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3.0001440620575 out of 53.0001440620575 out of 53.0001440620575 out of 53.0001440620575 out of 53.0001440620575 out of 5 3.00 (16,243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781543612813
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Harry Bosch is back again. Of all the things to describe the LAPD homicide detective, subtle is not one of them. That's what makes him such a good cop, after all. So when he finds Cal Moore with his brains blown out in a lonely hotel room, suicide note carefully placed in a back pocket, he knows something feels off...and he's not afraid to say so.

The next weeks are a winding road of gloom, from the dusty Mexico alleys to drug cartels in Los Angeles. He knows something's not right...and he knows there's a murderer on the loose. But questions remain: Will he be able to catch him? Is he right? Is everything what it seems? He needs to find out...both for Cal's sake and the sake of his next victim.

Michael Connelly is an American author most famous for his Harry Bosch series of detective books. Set in modern day America, they are famous for their quality as mystery novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, including every major award given to mystery writers. He was born in 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has a BA in journalism with a minor in creative writing, and had a short stint in the field before deciding to become a full-time professional writer. He is famous for mentioning recent world events, such as September 11, in his works.

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border and into the center of a complex and lethal game—one in which Harry is the next and likeliest victim.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Mowod | 2/13/2014

    " Another great book starring Harry Bosch. Starts slow but ends very well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terri | 2/13/2014

    " I gave up on this book halfway through. Why is it that some mystery writers think the protagonist (male or female) has to be depressed, have a bad outlook on life or their job, and not have a successful relationship with someone of their own sex? I first read the most recent Harry Bosch mystery and it seemed good, so I decided to start reading at the beginning of the series. I made it through Book 1, but got half way through book 2 and thought, "Who cares?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe White | 2/7/2014

    " Fast pace, mystery, a well told story that did not have to reach to extraordinary lengths to keep the reader engaged. Most of the short chapters were fast page turners. Although written almost 20 years ago, this could still be a contemporary story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siddhartha Das | 2/7/2014

    " "I found out who I was". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aiesha | 1/21/2014

    " These Harry Bosch stories are quite intense! All of the storylines are fantastic! I'm amazed that Connelly can come up with such amazing plots and characters! This one took off from the very beginning and kept developing more & more as it went on. I was glad to learn more about Bosch and his childhood and the ending completely shocked me! Great read!! Looking forward to the next in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theweebarrell | 1/16/2014

    " The Follow up to the Black Echo and another brillaint Harry Bosch thriller. This is the 2nd of 14 in the harry bosch series and cant wait to read the rest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rex Fuller | 1/15/2014

    " Probably the most "satisfying" of the Bosch books I've read. Almost perfect justice rendered and a very smooth read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/13/2014

    " Excellent writing (though watch out for some of the language), interesting characters, but a plot that was a little predictable. Still, we already have Harry Bosch #3 in our library waiting to be read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/13/2014

    " Second in series featuring Harry Bosch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stutteringhand | 1/13/2014

    " I'm a confirmed Harry Bosch addict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerardo Charvel | 12/15/2013

    " Harry strikes again. Loved the travels thru Mexicali and Calexico! You get to know Harry a bit more......pretty light and easy read...perfect to kill the commute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/3/2013

    " Ended a bit better than I expected. Probably a 3.5, but no option for that. I think it was a little less predictable than the Black Echo. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.R. | 12/1/2013

    " This was the second in Connelly's Harry Bosch series and an early illustration of why the character has become so popular. Harry is a rebel who definitely marches to his own drummer and gets the job done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 9/8/2013

    " This was a lot better than the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 8/24/2013

    " This is the second of Michael Connelly's series featuring L. A. detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rog Harrison | 6/11/2013

    " This is the second time I have read this and it is still fresh and exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 11/30/2012

    " I have read many of Michael Connelly's books and they all are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laila | 11/7/2012

    " Connelly's books are one of my guilty pleasures. But they truly are solidly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen | 10/27/2012

    " This was a good read. I like detective fiction and this fits the genre to a T with just enough surprise to keep me reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aries | 10/3/2012

    " Connelly non scrive male, tutt'altro, ma io non riesco proprio ad appassionarmi ai suoi thriller, purtroppo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walt | 9/26/2012

    " 2ND NOVEL WITH DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 7/26/2012

    " I did enjoy this one and enjoyed it more than the previous Bosch adventure. Fairly exciting with some fun twists. I listened to the unabridged version which was a little too unabridged at times =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique | 7/21/2012

    " just as i expected, this was an engaging thriller, full of action and suspense! i was sucked in from the start. a great story with good sub-plots and a surprising ending. again, Dick Hill does a good job narrating. love this series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnvano | 3/6/2012

    " Harry Bosch #2. Lacked much of the procedural charm of other Bosch books. The story of the mysterious death of Bosch's fellow cop never grabbed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ric | 12/15/2011

    " Nice ride. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 11/28/2011

    " Very detailed in police matters, I found it very interesting. The plot twists keep you guessing right to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Rowan | 11/19/2011

    " WOW, again, wow. Harry does not disappoint again!!! Again, I thought I had a good handle on what was going on, and again I was WRONG! lol. I really really enjoy this style of writing, and the twists and turns. The plots and subplots all come together nicely as well!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 11/9/2011

    " His second book on Harry Bosch. Not as good as the first, but still kept you on the edge of your seat. One thing, it reveals a person who appears in Connlley's later books. Too fun! Now onto his third book! Attempting to read in order! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacquie | 8/11/2011

    " I actually listened to the audio version of this book...it didn't capture my attention as much as I had hoped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 5/19/2011

    " This time Harry solves a murder connected to the Mexican drug business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 5/16/2011

    " Mikchael Connelly's second novel. Features Detective Harry Bosch. Excellent story, well written, great turn of phrases. Loved the last line: ....and left him alone with the dead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/10/2011

    " Reading a book from 1993 in 2011 is quite difficult. but it was Harry Bosch so I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 5/4/2011

    " abridged unfortunately. At least I could listen to it without stopping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minandro | 5/1/2011

    " A little slow but still good ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/24/2011

    " I always enjoy the Harry Bosch thrillers and although I can't say I was disappointed it was not one of my favourites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 4/23/2011

    " Currently reading but I decided to take a quick break from Mr. Bosch about 1/3 of the way in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbie | 3/26/2011

    " Very good and suspenseful book. I really like Detective Bosch's character. I don't know if I would be brave enough to go into Mexico to try and find a 2 time cop killer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 3/23/2011

    " Probably read in 2006. Found in a box of books that I had stored away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/22/2011

    " We learn more about Bosch after the first "Black"el novel. On to the next one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 3/8/2011

    " It was fun, at first, to read an early Harry Bosch, when he's more ornery and defiant than in later episodes. But it was heavy on the action, and light on the introspection so it got kind of bland by about 1/2 way through. Falling in love instantly with the dead cop's widow was a bit juvenile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 3/8/2011

    " It's vintage Harry Bosch. What more needs to be said? Connelly writes a good story with plenty of descriptive language and more twists and turns than a good F-1 race course. You'd swear you were in LA when he lays out some of the scenes. One good book deserves another--Lost Light, here I come! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 3/2/2011

    " My second book by Connelly. I enjoyed it, but it didn't sweep me off my feet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacquie | 2/26/2011

    " I actually listened to the audio version of this book...it didn't capture my attention as much as I had hoped. "

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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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.