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.
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©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
Wonderful characters and fast moving mystery. This story keeps moving at a nice pace. We are reintroduced to Harry,s old girlfriend for a surprising finish. Just love it.
Easily said: harry Bosch is the best character created in police stories ever. He's believable. Love all of Michael Connellys books! Totally addicted.
Very good. Not one of the best Harry Bosch books but definitely definitely worth a listen. Go I go to the next one book 6.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
I thoroughly enjoyed Trunk Music and would have given it my highest rating EXCEPT that the ending seemed so contrived and phony that I had to knock it down just a little. It seemed just wrong to have Victoria Aliso blurt out as she died to, “… save my daughter.” What daughter? That’s the first we hear of it. And really? Her daughter turns out to be Layla, the Las Vegas dancer that Victoria’s HUSBAND is having an affair with? As if that weren’t enough, THEN Bosch and Eleanor run across Layla when they leave L.A. and Vegas and begin their honeymoon in Hawaii on the very last page. That coincidence seems just way too contrived. If there had been a plot of some dimension about Victoria, Layla, and their histories, then fine. However, to just throw these two facts in at the very end does NOT work to make the book and the plot seem believable.
Other than that, I found the book very readable and compelling, as with most of the Harry Bosch books. I’ll keep on reading about Harry Bosch. I wondered about the title "Trunk Music," and found what it means: ”...a wise guy saying outta Chicago.. when they whack some poor slob they say, “Oh, Tony Don't worry about Tony. He’s trunk music now. You won’t see him no more. “
Stick with the character that was already developed
Maybe another Harry Bausch maybe not.
So far it's ok. Not great. Not in line with the Harry we've come to know.
This book has Harry sitting in on conference calls and hearing 'Good work' from his new LT. gimme a break. Where is the grit. Where is the Harry against the world bravado. Where is the loaner. Then the new female detective that has Harry's admiration while he still treats jerry like shit... Cmon! Soft story line. So far very predictable. If there is a miraculous surprise twist at the end there has been no foreshadowing to it and would be as disappointing as the puller books. I give this crappy story line two thumbs down.
I saw the end coming on this one and it was a bit predicatble. If you enjoy the series it's worth the read, but it's not my favorite Harry Bosch book.
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