Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long.
First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder. Then a city councilman's son is found dead - fallen or pushed from a hotel window - and he insists on Bosch taking the case despite the two men's history of enmity. The cases are unrelated, but they twist around each other like the double helix of a DNA strand. One leads to the discovery of a killer operating in the city for as many as three decades; the other to a deep political conspiracy that reached back into the dark history of the police department.
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Connelly you can't go wrong!
I find myself pulling over to the side of the road just to hear a bit more.
The mix of Police proceedure, Bosch's personal life wrapped up in a mystery thriller is all you could want.
I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!
I have read most, if not all, of Michael Connelly's Books & I was quite interested to try one as an Audiobook. Unfortunately my excitement was instantly tempered when the Narrator started!
I found Len Cariou's gravelly voice difficult to get past. His speech was at times, quite slow and reminded me of a heavy smoker! His "breathy" style was not to my liking and although the story was interesting, I did not get the best out of it.
I most certainly would not recommend this Narrator and I will stay away from any other Titles where he is involved.
Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.
My addiction to Michael Connelly's books has again been satiated. Mr Cariou's raspy narration at first irritated me but within a few chapters realised that he added to my enjoyment - a great combination.
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Another great Michael Connelly Book with lots of twists and turn that keep the listener interested. Don't miss it.
A great tale
Harry Bosch's personal challenges in remaining true to his values
He manages to encapsulate and project the character of Harry Bosch which makes the whole "book" experience very entertaining
great story line
well written and thought out - true to form
when Harry tracked the real killer at his home
Not necessarily. Rankin's books tend to be complicated and sometimes referring back helps.
He does an excellent Rebus
Rankin writes books that feel real. In this one I really felt authenticity of the small towns around Edinburgh.
This is my first read from Audible, and i'm loving it! I'm hooked. Ive just checked other reads by this narrator, Len Cariou, as i love listening to him. He has the perfect pace, inflection, characterisation, and does an absolutely wonderful job. Thank you, Len.
Another great Harry Bosch story just when you think you have it sorted it takes another turn and holds your interest all the way to the end!
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