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The Narrows: Harry Bosch Series, Book 10 | [Michael Connelly]

The Narrows: Harry Bosch Series, Book 10

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years: the one that tells her the Poet has returned. Years ago she worked on the famous case, tracking down the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten Robert Backus, the killer who called himself the Poet, and apparently he has not forgotten her either.
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Publisher's Summary

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years: the one that tells her the Poet has returned. Years ago she worked on the famous case, tracking down the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten Robert Backus, the killer who called himself the Poet, and apparently he has not forgotten her either.

Harry Bosch gets a call, too. The former LAPD detective hears from the wife of an old friend who has recently died. The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep, and lead him into a terrifying, bewildering situation.

So begins the most compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written. The Narrows places Harry Bosch in league with Rachel Walling, at odds with the FBI and squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles' history. What follows is a taut and tantalizing mystery that has Harry Bosch racing from the hostile vistas of the Nevada desert to the glittering Las Vegas strip to the dark corners of Los Angeles.

Through it all, Bosch works at his newfound life as father to a young daughter, balancing the deepest love he has ever felt with his own sense of mission and his profound awareness of evil.

Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.

©Hieronymus, Inc.; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"Michael Connelly's best crime novel since City of Bones." (The New York Times)
"A dynamite plot, fully flowered characters, and a meticulous attention to the details of investigative procedure....Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Matthew SAN BERNARDINO, CA, United States 06-28-07
    Matthew SAN BERNARDINO, CA, United States 06-28-07 Listener Since 2006
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    "Captivating"

    This book really hit a home run with me, based mostly in Los Angeles and Las Vegas made this story real in my mind. Harry Bosch is at it again, with FBI Agent Rachel Walling hunting for The Poet, a serial killing phsycopath with Walling's number. The imagery of this audio book keeps me in my car listening long after I reach my destination. Michael Connelly's incredible writing coupled with Len Cariou's narration made this a great experience.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Fremont, NE, United States 10-13-05
    Tim Fremont, NE, United States 10-13-05 Member Since 2004

    Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres.

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    "Great 'continuation' of Bloodwork and The Poet"

    First of all, let me say that one of the books that 'sets up' The Narrows - 'Bloodwork' is one of the best suspense reads of all time. It was that book that hooked me on Connelly.

    This is a great continuation of that story. You get caught up right in the beginning with some great hooks. Connelly's characters are real and have depth. Bosch is up there with the great characters of this and similar genres (Clancy's Jack Ryan comes to mind).

    Anyway - don't know if I can say anthing that hasn't already been said, but even if you've not read Bloodwork, this is a great and satisfying read. If you've got lots of time on your hand, buy The Poet, Bloodwork AND The Narrows and read them all back to back. You won't be disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Cincinnati, OH, USA 07-17-05
    Ann Cincinnati, OH, USA 07-17-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Another Connelly Winner"

    When I read the preview and saw that this was the next chapter in the Poet story I wondered if it would really work or if it was Connelly needing to get out another book. Many times books like this dont work especially with such a strong start like the Poet. Happily I'll admit I shouldnt be such a skeptic. Connelly is a great author and each book always seems to stand so well on its own. Great listen. If you havent read the Poet - buy both and you wont get much sleep until you finish them both!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Holt, MI, USA 01-28-05
    Jennifer Holt, MI, USA 01-28-05
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    "Good Book! Bad Music!"

    The reader and the story line were great. The special effect noises, sounds, and music I could have done without.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne DeLand, FL, United States 12-02-06
    Suzanne DeLand, FL, United States 12-02-06 Member Since 2004

    * love to work (nursing informatics) * love dogs * love speed * listen to books constantly *

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    "Really Really Good!"

    Just a pleasure to listen to top to bottom.
    The author makes you feel like you know the characters. They are not just jumping from place to place, crisis to crisis, but they are alive, living and breathing. I am now looking for more books by this author. He writes EXACTLY what I want to hear, and how I want to hear it in an audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E. Anderson Utah 02-01-06
    E. Anderson Utah 02-01-06 Member Since 2003

    stormnangel

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    "Very Disappointing"

    The writing in this book was very intermediate and read more like a manual with step by step instructions than a story. The flow was choppy and the plot was very predictable and slow. It took the author a very long time to get to where you knew he was going. The end was known long before it happened and was very anti-clamtic. The characters were unintelligent and talked to the reader assuming they were stupid as well. This book was slow, un-thrilling, and the writing too forced and choppy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Theodore Decastri Jr. Nashville, TN 10-08-04
    Theodore Decastri Jr. Nashville, TN 10-08-04 Member Since 2004

    Ted

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    "Decent mystery in first person"

    I enjoyed this story and the reader. It is one of the first mysteries I have listened to and one of the first I have heard from the first person perspective. The story does not leap out at me as fantastic, but it is decent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Harris Syosset, NY, USA 06-23-04
    Harris Syosset, NY, USA 06-23-04
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    "No Mystery Here!"

    If your looking for a whodunit, look elsewhere. On the other hand If you want a fast moving and exciting detective novel, look no further! Harry Bosch is a thinking man's investigator. He doesn't take kindly to FBI politics but manages to work with them in his own way to catch the criminal.

    This is one of Connelly's best. Don't miss it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William New York, NY, United States 06-22-04
    William New York, NY, United States 06-22-04 Member Since 2003
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    "If Only Other Authors Could Write As Well"

    This is one good read. The characters, the plot, the setting. Everything. A credible creation that could have been 'lived'. Bosch is one of the best fictional characters around today. The only negative, and it's not the author's fault, was the music placed on the audio track. Put it back in the can, PLEASE. It only detracts.
    Mr. Connelly - thanks for a great time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Tulare, CA, United States 06-05-04
    Douglas Tulare, CA, United States 06-05-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Bosch is Back!"

    "The Narrows" is Michael Connelly at his best. Once I read (listened to) my first Connelly book "The Poet", I was hooked. I went back and started to 'read' all of his books written in chronological order. Harry Bosch became my favorite character and Michael Connelly soon became my favorite author (although John Grisham runs a very close second). When Bosh retired I was worried we may not get another one of his "real life" stories.

    Aside from his innate ability to develop depth of character, Michael Connelly makes his characters and his stories exceptionally believable and real to life, following tracks of logic that he assembles into a tale of commanding suspense.

    "The Narrows" includes characters and pieces of previous books that will make fans feel as though they are reading yet another chapter in a life of a bona fide detective, but at the same time it is a story that without doubt stands on it's own intrigue. Buy it! You won't be dissappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Jill
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    10/31/05
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    "Frighteningly Good"

    Really got to like Hieronymous Bosch. To me each book I read/listen to seems to get better. Excellent read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eugene
    New Ash Green, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "A Triumph of Plotting and Tension"

    Bringing together plots from at least two of Michael Connelly's earlier novels, The Narrows, shows a complexity of plotting that is deeply impressive: each clue, each reaction to a clue, each move by the killer to taunt the police, and for the police to pursue the elusive killer, is one more tightening of the tension and suspense of the story. In pursing the Poet each major character puts their fate and their lives in jeopardy. This book is a worthy successor to the previous novel The Poet, and a book not to be missed. The audiobook is skilfully read: well paced and strong.

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