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Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ballard and Bosch Novels Release Date: October 2019 ISBN: 9781549120763
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Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.

Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.

The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?


Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There’s something for everyone—murder, arson, salty cop talk, and noisy domestic disputes—in the packed plot…For die-hard fans of police procedurals, Connelly is the real deal.”

    New York Times

  • “One of the best and most affecting Bosch novels since Mr. Connelly began the Bosch saga in 1992.”

    Wall Street Journal
  • “His denouement here is thrilling.”

    USA Today
  • Spectacular…Dark Sacred Night is ingenious, frantically suspenseful, and very, very bleak.

    Washington Post
  • “Tour LA through the eyes of Michael Connelly’s relentless detective, Harry Bosch…His fictional detective lives in a home high atop the Hollywood Hills and returns again and again to favorite haunts throughout the bestselling series, which continues with the publication of The Night Fire."

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A virtuoso performance of plotting.”

    Tampa Bay Times

  • “Good tension and a plot that again showcases Connelly’s high standards.”

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • “The case is fascinating in its own right, but…every fall, Connelly finds a way to bring out some new magic in this classic series.”

    Crime Reads

  • "[An] intensely gripping thriller…He tells a superb tale with an economy of words using a no-nonsense, fly-on-the-wall style of writing.”

    Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Superlative…Conflicting DNA evidence and a problematic confession complicate the high profile case. Connelly is without peer when it comes to police procedurals and once again proves that he’s the modern master of the form.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Ballard and Bosch slog through the usual dead ends and fruitless rounds of questioning to link two murders separated by many years…Guaranteed to please anyone who thinks the cops sometimes get it wrong.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019
  • A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Urban Life Fiction
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • An O Magazine Pick of Best Mystery and Detective Novels
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A Booklist Pick of the Week
  • A New York Times audio bestseller
  • A New York Times Top 10 Best Crime Novels of the Year selection
  • #1 iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrators

Titus Welliver, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an actor best known for his starring role as Harry Bosch on the Bosch television series, as well as roles in the television’s Deadwood, Lost, Sons of Anarchy, and The Good Wife. He has also starred in numerous movies, including Argo, Man on a Ledge, Gone Baby Gone, and The Town.

Christine Lakin is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and acclaimed television actress, best known for her roles as Alicia “Al” Lambert on the hit family comedy Step by Step and as Joan of Arc on Showtime’s Reefer Madness.