Michael Connelly just never seems to get boring. This story keeps you listening. If you liked the Lincoln Lawyer, you'll enjoy this story as well.
I love Michael Connelly's books. Harry Bosch is, by far, one of my favorite protagonists. He is a detective to his soul. Connelly knows how to write cop books. He is also very good at writing court room books. In this book, for the first time, he combines great detective work and fast paced court room action. I was surprised to see it listed as a Harry Bosch book, since he is not the only first person perspective you get, which has been the pattern in past books. If you have read or listened to past Connelly books, this won't let you down. I think of all the narrators from this series, Peter Giles is my favorite. This isn't the best of the series, but very solid. You won't regret the purchase.
Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller team up to solve a 24 year old murder and send a killer back to prison.... Police procedural, full of courtroom scenes, this is a story you can't put down.
Even though this book wasn't "action packed" I looked forward to listening to it whenever I got in the car. I love H. Bosch in Connelly's stories.
I could have gotten along very nicely with about 20% less book! This dragged ON - and ON - and ON in several plot areas - some of which never solidified and seemed to just be "hinted at". It has an ending that is both a surprise and a disappointment - - - but this is still worth the read.
Great story, credible, fast moving - I wanted it to never end. Highly recommend! I've read /listened to almost all of the Bosch and Haller series - and this one is my favorite one yet.
Michael Connelly is an extremely talented story teller and has written a bunch of great books, but this is his greatest sucess so far. Enough said.
I love Harry Bosch books, and was looking forward to this as I enjoyed Lincoln Lawyer too. I found it to be a boring court precedural, about as exciting as watching C-span. I was expecting more of a page turning experience like prior books. Ending was abrupt and disappointing too. It really pains me to give such a low rating as I really enjoyed all the other books and Michael Connelly is one of my favorite writers.
Connelly once again meets and exceeds high standards for the detective/thriller genre of novels. In this book, he marries two of his strongest characters, the attorney from the "Lincoln Lawyer" and, of course, Harry Bosch, who is Connelly's most prominent protagonist. If you are familiar with Connelly, I need not say more. And if you are not, you must introduce yourself to his work. He provides the right balance of detail and brevity in the foundation for legal and law enforcement procedures to keep the reader focused on the action. He is always an excellent read as well as an excellent "listen" if you can not sit to enjoy reading the book yourself.
As with just about all Micheal Connelly books, I really enjoyed it. But it is really more of a Mickey Haller book then a Harry Bosch book.
The plot really moves along, switching from 1st person Mickey Haller to 3rd person for other sections. As with many Micheal Connelly books, characters from his other novels make appearances.
Peter Giles did a good job with the narration but for the Bosch, I prefer Len Cariou.