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The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 | [Michael Connelly]

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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Elisabeth Durham, NC, United States 01-07-13
    Elisabeth Durham, NC, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the Best"

    I love Michael Connelly's writing and usually give his books a solid 4 star rating. I am giving Black Ice 3 stars because the story just was not as compelling as usual. Not bad, just not up to standard if you are a Connelly fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis canyon lake, TX, United States 12-02-12
    Phyllis canyon lake, TX, United States 12-02-12
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    "good listen"

    I started the series out of order and listened to this one first. I love this character. He is a very complex man that I look forward to knowing more about

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanna New York, NY, United States 12-01-12
    Jeanna New York, NY, United States 12-01-12
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    "perfect combination"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love character development, and Michael Connelly does a great job with Harry Bosch. Dick Hill adds depth to that character development by giving a voice to Harry. Along with it you have an intriguing story with twists and turn that had my attention from start to finish. I read the first in this series but after listening to this one, I will only be listening to the rest. The way Dick Hill brings Michael Connelly's characters to life is addictive and leaves me wanting more Harry Bosch.


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

    I listened while commuting to work and would find myself wishing the drive was longer so I would have to stop listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 09-27-12
    Farrell 09-27-12
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    "Farfetched?"

    The story is a bit farfetched (too complex for reality) but the pace is good if you can suspend disbelief it's a worthwhile listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RVA Annapolis, Maryland 09-10-12
    RVA Annapolis, Maryland 09-10-12 Member Since 2011

    RustyV in Maryland

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    "Bosch alway grabs my interest"
    What did you love best about The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2?

    Some books leave me dejected and depressed. Bosch always leaves me hopeful that someone cares. I enjoy the "read" and find it difficult to put down.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not


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

    Wanted to and almost did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Louisville, KY, United States 08-20-12
    Roger Louisville, KY, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story and delivery"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the 4th of Michael Connelly's books that I have listened to - started with The Poet and the The Narrows (Harry Bosch series). I then started at the beginning of the Harry Bosch set (this is the 2nd one). A great story with outstanding narration.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - The Black Echo and The Concrete Blonde in the Harry Bosch set. Very well done.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Johan Centurion South Africa 08-20-12
    Johan Centurion South Africa 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 the most enjoyable?

    I have listened quote some Michael Connelly books. There is always a twist in the tale. It is wonderful entertainment.


    What did you like best about this story?


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?


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


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candice 08-06-12
    Candice 08-06-12
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    "I'm Hooked on Harry Bosch"

    I love Harry Bosch because, although he antagonizes almost everyone around him, he is honest, principled, and good at what he does. Michael Connelly keeps your interest, and there are always twists and turns. Just when you think you know, you find out you're wrong.

    And Dick Hill is one of my favorite narrators. One thing that I really love is how he does female voices. Instead of going to a higher pitch like some readers do, which annoys me like nails on a chalkboard, he slightly softens his voice. It takes a lot of talent to be able to change tone for each character so that they all remain recognizable individuals.

    Michael Connelly is a great writer, and I recommend any of his books. But he has me hooked on Harry right now. I read a couple of the Bosch series out of order, then decided to go back and start with the first one and listen to them all in order. Either way, you don't feel lost if you start in the middle, or near the end, because Connelly weaves Harry's background into the current story. I just wish there were more, but I'll read anything he comes out with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike CORONA, CA, United States 08-06-12
    Mike CORONA, CA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A solid Bosch installment"
    Would you listen to The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 again? Why?

    No - I don't listen to books twice - I already knows whats going to happen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot twists and surprises.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Bosch


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some of the descriptions of torture and murder can be a bit disturbing.


    Any additional comments?

    Dick Hill is fantastic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Arlington, TX, United States 08-06-12
    Judy Arlington, TX, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not great for holding by attention"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I almost quit listening in the middle of it. I finiished just because I decided I'd better find out how it ended.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Connelly? Why or why not?

    This is the 2nd one I have listened to, and it will probably be the last.


    Do you think The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not for me, although the ending wasn't great.


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  • Matthew Rayner
    Kent, UK
    7/17/09
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    "Another great book from Micheal Connolly"

    This book, much like Black Echo, is extremely well written and the narration is top rate... I will definately be buying the rest of the books in this series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. Hyams
    Lancashire UK
    9/30/09
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    "Black Ice - unseen brilliance"

    Keen fan of Hammett and Chandler and I have read many Ian Rankins, but much preferred this.
    Thought it was time to try another crime author and the Harry Bosch story did not disappoint. Well read firstly, good selection of "voices" which always helps. Plot was complicated and kept on moving at a pace. To me the characters were well thought out and LA had a modern but grimy feel as portrayed by Chandler and Philip Marlowe etc.

    As soon as I have written this, I will download another Michael Connelly.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • chris
    London, United Kingdom
    6/21/10
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    "Entertaining, compelling and well narrated"

    Another in the Harry Bosch series with the usual successful formula of a maverick ex-Nam cop and the pathos of his personal life. It's not necessary to listen to them all in order, although it helps (Black Echo is the first). The LA setting is as compelling now as it was in Chandler's day and the plot has enough twists and turns to satisfy the cynical listener without too much suspension of disbelief. The narration was particular good on this recording. Enjoy them all!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • steffen
    newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom
    4/21/15
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    "Brilliant!"

    Had dipped in and out of the Bosch books but have started at the beginning and glad I did.

    Treat yourself and listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, United Kingdom
    4/30/13
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    "Interesting!!! a good read....`"

    "Fun book"
    It was a light fun book.
    Got many giggles from some of the ridiculous situations... It's been a while since I enjoyed this much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ivan
    Gallowstree Common, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    THEIL-RABIER, France
    4/7/13
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    "A typically good Michael Connelly"

    The problem is you get hooked on an author and just keep going back for more. It never ceases to amaze me that his plots aren't facsimiles of each other... they are all completely different. I am amazed he can remember which major character is which as he has a number of regular "heros", Michael Connelly as good as ever, thoroughly recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen
    aberdeen, aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
    11/9/10
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    "kathleen"

    Once again i enjoyed Harry Bosch. Well done Michael CONNELLY.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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