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Publisher's Summary

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border and into the center of a complex and lethal game - one in which Harry is the next and likeliest victim.

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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Loved it

Great listening, great narrator...I actually picked the book because of the narrator. I am currently going through the Harry Bosch seried.

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Not too bad

Good detective novel but nothing that makes your brain work hard. Pretty simplistic and frankly not very believable. Also why the push for a love affair with a protagonist's spouse? Seemed out of place, given everything else. I've read better Bosch books.

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  • MARY
  • NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, United States
  • 01-03-17

UNDER WHELMING

Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Dick Hill?

YES I LOVE TO READ SERIES

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I REALY DON'T KNOW, I KEPT FALLING ASLEEP ON IT

Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

THE NARATION WAS HE BEST THING ABOUT THE BOOK

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO

Any additional comments?

THIS IS MY 2nd BOOK I WILL TRY ONE MORE. IF IT IS NO BETER I WILL GIVE UP ON THE SERIES. I'VE LOVED MR. CONNELLY BOOKS.

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Could have been 50% shorter

The story line was ok (not riveting) but it was so drawn out, it lost focus.

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Love this series

Great series, good narration. Stories are interlaced between one another, characters grow along the way. Enjoyed the imagery

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Great story and Dick Hill never disappoints!

Really liking the Bosch series and Dick Hill is one if my favorite narrators!! And there are 20 books to enjoy!

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good listen for a roadtrip

lots of action. keeps the mystery going to the end. headed for the next one

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  • Tracy
  • MUNCIE, IN, United States
  • 10-23-16

I love Michael Connelly's books

Great second book in the series, I can't wait to read the third as soon as possible.

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Terrific addition to Harry Bosch series - #2

This is a very well written, artfully constructed novel with an intricate story that contains a large number of moving parts. What makes it interesting is the variety of convincing characters -- including a variety of villains and a range of people who are neither saints nor grievous sinners.

The hero of the series, Harry Bosch, certainly has psycological issues, including strong resistance to authority figures in his chain of command. As in many books in this series, resistance to questionably honest police higher-ups is an important driver of the plot. Still, the main story once it is completely unwound focuses on the boyhood and very mixed adulthood of one of the central villains. It is a story with a quite satisfying resolution.

The book is expertly narrated by Dick Hill. All in all, this is a terrific entry in an outstsanding series of LA. detective novels. No, forget the "L.A." qualifier. The Harry Bosch series is outstanding among English-language detective novels.

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  • Thorpe
  • Santa Cruz, Ca
  • 10-19-16

cop who walks alone

A great story of a cop who walks alone and won't play politics with anyone.