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3.00019186492709 out of 53.00019186492709 out of 53.00019186492709 out of 53.00019186492709 out of 53.00019186492709 out of 5 3.00 (10,424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Len Cariou Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date:
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LAPD detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South LA neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store’s owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li’s family that he’ll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation—not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li’s life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the US.

Instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch’s life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he’s lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city’s Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad’s ferocity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The trip to Hong Kong is pure thriller material…There’s also something quietly gripping about a case that makes us consider the hard lives of people trying to make an honest living in a tough neighborhood.”

    New York Times

  • “There’s still plenty of juice in the older but fiercer Bosch…It’s tempting to look at Connelly's large oeuvre…as one huge, Trollopean vision of the way we live now, offering a swift, up-to-the-minute mosaic of contemporary urban life by exploring every corner of the criminal justice system, from ganglands to gated communities, from office cubicles to forensic labs, from boom times to recessions. Nine Dragons continues to broaden that vision through Bosch’s eyes with an installment that’s at once more global and more intimate than anything Connelly has published since his first novel.”

    Washington Post

  • “Another standout in the series that should satisfy all readers, whether they are new to Boschworld, occasional visitors, or devoted denizens.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A Michael Connelly novel is a thing of cool beauty, meticulously plotted, rigorously controlled.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Scary, shocking, and sublimely suspenseful.”

    New York Daily News

  • “With Nine Dragons, Connelly has taken a chance by transforming a character millions have come to know well. In doing so, he has made Harry Bosch more human and interesting than ever.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • Nine Dragons is a very good crime thriller.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “The Bosch revealed in Nine Dragons is vulnerable, a twist that makes him both deeper and more human…What remains most interesting is the new dimension added to the character—a man who has evolved over the series of fifteen novels to become ever more interesting and real.”

    Denver Post

  • “Bestseller Connelly nimbly balances Harry Bosch’s personal and professional lives, both of which take a substantial beating…Tenacious as ever, Bosch is even more formidable in his role as a protective father.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Connelly…continues to explore the darkest reaches of Harry Bosch’s psyche in ways that will surprise even Connelly’s die-hard fans. In fact, it is the author’s deft combination of police procedural and taut psychological suspense that separates Bosch from other fictional crime detectives…Nine Dragons once again illustrates Connelly’s magic touch.”

    Bookmarks magazine

  • “Nine Dragons is a gritty, coffee-and-cigarettes crime thriller full of smart twists and generous helpings of suspense. Fans of Michael Connelly can expect another exceptional thrill ride, while newcomers will be immediately engaged by the tortured and unrelenting Bosch.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “Len Cariou superbly voices the roughly seasoned Detective Bosch. Cariou’s grizzly vocals successfully invoke a range of characters—from the tender, caring parent to the aggressive cop. Cariou effortlessly switches between American regional accents and the soft tones of the Asian American accent. From the streets of Los Angeles to the back alleys of Hong Kong, this suspense novel won’t disappoint fans and should satisfy those new to the series.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aleisha Z Coleman | 2/15/2014

    " at first I thought bosch was more ornery than I remembered. but Trav reminded me I have been reading Stephanie plum!... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 2/12/2014

    " A fine bit of pulp piffle. People die like crazy, including some people who probably wouldn't die in a more boilerplate thriller. Would make a fine John Woo movie, but they would probably have to add a flying boat on fire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary | 2/1/2014

    " Micheal Connelly's books always grab me from the first sentence, and his newest is no exception. While investigating the murder of a Chinese liquor store owner and its possible connection to the Chinese triads (think Mafia), Harry Bosch's 13 year old daughter is abducted in Hong Kong, and he must race against the clock to get her back. Taut, thrilling, and ultimately touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annie | 1/27/2014

    " I really enjoyed this read however I dont think it's among the bests of Michael Connelly. I remembered detective Bosh acting more over the top. Looking forward to see how is new life will unfold. "

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