
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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