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Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 | [Michael Connelly]

Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.
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Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

But the LAPD's organized crime unit is curiously uninterested, and when Harry follows a trail of gambling debts to Las Vegas, the case suddenly becomes more complex - and much more personal. A rekindled romance with an old girlfriend opens new perspectives on the murder, and he begins to glimpse a shocking triangle of corruption and collusion. Yanked off the case, Harry himself is soon the one being investigated. But only a bullet can stop Harry when he's searching for the truth.

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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    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 11-04-08
    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 11-04-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Another Harry Bosch winner"

    Trunk Music is one of the earlier Harry Bosch books. Harry once again runs afoul of the LAPD and the FBI and once again is investigated by the Internal Affairs Division of the department. The book is fast paced with lots of plot twists and turns, mobsters and cops gone bad. Bosch builds and strengthens his relationship with Jerry and Kiz, his two recurring partners, bonds with Grace Billet his supervisor, and gets married to his early flame Eleanor Wish. Along the way, Harry solves the crime and helps the FBI solve theirs. A great way to spend 13 hours.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Arlington, TX, United States 01-08-09
    Daniel Arlington, TX, United States 01-08-09 Member Since 2005

    Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)

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    "Cood Connelly"

    This one is typical Connelly fare, which means it's a good book.

    A conclusion and finale was a little unerwhelming, so I hold it to 4 stars instead of 5.

    Dick Hill does a very good job as narrator (as usual)

    Definitely recommended.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah WALLSEND SOUTH, NSW, Australia 04-25-09
    Deborah WALLSEND SOUTH, NSW, Australia 04-25-09
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    "Great Story - Good Narrator"

    This is my first Connelly audiobook... I have previously read and enjoyed 'Harry Bosch' so I was drawn to this early title and I wasn't disappointed.
    Another great storyline that hooked me and kept me wanting to listen.
    Really enjoyed the narration and will definitely search out more 'Connelly' and/or 'Hill' audiobooks.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-08-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-08-14 Member Since 2013

    retired writer

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    "Great Listen... I loved it!"

    If you are a Bosch series lover, you will love this novel as well. A good plot with lots of interesting happenings with twists and turns as usual. I agree with another reviewer who said that the first five novels are Connelly's best. I give a lot of the praise for the high rating of the first five novels to Narrator, Dick Hill who brings the books alive with lots of inflection to differentiate the between the characters and also uses other tricks of the trade to make the novels sounds like what the listener might hear in their head if they were actually reading the book..ie: news flashes over a TV or radio takes on a different sound like it could really be coming over a radio or TV..By the end of the book, Bosch is more endearing. I would recommend this book. I am on my second listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10-27-13
    Stephanie Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10-27-13 Member Since 2008
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    "totally engrossing"

    It's a great listen, starting to really enjoy hanging out with Harry Bosch. There is plenty of suspense, twists and turns and surprises. It's totally entertaining criminal thriller. Michael Connelly is among the best authors of this genre, right up there with Lee Child. Though I'm going to say that Lee Child just does such an amazing job with the Reacher character - Reacher's little idiosynchrasies, turns of phrase and that he's a pretty likeable character. Harry Bosch is not as well portrayed and he's a little more cynical, I think a little older too -- however I am loving this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this IL, United States 08-06-13
    Think about this IL, United States 08-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Harry's life takes a turn"

    Reading these books in order is the way to go, as an old acquaintance shows up in this episode. Another murder case for Harry, that he seemingly is doing a good job on, goes anywhere but the right direction, and Harry finds himself in another jam. I just love all the twists and turns that Harry's life takes, as he just tries his hardest to do a good job. He has a new Lt. to deal with, and his old partner Edgar is on the case. All and all, it's a good read with a few surprises along the way, the ending is no exception. Dick Hill does his usual outstanding narrative, so put the earbuds in, and enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 07-11-13
    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Best Bosch book so far."

    I started with book 1 of the Bosch series and all have been good buys. This one is a notch above the rest. Seemed to flow well with good action and only a few lag times. Enough twists to make it interesting. Usually by book five in a series the quality starta to take a down turn. A formula usually is glaringly obvious and within one hour you are ready to pack it up. Not with this series. Connelly has a unique talent to make each book stand alone and quickly get you involved in the action. A rare find in my experience. Looking forward to the next Bosch book. Highly recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Kalispell, MT, USA 03-28-09
    Angie Kalispell, MT, USA 03-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story, alot of twists and turns."

    I need to read the others!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 04-25-09
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 04-25-09 Member Since 2006

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 11-year-old daughter.

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    "About what we've come to expect from Bosch"

    Harry Bosch is once again outside the mainstream in law enforcement,His brash style guarantees that he won't get the willing cooperation of fellow law enforcement officers and agencies with similar goals. Harry does manage to work closely with two partners and a boss, so he's not quite the loner he's been in other stories in the series. His love interests also take front seat in this novel. Dick Hill does a masterful job with the narration and the absolutely ludicrous coincidence written into the plot at the very end of the story doesn't detract as much as I though it would. Overall, a pleasant listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Chambersburg, PA, United States 08-15-13
    Tracey Chambersburg, PA, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another winner...."
    What did you like best about this story?

    While I really enjoy the cases, I love the way each book delves into the life of Harry more. He feels like a real person - so many details, and realistic behaviors... Ver well planned and written.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Good story well read"

    As per usual, Michael Connolly's novel is well written and has great characters and storyline. The characters were well defined by the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Excellent Book"

    As usual Michael Connelly proves he is the master. Trunk Music is a great book and Harry Bosch is a brilliant character. Narration is also top class. All in all i really enjoyed this book.

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