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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Sometimes the appetizer or dessert is the best part of the meal. This short story stands on its own, complete, complete with a twist, and strong identification with the pain and suffering experienced by those who come into contact with the killer. Bosch suffers as well, like a ship in a storm, but he shoulders aside the threatening waves, and is relentless, he only asks for the opportunity and authority to pursue. The great chef published this story because he knew he had created something delicious that we would appreciate and would not want to miss.
This could have been a subplot in a Harry Bosch novel. It all came together nicely and did span quite a bit of time in less than an hour of listening. Harry as usual pieces things together and closes another case.
this story was short. only 2 chapters but I still liked it. I never saw it coming that the ex wife was assisting the unsolved unit in keeping her ex-husband locked up..
this book was way too short for a full audible credit. I was done with the book and no more than 30 minutes. I don't think that that is right and I think I should get my credit back. This was one short story there should at least be in for more in order to earn my credit. I am not satisfied
Story seems embryonic, undeveloped/underdeveloped. Even if author was aiming for O. Henry-inspired ending, that was ineffective for me.
Narrator (L. Carriou) adequate, but not among my favourites of the Bosch-series narrators. Even in this brief piece, narrator Carriou manages once again through his voiceovers to stereotype characters in stilted, outdated, often demeaning ways. (I did not notice this tendency in the other narrators, or when I previously read the hardcover book versions on my own. I find it quite annoying).
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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