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Publisher's Summary

In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the district attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought and hated for 13 years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.
Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
©2006 Hieronymus, Inc. All Rights Reserved; (P)2006 Hachette Audio. All Rights Reserved

Critic Reviews

  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Mystery

"Superior crime fiction, as suspenseful as it is psychologically acute." (Booklist)
"Smooth prose and plausible characters, even the secondary figures, elevate this several notches above the standard cop vs. serial-killer thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Anne
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Terr, Canada
  • 01-20-07

Well worth a listen!

Harry Bosch is at it again, a cop with a mission to speak for the dead, and leads the listener on a single-minded pursuit of a killer. Help comes from an unlikely source, with Rachael Walling making a reappearance in his life. The story takes several twists and turns, with all of them fairly set up by the author, and unfolds suspensefully to an ending that was plausible and well played out.
I look forward to Bosch's next "cold case"!