Six months ago Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him and then hired maverick defense attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits.
Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery.
The difference is this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Leland Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side', as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career.
Read by the star of Bosch, Titus Welliver.
©2015 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2015 Hachette Audio
In addition to the gripping story, the development of the relationships between Bosch and Haller ans Bosch and his daughter.
I did not like the narrator. He used the same voice for all the characters. Once or twice I thought Haller was speaking when it was Bosch and vice versa.
It was good to have both Bosch and Haller together in one novel.
I have listened to or read everything that Michael has written. This is probably his lowest moment. The plot is extremely improbable and at the same time predictable because it follows the old rogue cop plot that has been used so many times before.
This is so bad that I have difficulty in believing that Michael wrote this
The new John Grisham
I will continue to listen to Michael Connelly because he is such a great story teller. I just hope he can recover from this sad effort.
"Joining the dark side is hard to do"
Bosch and his brother defence attorney Mickey Haller have joined forces, in what is a first for Bosh. Working for the defence is not something a detective does lightly, the department frowns on this and is considered a form of treason. The adversarial atmosphere invades all logic or understanding of truth or fairness, but Harry wants to find the truth and tells everyone that he will let the chips fall where they may.
A good solid story with lots of procedural, forensics and some court time, the politics and the bickering are kept to a minimum and so is the romancing. This is about investigating, finding and proving a case.
Classic Bosch dry with a twist of lemon and some Wynton Marsalis on the side.
I personally like the reading of this book it has no histrionics and is delivered dispassionately, like you imagine Harry Bosch would do it.
"Half a good detective story"
This had me gripped until about halfway when the killers' motives and the silly connections began to unravel. Process and psychology of Bosch excellent, although the (now obligatory in American detective fiction) two dimensional relationship with his daughter was superfluous snd boring. Great voice but not one of his best in terms of story
Excellent pace and tone in the performance
of this spellbinding tale of believable characters and plausible situations. Great mix of detective and courtroom. Sustained me well through a couple of long bike rides.
"Another brilliant book!!"
So much of the enjoyment of a book is in the narration. It's not that I didn't LIKE Titus Welliver, but more that I have become accustomed to hearing more gritty voice of say Dick Hill or Len Cariou. That's not to say that after not too long, you forget it's not the same voice and the story takes over, but I'm a bit OCD about things and I like to hear one voice read all the stories! So just 4* as he isn't what I'm familiar with - not his fault!
I've just binge-listened to the last four HB books one after the other! What a treat! I'm not sure how I'm going to cope without his grizzly gritty view of the world! I was interested to see where this book would take him after the end of the last book and I wasn't disappointed. If you already enjoy listening to the HB saga, then you won't be disappointed. If you are new to him, my wholehearted recommendation is that you start at the beginning. His past is obviously so much of who he is now, you can only truly understand if you go through it with him. It's worth it!
"Great crime novel, great narrator"
Started a little slow but picked up pace very quickly. Good characters, great plot. Very engaging crime novel
"Harry Fighting the other corner"
Another excellent episode in the Harry Bosch series, really worth listening to, really untreated to where Harry's career will go next....
I really enjoyed The Crossing as an audiobook, Connelly is my favourite writer and Titus Wallner does an incredible job as a narrator. This is the first time that I have really enjoyed listening above reading.
"Harry at his best"
Joining Harry up with the Lincoln Lawyer - what could be better?
Once I started I just didn't want to stop listening
Narration, works so smoothly, brings story to life
There should be more films!!!
"An excellent books"
I really enjoyed this book, it had a twist in the tail and didn't end as I expected
"Top tier Bosch"
A compelling story and Titus Welliver absolutely nails the narration. One of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've listened too.
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