This was a great book. The story kept me guessing till the end, with plenty of twists and turns in it. Dick Hill's performance was also top notch. Bottom line, if you like a good mystery, and characters that really come alive, don't pass this one up.
I only have the audio format.
The motivation to solve the case was intensely real. Working through the Harry Bosch series, I went back and listened to this book when I found out that Terry McCaleb would be in "A Darkness more than Night" which was next in line for me to read. I wanted to understand the McCaleb character better if he was to be in a Bosch story. I was not disappointed. This was a fascinating case in the motive for the crime(s), the methods, the trajectory of the investigation, and the final wrapup.
I almost always identify with the protagonist in these stories even though I am often critical of their decisions.
Two moments: First, the connection between the McCaleb's medical condition and the killings. Second, the revelation of the murderer's motive.
I was glad that I went back and listened to this book prior to listening to the next Bosch book. It was essential background in my opinion.
Happily married mother of three. Avid reader. Love Audible!
I always enjoy this author, and Dick Hill could make reading the phone book entertaining. This story was full of twists and turns and it never got boring. The characters became real, and I found myself forgetting I was reading a work of fiction. If you enjoy the thriller/mystery genre, with more than a little police procedure thrown in for good measure, you will enjoy this book. I hope you do. Happy reading!
My tastes are fairly eclectic. I'm open to most genres. I LOVE reading, enjoying quite a few genres. Love audiobooks, especially mysteries.
Terry McCaleb is a retired FBI agent in L. A. who's just undergone a heart transplant. He's recuperating on his boat and figuring out what he's going to do with his new lease on life. When he's approached by Graciella Rivers to help investigate her sister's murder, Terry's reluctant until she gives him a compelling reason to go all in.
Typical of a Connelly procedural, this story winds around the bend and back before things start to fall in place to make sense and provide motive. Still, I was a bit blindsided by the revelations even though the clues were there (along with some convincing red herrings). I liked Terry and the hype about his skills were well founded. It's a good story with some interesting secondary characters.
I'm a big fan of Dick Hill so the narration just works for me in this series (Harry Bosch Universe). I listened to this one as McCaleb shows up in the next HB story and I wanted the background. It was well worth my time and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to him.
I was worried I wouldn't love this character and story line the way I have loved the Mickey Haller character and his stories, but Michael Connelly did not disappoint! Terry is a new favorite character! And the narrator did a fabulous job. Very satisfied!