If you like Connelly and Bosch this is a good one, but not outstanding. Story does take some interesting twists and turns to keep you hooked.
The latest installment of Michael Connelly's irascible homicide detective, Harry Bosch, is nothing if not superb. The usual elements are there; spot on terminology, methodology and technology; self important department brass; internal politics; a victim whose death is not a cold statistic to the hero, and his dogged determination to see justice done ('everyone counts, or no one counts..."), even for a 20 year old victim.
If you are a fan of Connelly's creation, you can't help but admire the consistently and expertly crafted novels he writes. From "Black Ice," the first Harry Bosch book right, up to "The Black Box," the latest installment, each book is seamless. Characters are well drawn, the plots believable and taut and the tension held at a steady pace throughout. With a little humor thrown in, but not gratuitously, each book is a gem in it's own right.
If you like a good read, well done, The Black Box is a good place to start.
This is the first time ever I have not finished a Michael Connelly book. Each time I placed a CD in to listen to the story, I thought of the definition of insane: doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Michael McConnohie's droning, boring, unpleasant voice was not going to change. Who cares what happens in the book? I put myself out of my misery and listened to another book.
I am an attorney and author in Jefferson City, MO.
about the middle 40% or so.
The Sandford Prey series. Like the Prey series, this series focuses on one cop, and one set of methods.
I feel like he knows and understand's Bosch.
Cold cases can burn you too...
The only thing I didn't like is the fact that the female character in the book never has her motivation explained. Other than that, it was terrific.
I enjoyed the story
Great -- am so glad there is a new narrator for Bosch
No-- maybe get it on video to watch at home
Narrator was huge improvement over former Bosch narrators but the story was only so-so.
I didn't read the print version, but I prefer listening to this kind of story.
Yes, there are plot turns that keep the excitement high.
Harry's daughter, Mandy.
No, not extreme. No tears or laughter. I liked the whole thing & I'm very glad he is dating Hannah.
I'm eager for my next dose of Harry & company.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
I look forward to each new installment of the Harry Bosch books, and I am almost never disappointed with the results. They are great mysteries with real life type characters, problems, and solutions. I don't think a series of mystery books gets better than those about Harry Bosch.
Yes. Connelly's Bosch books are the best!!!
I had one problem with this book. About 2/3 of the way through the book, the narration speeded up quite noticeably. I could still understand what was said but I had to listen very carefully. After about 20 minutes, it slowed down to a ridiculous degree for about 1 minute and then went back to normal and stayed that way for the rest of the book. Had not had that problem before nor have I had it since.
I would, but only because I have read and listened to many by Michael Connelly. I was not impressed by the reader at all.
The reader made it all seem very flat.
Again, the reader made it seem flat, not interesting. I simply could not get into the plot.
This was a disappointment based upon my previous experience with Michael Connelly,