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Switchblade: An Original Story | [Michael Connelly]

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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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 03-21-14
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Harry solves a very cold case."

    The publisher's summary tells more than I would; I don't like spoilers.

    This is Connelly and narrator Len Cariou at their best. I recommend this piece of Bosch's past.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Schimpf New Jersey 03-08-14
    Frank Schimpf New Jersey 03-08-14

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    "Where's the rest of it Michael??"
    Where does Switchblade rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great story. I was totally into the plot. Love Harry Bosch.
    I was very disappointed when it ended after 50 minutes (I know...it's posted).

    That story is far from over. What's the plan? We releasing this in stages?
    It's like Michael went on vacation and submitted it as is...

    Disappointed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Perris, CA, United States 02-13-14
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Gotta love Bosch"

    Great Bosch story, as usual. Too short but great for a little taste of Harry until the next full length novel comes out Len Cariou great as always.

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    Dennis Wabowden, MB, Canada 02-11-14
    Dennis Wabowden, MB, Canada 02-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I got caught here"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Len Cariou?

    I buy every book Connelly offers here.So I jumped on this right away.Only when I started listening did I find out it ended after 2 chapters.A short story!

    And it still seemed like the story was just beginning.But then I never buy short stories.


    Has Switchblade turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It taught me to watch for the length of whatever I'm buying.Why would I use 1 credit to buy a 50 minute short story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 02-03-14
    Nancy 02-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Wish it were full novel, but a great short story"
    What did you love best about Switchblade?

    , didn't want it to end wanted it to be a full novel.


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

    A great plot, again wish it was a full novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MissSusie66 01-20-14
    MissSusie66 01-20-14 Member Since 2010

    MissSusie

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    "Good Short story"

    This was a good short story and so happy to have Len Cariou back as Harry Bosch!

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    Aaron 01-15-14
    Aaron 01-15-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Sub Par"

    If you have read a few shorts by Connelly you already know what to expect.
    Knowing that... "Switchblade" still seems to come up wanting more.

    It echoes of previous stories to the point I was asking myself if I had already read this one.?

    Verdict: Skip it. You're not missing much.

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    Renata F. Barcelos 01-14-14

    “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” Tom Clancy

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    "Good story, terrible narrator"

    The story was okay, and I really missed Harry Bosh, but it was a struggle listening to the audiobook. The narrator's voice was very difficult to understand and sounded like a sick old man...

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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