Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.
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It would depend on which friend but if the friend liked fast paced mystery-thriller books, yes I would.
It certainly kept me engaged.
More than anything, he brings me Bosch. He sounds like I think Bosch should.
It was, but I couldn't. I listened every chance I got, though
I'm excited to have Bosch and Haller working together. I'd like to see Bosch loosen up a little but that's me.
Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?
I've read or listened to every book by Connelly. In my opinion, Titus Welliver is by far the best narrator of the 20 odd books in this series. Its only fitting since he plays Bosch in the new tv series. Bosch is a serious character with little emotion or humor. He does not suffer fools, even when they are his family. The narrator has to bring out his humanity without the benefit of a huge personality and Welliver delivers brilliantly.
In the Crossing, Bosch reluctantly agrees to review the murder book of a case his step brother, Mickey Haller of The Lincoln Lawyer fame, is currently working. He is reluctantant because active police forces regard defense attorneys as little better than the criminals they represent. As independent a character as Bosch has always been, he dreads being viewed by his former peers as a sellout. Even in the face of rampant police malpractice, intimidation, ineptitude and criminal behavior, he reluctantly works for an innocent man wo is framed by the police.
I understand Mr. Connelly was a crime reporter for many years. One of the reasons I love his books is the contrasting views he provides us of the justice system from the contrasting eyes of the detectives, press, prosecution, suspects and victims. It is always a complicated, frustrating process to write about. I appreciate the realism he brings to every novel.
So it's another great novel from America's king of police procedurals.
This is a wonderful read... I enjoyed it so much that I immediately looked for another Connelly novel read by Titus Welliver. Found only one other Bosch novel read by Welliver, "The Burning Room" which is another very good murder-mystery-suspense novel.
This story involves murder, mystery, courtroom drama and investigative suspense. That's Harry Bosch's niche. As described in the publisher's summary, Bosch's half brother Mickey Haller asks for his help with a case that he trusts that only Bosch's skills can help solve. Although Bosch wants to help his brother, crossing the isle to the defense side in the courtroom is difficult and leaves a bad taste in Bosch's mouth, but he does it and gets to the bottom of the mysteries the story holds. I thought the ending of this story was an unexpected twist/surprise.
I am a diehard Connelly fan and have read most of his novels. This is one of his better storylines. For sure, Titus Welliver is probably the best narrator of Connelly novels along with Dick Hill.
If you like a good story without too much "fluff" or unnecessary detours away from the story, then you will mostly likely love this listen. Not too many characters to keep sorted out, and the main characters are introduced in a memorable way.
OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!
I was very disappointed in the last Harry Bosch book, after buying ALL in the series. It was like someone had ghostwritten that story. But Connelly is back in this one. Plus, the best of his best are combined. "Lincoln Lawyer" Mickey Haller hires Harry as his investigator and the step-brothers really deliver! Even actor Titus Welliver does much better here than he did in the previous installment. Well played, Connelly!
The great thing about this book, I can't wait for the next. Michael does a superb job of taking Harry to the crossroads. The question is, where is the next chapter going.
Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.
This latest from Connelly in the Bosch series tangentially includes his brother-in-law Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer). It is no who-done-it, as a part of the narration is by the criminals. So one has to be satisfied with how Bosch uncovers them and survives life-threatening situations. Connelly's writing makes that worthwhile, but the narration is not up to my high expections from Audible. Titus Welliver isn't a bad narrator for Bosch, but he makes little or no effort to attach a new voice to different characters. That, together with his monotone, makes it hard to get excited about the story. I know he plays Bosch in the Amazon-produced series, but I got bored with his nonplussed portrayal there as well and found his interactions with others, especially with his girlfriend, unbelievable. I discontinued watching after two or three episodes.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
I had my fingers crossed that this new "Bosch" would be as good as the old ones and I was not disappointed. In fact, there were ways I enjoyed this more. . . Bosch is retired and his approach to solving the mystery better paced and introspective. Welliver did a respectable job of narrating this book, but the story stood center stage! A delightful day spent with Harry Bosch.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
All of Michael Connelly's books are in my Audible library. The Crossing includes both of Connelly's major characters, retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch and his half brother Mickey (Lincoln Lawyer) Haller with Bosch playing the larger role. In this novel Bosch goes over to the "dark side" (vs. police side) to try to determine if one of Haller's clients who is indicted for murder is really guilty. Bosch uses the same bloodhound talents that he has previously used as an LAPD detective.
The Crossing is an outstanding novel which is as good as any of the other 19 novels in the Harry Bosch series.
Narration is excellent although not quite as good as some prior narrators of the series such as Dick Hill.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
This book has the same excellent quality as all of Connelly's works. Welliver's narration is also excellent and is also complementary to his role as Bosch in the Amazon series. This was a wise move by the audio publisher.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Harry Bosch is retired from the LAPD and he is bored. He goes to work as a private investigator for his brother defense attorney Mickey Haller (the Lincoln Lawyer). The case is about a reformed gangbanger named Da’Quan Forster. He is accused of murdering Lexi Parks a well known city official. Bosch feels like a traitor working against the police, even though he is convinced that Forster is innocent.
The case is a classic whodunit, the complicated mystery pivots on one small clue. Connelly is a master story teller; the book is fast paced and loaded with suspense. The story has an Agatha Christy feel to it. The plot is complicated and twisting and builds the suspense until the reader can hardly stand it. I now know what crossing means in law enforcement jargon, but I will let you have the fun of discovery.
It is great to have both Bosch and Haller on the case. It was fun to follow Bosch on his investigation then watch Haller turn it into courtroom drama. Titus Welliver did okay as the narrator but I wish they would have kept one of the prior long term narrators I was use to listening too.
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