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LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten in this original story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant.

Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

Determined to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves, Bosch has one chance to wrench a confession out of a cold-blooded killer, or risk letting him walk free for good.

In this gripping, never-before-published story by "master of the crime thriller" (Huffington Post ) Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch quenches his thirst for justice and shows why he is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

©2014 Michael Connelly (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Good for a short Short Story by a Favorite Author

If you have someplace to go and need only a 45 minute listen, I would suggest that this audio-book is priced to buy, but not to use a credit. I listened during my commute this morning and found it well performed but not a full investigation by Harry Bosch. There is not much to figure out, it is just a good listen of how Harry solves the problem of getting a guilty criminal prosecuted on a 20+ year cold case when only DNA is available. Interesting, but forgettable.

If you are new to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, he is a wonderful detective character. I recommend reading the books in order.

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Wasted time and money.

I don't know why I chose a short story. I will not do that again.

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Very short Bosch cold case story

I missed finding this Michael Connelly short story when it was published almost 3 years ago.The story shows once again the crime solving strength of Harry Bosh late in his LAPD career. Totally worthwhile!

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First worthless Harry Bosch story

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This is the first Harry Bosch story I thought was worthless. An anonymous tip breaks open a cold-case involving a couple of murders involving a switchblade used on gay men. No real twists or investigatory hurdles, just a straight line from A to B. Bechdel test: Fail. You know, it makes me realize that I didn't care for the last two Bosch books, "The Drop" and "The Black Box." The new Mickey Haller book — "The Gods of Guilt" — was great, among his best, so maybe Harry's character has run his course. Connelly keeps threatening to have a case featuring Bosch's daughter, maybe it's time. (That said, the two Bosch short story collections — "Angle of Investigation" and "Suicide Run" — were very good.)

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short way too short

can't believe I bought such a brief book. wanted way more for my money. love c the author

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50 min —- seriously?

This barely lasted for one drive into work. I didn’t spend one credit for a short story.

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a 27 minute book?

this book is horrible. completely disjointed, jumps and the listener has to figure it out?

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What was this?

Why is this even for purchase. It to short! Don’t waste your money. Word word word word

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rip off

two chapters does not qualify as a book. I would request a refund on account.

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Where's the rest of the book???

Only two chapters? Really? Where's the rest of the book? What a total rip off!!!

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