With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job...and his life.
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©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)
I thoroughly enjoyed the story line of this book. It kept my attention and I looked forward to picking up where I left off each time.
I did not anticipate the ending. I was glad the character Harry Bosch grows in a personal aspect.
I enjoy the character's sense of humor and sarcasm.
This was a typical Michael Connelly. I enjoy listening to his books as I have yet to listen to one that I do not like. I would saw that this was one that is an absolute must but it was enjoyable to say the least.
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This book has a good story line once you finally get into the plot. I felt that it took way too long to get to the meat of the story. For instance, the book comes in two parts. However, I did not start to get involved in the book until part 2. That is way too much time to take before you can really feel like the book is something you will enjoy.
The only reason why I would recommend reading this book is because the second half really gets in to the plot and has a lot of interesting turns of events. The ending was excellent - I am glad I continued listening to the book to the end because it is well worth the time invested. I did not give this book five stars because I felt it took too long for me to be pulled in to the story line.
I always read the reviews before I use my precious credit. There were so many raves about this Harry Bosch character that I threw my lot in and purchased the book. I think for a newcomer to this series, probably reading from introduction or 1st book would be best. It took me two months to complete, not because I am illiterate, but because you have to sort out who's who, etc., to the point that I lost interest, came back, lost interest. From the middle to the conclusion, it was not such a bad listen, but not creditworthy.
The plot was well thought out and Dick Hill did a great job of narrating. It's a novel that has a lot of introspection on the part of the main character. I honestly enjoyed the book but felt a bit let down at the end. Perhaps because I wanted there to be more, perhaps because it seems as though the the answers no longer were as important, I'm not sure. This is why I only gave it 4 stars.
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Not a masterpiece, just a simple book. Good enough for my long commute driving. I like Michael Connelly, I think I am going to buy more of his books.
Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch is the man. Love these books. I did not actually "read" them in order as they were written, but no matter....never get enough of these stories.
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