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Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9 Audiobook

Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

Only the money was real. Four years ago, LAPD detective Harry Bosch was on a movie set, asking questions about the murder of a young production assistant, when an armored car arrived with $2 million cash for use in a heist scene. In a life-imitates-art firestorm, a gang of masked men converged on the delivery and robbed the armored car with guns blazing. Bosch got off a shot that struck one of the robbers as their van sped away, but the money was never recovered. And the young woman's murder was in the stack of unsolved-case files Bosch carried home the night he left the LAPD.

Now Bosch moves full-bore back into that case, determined to find justice for the young woman. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear in the guilty, he learns afresh how brutally indifferent the world can be. But something draws him on, past humiliation and harassment. It's not just that the dead woman had no discernible link to the robbery. Nor is it his sympathy for the cops who took the case over, one of them killed on duty and the other paralyzed by a bullet in the same attack. With every conversation and every thread of evidence, Bosch senses a larger presence, an organization bigger than the movie studios and more ruthless than even the LAPD. The part of Bosch that will never back down finds as fatal an opponent as he's ever encountered - and there's no guarantee that Bosch will survive the showdown ahead.

Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.

©2003 Hieronymus Inc.; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks, a division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Mystery, Fiction, 2004

"It's never pretty watching Harry [Bosch] edge toward connection with those he loves and then back away...but it just may be the most compelling train wreck in crime fiction." (Booklist, Starred Review)
"This exciting procedural is as good as any in the series." (Publishers Weekly)

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    RLH 01-29-13
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    "One of my favorite Bosch books"

    In addition to it's compelling plot, Lost Light provides a nice chunk of Harry's personal back story. Another credit well spent.

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    M. Dewitt 01-19-13
    M. Dewitt 01-19-13

    I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too.

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    "Buy this One"
    If you could sum up Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9 in three words, what would they be?

    Necessary for series


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really. I enjoyed the plot but it wasn't as suspenseful as some prior books. That said, if
    you're reading in order this is a must read.


    What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

    His performance of Cross, and he gives a performance. I imagine it was difficult to perform that character. Some reviewers say it grates on them, but that's what someone sounds like on a machine. Cariou did an amazing job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last chapter


    Any additional comments?

    This book is vital to the continuity of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-25-12
    Morgan Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Twists Galore"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh yes, in this story there were three crimes all connected with many characters and many different scenes. It felt fast paced because Harry was so determined to solve this. He put himself in suspenseful situations, that always had you wondering.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very last. In Vegas.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, most of the Bosch stories I'll listen outside of my daily commute.


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    Sheila Washington, DC Area 10-30-12
    Sheila Washington, DC Area 10-30-12 Member Since 2009

    Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.

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    "Enjoyable Read"
    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the story, and the showdown at the end had me clued to my seat. I really like Harry Bosch, and enjoyed learning how the character was coping first time out without a badge. Glad Len Carious and not Peter Jay Fernandez was the narrator.

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    George Paulden, AZ, United States 10-06-12
    George Paulden, AZ, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    Great Book. We need More books like this one. The read was great but I wished they would of used the same one for all Mr. Connelly Books

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    Daniel K. 09-05-12
    Daniel K. 09-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome"

    Michael Connelly at his best. Good story, love the Harry Bosch character. Kept me amused through my whole commute.

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    Tom Spencer United States 08-13-12
    Tom Spencer United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Bosch at his best"
    What did you love best about Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9?

    Bosch never gives up. No matter the obstacles, the twists and turns and the
    false leads, Bosch finds the way !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch never stops giving. He has limitless surprises in his character.


    What does Len Cariou bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Cariou is Bosch. Bosch is Cariou.
    Len captures every aspect of the Bosch character and it is tough to
    believe another Bosch narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The depravity of the killer shakes you. He could be anyone you meet.
    You ask yourself repeatedly: " is this pure evil inevitably with us --- always?
    Will we never be completely safe? Who can we completely trust? Where does
    evil come from? Where does it go?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GeeBLate Knoxville, TN USA 08-13-12
    GeeBLate Knoxville, TN USA 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Harry Bosch at his best"

    If you are a Harry Bosch fan, you won't be disappointed with this one. Great story and performance except for the voice of the disabled cop Laughton Cross. The raspy, breathy voice was almost too authentic and painful to listen to. But may be just me, A great listen

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    Tom 07-12-12
    Tom 07-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Bosch's POV"

    Harry Bosch walked out of the Hollywood Division at the end of the last book. He didn't know what he was going to do, but we did. When he left he took with him copies of every cold case he couldn't forget. Connelly changed perspective in this novel. Finally we get to hear the story from Bosch's first-person viewpoint. I welcomed the change and encourage him to keep it up.

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    Michael ARCADIA, CA, United States 07-01-12
    Michael ARCADIA, CA, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant, Incisive, an Absolute Pleasure!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9 to be better than the print version?

    Don't know. I never read--just listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character of Harry Bosch is likeable, wise and moral. The political subplot is current and topical. Harry has problems, but they never compromise his better judgment. He doesn't have to go through hell to get his point across. (Though his problems are problematic!)


    What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

    Everything. Cariou's delivery is exquisite, perfect. He captures character more in attitude than inflection and that keeps me from getting confused. He doesn't overact, and trusts the text. He's a brilliant reader. (I've been a fan for many, many years, but this is all true). I hope he reads other titles by Connelly


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Homeland Insecurity.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first Michael Connelly novel. Impressive writing skills. Brilliant technique. I enjoyed it immensely and will return for many more servings I can assure you! The flow, the pacing, the tension, the action, it was all great. He revealed details and clues masterfully. I noticed one extremely minor technical mistake in the LA demographics, but hey, nobody's perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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