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Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renee Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him - new from number one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly

Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.

Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point.

The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

©2019 Michael Connelly (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Great story telling here, as always I am left wanting more of Bosch and Ballard. Great characters from a great story teller.

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Best yet!

3rd in the Ballard series. kudos to Mr. Connolly
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Another winner

Complex and layered with a full cast of favorite and well developed characters. Both narrators excellent but the piecing together of their dialogues seemed stilted- obviously recorded separately which took something away from the feeling of connectedness between Bosch and Ballard. I wish Michael Connelly had referenced Rene’s dog near the end. An important part of her life and a “character” which seemed to fall by the story’s wayside.

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Connelly never disappoints

I loved this book. There's never a problem finishing, because Bosch is always a great read

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Excellent read!

Love the Bosh and Ballard format! This book definitely did not disappoint! Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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another great thriller

Bosch and Ballard in a great twist la thriller once again I enjoyed it thoroughly