Purple Cane Road is the best of the Burke/ Robicheaux Series(4) that I have read so far.
The quest for the truth about his mother and addressing the harm that was done to her.
Nick Sullivan gave the narration clarity and the characters personality. I much prefer his narration as compared to the mouth full of mush narration of Will Patton as for example in Neon Rain.
Justice in the cane fields.
The kidnapping of a suspect with a subsequent coerced confession has to be totally revised. This part of the story is the core of the entire book and surely does not do justice to Harry Bosch. Almost as incredible is causing a pilot to crash a helicopter by firing a few shots in the air.Michael Connelly must have gotten lazy on this one. He must have been under pressure to get another book out quickly.The author who has provided such great entertainment in the past needs to be given a mulligan for this lapse. His fans will want him to try again.
I have read all of Michael Connelly's novels and this is by far the most disappointing. This is the first Bosch novel that I have listened to but I think the poor quality of the story is much more significant than the narration which I consider satisfactory. I love the Bosch novels and would love to read/listen to another if the author can come up with some new ideas. It appears to me that Harry's daughter is being groomed to take over when Bosch and Mickey Haller move on.
As long as there are murder mysteries hopefully Connelly will continue to walk the beat.
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