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The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 Audiobook

The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.
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Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border and into the center of a complex and lethal game - one in which Harry is the next and likeliest victim.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 07-12-13
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 07-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Hooked on Connelly and Bosch Tales!"

    I've said it before, so I won't belabor. . . Connelly's crime tales are superb and Dick Hill's narration only makes them better. Black Ice was really, really good! If you like detective stories, you'll like this one. I'm heading down the slippery slope of buying all of Connelly's novels! Hooked!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    J.B. Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 06-26-15
    J.B. Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2009

    Reading, the arts and physical activity clarify, explain, illustrate, and interpret life’s goods and bads.

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    "Saxophone, Sex and Solipism"

    Prior to my last read, which just happened to be the first in the Michael Connelly Harry Bosch series I had not previously read a Bosch story. Now here we are at book 2, The Black Ice. I had seen a test pilot program on Amazon Instant Video proposing to serialize the Bosch genre and thought the man (Bosch) has some infirmities akin to my frailties. Could a mere detective series give me a platform of reading that would provide me with introspective? Connelly does not just write cliffhanger stories, but puts true human emotions to work in developing his plots and narratives. So yes, Bosch in The Black Ice provides more than just the simple pleasures of reading. It provides an opportunity for solipsism.

    In the immediate story, The Black Ice, Connelly, takes Bosch into three or four different story plots all dovetailing throughout the novel; but keeps the reader on top of all the subplots and all in all makes for an acceptable story line. Of course, we still get the Bosch sexual escapades and an introduction into saxophone jazz. What more can one want from a pleasure listen?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-15-15 Member Since 2015

    I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.

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    "Read this book and immediately jumped to the next"

    Just plain fun. Not a lot of substance, but very captivating and well-written.

    I went right on to the next in the series, which is just as good. I'm also listening to the Lincoln Lawyer series which ties in later in the chronology of the Bosch universe. I'm very happy with Connelly's storytelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 03-25-13
    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 03-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Connelly's Best"

    I always enjoy following Harry Bosch around on his insightful wild card adventures, but this time he strikes me as the only interesting character, surrounded by a bunch of deadbeats. He doesnt quite manage to make up for the lack of interest inspired by the rest. Perhaps because its one of the earlier books in the series. This book's not a keeper.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Clermont, FL, United States 09-08-12
    Terry Clermont, FL, United States 09-08-12
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    "Page Turner (well....hypothetically speaking}"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend any of the Harry Bosch series to my friends. Harry is not a likeable guy but you end up liking him.


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

    I so wanted to know who was doing all the kills but I had a hunch. Of course, I was wrong.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    I like him


    Was The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 worth the listening time?

    Absolutely worth my time. I got to understand Harry better after knowing where he came from.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 12-19-10
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 12-19-10 Member Since 2015

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Better than the first book"

    Well, I'm very glad I continued with this series. This book is much much better than the first one. There are no silly politics, and very little complaining about the past... Harry just does what he needs to do, even though it is clear he is carrying a lot of baggage around with him.

    The characters' behaviors make sense. The plot makes sense. Harry makes sense. All in all a very satisfying police procedural (even though some of the procedures might be outside the lines). And I'm definitely on to the next in the series.

    The narration is very good, and sounds just like what you'd expect Harry to sound like. The story has some references to events in the earlier book, but stands completely alone and is wrapped up nicely in the end so you're not left hanging.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Turner's Husband, Wayne 06-14-09 Member Since 2007
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    "better than Black Echo"

    This is a sit on the edge of the seat, turn up the volumn, and drive around the city one more time story. five stars is all that is allowed - but it is a six.

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    Dottie B. Washington DC 01-11-10
    Dottie B. Washington DC 01-11-10 Member Since 2006

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    "I couldn't finish this"

    There were parts of the book that were quite exciting. However, there was a lot of tedium to wade through, and too many stereotypical bad guys. I just could not finish it. I was a bit too bored.

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    Steve 02-05-16
    Steve 02-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "As a second book it still held strong. Good read."

    i highly recommend the first two books in this series. i will probably buy the next one too.

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    Gary L. Richardson 12-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A Good Harry Bosch Entry"

    Harry is still working Hollywood Division in this installment when a murder happens. This one takes Harry south of the border to figure out what happened while fighting the department along the way. Good story and a twist you won't see coming. Well done. Narration is typical Dick Hill..which means excellent character depiction. I enjoyed it.

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    "Harry Bosh as good as always"

    This was probably my 10th audiobook by Michael Connelly and I enjoyed it as much as all previous ones. The plot is not too complicated to keep a track of it even when listening shorts parts now and then but still very catchy and well written. I listen audiobooks mostly when running and MC is my most popular author. The last but not the least at all is Dick Hill's performance. His voice helped me to visualise Harry from the first moment - an old veteran with own principles and strong personality. If you want to listen to intelligent and not too complicated detective stories Harry Bosh is definitely your man.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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