Jackson, TN, United States | Member Since 2000
Neon Rain marks the first appearance of Dave Robicheaux, Burke's idealistic Cajun cop. I've read/listened to all of the books in the series but had somehow missed this one. I encourage everyone who likes Burke's flawed detective to listen to The Neon Rain, by doing so you will gain insight into Dave's earlier life, and why he lives like he does.
Dave Robicheaux doesn't mess around. When he hears that he may be on someones hit list, he doesn't skulk and sneak around, trying to find out what's going on. Not Dave! He goes and asks the guy directly. He has a lot to deal with in this book; a dead girl, mobsters, drug and gun runners, kidnapping, a questionable partner, a new girlfriend, his own demons; and in the end he does pretty well, but probably not in the way you would expect.
The Neon Rain is a dream come true, a detective novel that bridges the gap to serious fiction with marvelous characters, an intricate plot, and lyrical prose. This is a novel I really admire.
In the top 50.
Yes I would. Harry Bosch of The Drop is an intelligent and incorruptible cop.
Len Cariou has become the voice of Bosch. I recently re-read The Black Echo and I all I could hear in my head was Len Cariou's voice taking the place of my own. Cariou adds belief and atmosphere.
Any moment Harry had with is daughter.
Connelly continues to give us suspense, integrity and discipline in the character of Harry Bosch. Harry is like a favorite uncle to me. There are few book characters that I always remember, but Bosch will be one of them. I was happy to see Bosch's nemesis Irvin Irving playing a part in the drop, but I also felt the case of Irving's son's suicide was a disjointed part of the story.
Still, a great entry into the continuing sage of Harry and Maddie Bosch.
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