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Switchblade: An Original Story

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant. Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.
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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten in this original story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant.

Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

Determined to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves, Bosch has one chance to wrench a confession out of a cold-blooded killer, or risk letting him walk free for good.

In this gripping, never-before-published story by "master of the crime thriller" (Huffington Post ) Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch quenches his thirst for justice and shows why he is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

©2014 Michael Connelly (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 12-29-15
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 12-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Short Story"

    This was a good short story. I read one of the books in the series and wasn't blown away by it, but I may try and give the series another shot based on this. The ending had a twist I didn't see coming and I liked how it came together; plus, I always enjoy the cold case books and the forensic details that are essential to the plot. The narration was good as well.

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    Carol 12-10-15
    Carol 12-10-15
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    "Hated this one"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Len Cariou?

    I like the Bosch series, but this narrator was horrible and boring. I gave up trying to listen to it after just 30 minutes!


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    P. Giorgio Illinois 11-11-15
    P. Giorgio Illinois 11-11-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Great"

    A perfect short story-. plus + in and out in less than 1 hr. Detail-rich, some tension and surprise, yet faithful to the Bosch character.

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    Dennis LITTLETON, CO, United States 11-10-15
    Dennis LITTLETON, CO, United States 11-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Too Short!"

    I regret having used a full credit for one-tenth the book. I am a huge Bosch fan

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    hspskm 06-23-15
    hspskm 06-23-15
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    "First Connelly Dissappointment"
    Any additional comments?

    Cariou is Harry Bosh. He was, as usual, excellent.

    I am a huge Connelly fan. I've read all of his books to-date and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. When I discovered this and a couple of other short-stories, I was eager to get my next dose. After listening to it, I feel let down. The story builds in typical Harry Bosch fashion and then it ends. The impression I was left with was this was either a concept for a future book that the author found and released or that he was past a deadline and had to get it submitted, so he ended it where he was.

    Still a Connelly fan, but disappointed.

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    Michael J. Jaquez 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Bosch"

    Good story overall. Not as riveting as some of connelly's others. I adore Len's delivery.

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    Bruce R. Baral LONG BEACH, CA USA 04-28-15
    Bruce R. Baral LONG BEACH, CA USA 04-28-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great way to kill an hour"

    Engrossing tale from a great story teller.
    A mini version of one of his books. Makes for a quick listen when all you have time for is a quicky.

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    Andrew McIntosh San Diego, CA United States 04-24-15
    Andrew McIntosh San Diego, CA United States 04-24-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Too short...."

    Didn't realize it was a short story. Not a bad story, just didn't have character development that his other novels do.

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    Maggie 03-16-15
    Maggie 03-16-15
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    "Good short story"

    Enjoyable. I really like this short story, like everything Michael Connelly writes. Well worth the purchase. The performance was equally good.

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    Ali J ! Canada 03-08-15
    Ali J ! Canada 03-08-15

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    "Great story."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Great short read. The story is super and what's even better is that it is narrated by Len Cariou. Too bad the current Harry Bosch books are being destroyed by using other narrators.


    What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

    Len has a great voice. He does a great job with the voices and the narration parts.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth it. This short story is great to read after you read the Mickey Haller - The Gods of Guilt.

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