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Publisher's Summary

Only the money was real. Four years ago, LAPD detective Harry Bosch was on a movie set, asking questions about the murder of a young production assistant, when an armored car arrived with $2 million cash for use in a heist scene. In a life-imitates-art firestorm, a gang of masked men converged on the delivery and robbed the armored car with guns blazing. Bosch got off a shot that struck one of the robbers as their van sped away, but the money was never recovered. And the young woman's murder was in the stack of unsolved-case files Bosch carried home the night he left the LAPD.

Now Bosch moves full-bore back into that case, determined to find justice for the young woman. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear in the guilty, he learns afresh how brutally indifferent the world can be. But something draws him on, past humiliation and harassment. It's not just that the dead woman had no discernible link to the robbery. Nor is it his sympathy for the cops who took the case over, one of them killed on duty and the other paralyzed by a bullet in the same attack. With every conversation and every thread of evidence, Bosch senses a larger presence, an organization bigger than the movie studios and more ruthless than even the LAPD. The part of Bosch that will never back down finds as fatal an opponent as he's ever encountered - and there's no guarantee that Bosch will survive the showdown ahead.

Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.
©2003 Hieronymus Inc.; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks, a division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Winner, Mystery, Fiction, 2004

"It's never pretty watching Harry [Bosch] edge toward connection with those he loves and then back away...but it just may be the most compelling train wreck in crime fiction." (Booklist, Starred Review)
"This exciting procedural is as good as any in the series." (Publishers Weekly)

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It was great!

I enjoyed this book. Pace was a little slower than some of them the previous books, but that worked given the lack of a badge. on to the next...

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a great story

I recently listened to this book again, for maybe the 3rd or 4th time. I keep trying new authors and new books, but very few new ones are as good as my favorites, that never seem to get old. I enjoyed this again, probably will again some day.

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great book overall

The storyline sometimes is disjoint from book to book. it's going to give a specific example but it would be a spoiler to keep it to myself. Suffice it to say that the chronological details sometimes are way off from book to book. Michael Connelly always weaves a great story. the way some of the books are there in the series. then some others are very different it's centered around the same Harry Bosch. The only critical thing I thought over the years about reading his books is for a guy that made his career writing police novels is that he doesn't seem to be too savvy about his gun knowledge

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They just get better

The Bosch books get better with every book. Thanks, Michael Connelly for building such an interesting character and bringing the other characters along.

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  • TLM
  • Florida
  • 03-25-16

Harry Bosch and Michael Connelly a dynamic duo!

What made the experience of listening to Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9 the most enjoyable?

Michael Connelly's writing always keeps the reader engaged and wanting more.

What did you like best about this story?

The surprise Eleanor had for Harry was the best part of the book.

Which character – as performed by Len Cariou – was your favorite?

Harry Bosch

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3 1/2

Story intriguing. Writing fair. Writer or publisher would do well to hire experienced proofreaders & editor. Narration adequate, sounds dated, not excellent, somewhat irritating, and not SoCal dialecrs/pattern.

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Really Good Narrator, Len Carilou

What made the experience of listening to Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9 the most enjoyable?

Len Carilou, the narrator, did a great job. The additional jazz music interludes set a nice tone.

What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

For starters, he's got a great voice.

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Not to my expectations.

What did you love best about Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9?

The ending..didn't really see it coming...

Would you recommend Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9 to your friends? Why or why not?

Too much setting up the story line-a bit boring for me. Wanted to page through if this was a paper book. Think I need to take a break from Harry Bosch.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

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  • Andrew
  • United States
  • 11-04-15

very good overall

I have to admit - I skipped books 7 and 8. I'm reading 7 now, but decided to skip the audio book because of the reviews of the narrating. I missed Dick Hill from the first few books when I was introduced to a new reader for Angel's Flight, book 6. However, I did thoroughly enjoy Len Cariou's narration for Lost Light. The story, although still a very good one, just felt a bit over-the-top at times. Still, Connelly did an excellent job stepping through the story, so I forgave it for the most part. The real star in this, however, was Len Cariou. His portrayal of former LAPD Officer Cross was creative and perfect. So refreshing compared to simply reading every line in the book with monotony.

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  • Michael
  • EASLEY, SC, United States
  • 11-04-15

Getting a little geriatric for me, and I'm old.

Turning into Matlock. I've been following the series, but the narrator makes the "old folks" plot sound even more geriatric. I liked the first few books, but I think I'm dropping the series...