This is a double whammy because you get Bosch and Haller in the same book. Bosch, of course, going off on his own and taking the investigation in hand, to the irritation of everyone else with whom he is supposed to work. You get the first touches of family members meeting each other, and getting to know each other and Harry's problems with a new situation. Harry's always been a loner and for the first time there is someone permanently in his life, in his house, and he wants it that way. Now he is facing that world expanding to take in more people. I think it is in "Lost Light" where he discovered the future beyond just him.
The case is fascinating, of course. I was on the edge of my seat while listening. Argh! It kept me on pins and needles, good pins and needles, but yikes, what is that creep up to!
I wish Harry and the Hallers would go back to Seattle and each buy a piece of glass.
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Yes. Connelly was at his best with this one. Combining Micky Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) with the worlds greatest homicide detective Harry Bosch (Black Ice and more) and a little Rachel Walling (The POET).
The story starts when Haller is approached by the district attorney to be the special procicutor of a man who was recently exonorated by DNA evidence. Every one thinks that the state will not retry him but the DA believes they got it right the first time. Haller reluctantly agrees to work for the state but only if he can pick his team. Haller puts together the team. Haller along with his half-brother Harry Bosch and his ex-wife and vet procicutor Maggie McPhereson must put the case together with little to no evidence to put the supposed killer behind bars.
Looking forward to Connelly's new book "The Black Box" with Harry Bosch coming end of November 2012.
Giles was great at separating the characters and did a great job.
Entertaining, Interesting, Suspenseful
Didn't have a favorite
Easy to listen to
No....I like to think about the story and imagine what is going to happen
Besides the music between chapters, this is a great Mickey Haller story. As indicated by the title, he swaps to the prosecuter's table, and does as well as when he's a defense attorney. With DNA evidence against him, Mickey still knows the right man was convicted, but has to rely on old eye witness testimonies.
With his ex-wife's and brother's help, he shines again.
I've read several of the Connelly "Harry Bosch" series and thought I would try this series out as well. Enjoyable - I will read more of this series. I was a bit let-down by the ending, but even so, I liked the characters and story development until the last 2 chapters. Felt kinda like Connelly just got tired of writing the story and so ended it abruptly. Maybe that's just me though - I don't see other folks with that same take on it as I read other reviewers.
but then Harry always seems to do that for me.Connelly has become a favorite. I loved Dick Hill's narrations of Harry Bosch but now I am OK with Peter Giles. His voice is good but he lacks the throat clearings and heavy sighs that endeared Dick Hll.
This book combines the two characters so well, and stretches the Haller character as he changes sides for this story. I hope that Connelly keeps developing this character.
Connelly is strictly a genre-writer: his characters are wooden, his dialogue dreadful. He never met an adverb he didn't like. The one thing he had going for him was, he was capable of some terrific plot twists. That doesn't happen here -- what you think was going to happen at the very beginning is what more or less happens. There are several clever potential twists introduced, but none of them goes anywhere. So you're left with nothing but characterization and dialogue, which is to say you're left with nothing at all. More competent than the awful Steig Larsson, but that's not saying much of anything.
This was the first Harry Bosch book I've listened to but it won't be my last. Loved the dynamic between the characters and it kept me interested until the last page.