For maverick homicide cop Harry Bosch, the victim found in the Mulholland Dam drainpipe is not just another anonymous statistic in the L.A. crime scene. This one, Billy Meadows, was a Vietnam vet, a fellow tunnel rat with Bosch. They fought arm in arm in the underground war that felt like a living hell.
The horror of those days in Nam are about to be relived. Bosch must enter a series of interwoven alleys to find the mastermind criminal behind this atrocious crime. As his instincts are put the test, he is joined by the enigmatic FBI agent who may just be an ally against enemies in the LAPD. Now Bosch must choose between vengeance and justice as he hunts the killer whose true identity may shock him.
Michael Connelly, who has been awarded every possible award for mystery writers, is author of multiple works of crime fiction and detective novels. He is also the author of The Lincoln Lawyers, which was adapted into a film starring Matthew McConaughey. All of his novels appear in the same fictional universe and there are multiple character crossovers among the novels. It was his obsession with Raymond Chandler's detective stories that inspired him to write, and he would later rent for several years Chandler's former apartment. His early writing career was spent as a journalist, one story for which he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Covering the crime beat in Florida and L.A., he kept his job as a journalist until his fourth novel was published, after which he quit to write full time.
For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal…because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.
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