I don't understand why he has not been selected to read more fiction. More horrifying still, the suspect who seems to fit the profile that McCaleb develops is someone he has known and worked with in the past: Detective Harry Bosch. Reading these books I could actually feel my heart begin to race as I sped towards the inevitable ending, ones that actually kept you guessing to the very end. For a large part of the story, McCaleb and Bosch are operating independently until their worlds connect. Terry believes Harry is behind the murder of Edward Gunn because aspects You get two character focuses in one in this story.
If you can get past this and the narration, it was an otherwise enjoyable listen. It's his most suspenseful, entertaining, and philosophical book yet that I have read, and it pits Connelly's beloved police detective, Harry Bosch, in a fascinating new predicament: murder suspect. I was still pretty sure as most readers will be that Bosch wasn't the killer, but I appreciated that the door was a lot more open in a Connelly book than in most others. Without giving away any spoilers, I have to say I loved the part about the missing book on the suspect's shelf. County Sheriff's detective Jaye Winston seeks out Terry McCaleb, looking for help on a case that has dead-ended.
Nice complex twists follow, lots of favourite characters are involved and there are plenty of shocks. But he's a fantastic crime writer, and he's a better documenter of Los Angeles than are many people who purport more fully to document Los Angeles. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open. Fans of Michael Connelly will enjoy getting to see these two characters team up in one book. I think those were the major settings besides a bar or two.
. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. Of course these are not new questions, but Connelly's skillful writing and vivid characters force the reader into sober contemplation, even after he has concluded this story. A detective McCaleb once worked with persuades him to consult in a murder case she is working. He once arrested Gunn for the murder of a prostitute but Gunn was released on a technicality. Excellent development of the main characters and their motivations and pathways to insight. I like Bosch even better now.
That's that guy from that other book! Bosch is a complicated and conflicted character, a character that slowly develops across this series but whose emotive origin lies in the Viet Cong tunnels where Harry got his education in fear: underground, claustrophic, dark, drenched with blood, gruesome deaths, peopled with a savage enemy crawling within the absence of all light, hunting for the American soldiers like bloodthirsty rats. Not dark, not dark at all. Terry believes Harry is behind the murder of Edward Gunn because aspects of the crime scene seem to provide a connection. McCaleb had concluded Harry was the latter. A place where the earth could open up beneath you and such you into the blackness. Bosch was the lead detective on the case and made the arrest.
I wondered how this was relevant but loved the way the book is tied in later - genius. A place where the earth could open up beneath you and suck you into the blackness. But a sadistic killer he is not. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L. I wish more of that was included in the Bosch series.
It was good, but I prefer Bosch as the main investigator, not McCaleb. T Former Criminal Profiler Terry McCaleb is asked by the Sheriff's Department to look into a case that has grown cold. The flow was bad in this one too since it kept jumping back and forth. The view ranged from the narrow winding road below the house to the whole of Avalon and its harbor, and then out across the Santa Monica Bay to the haze of smog that marked overtown. Obviously Bosch is a flawed and imperfect man, and that is why he is compelling and interesting and his series didn't stop at a duology, Twobook McWho. For me, I was reborn from a devilish bachelor into a man who now bore the responsibility of an innocent life.
Being a witness to a crime when I was 16 was what made me interested in crime novels and mystery stories. And it was so frustrating that he tried so hard to make it fit. It's what you are good at. While this is the 7th book in the Harry Bosch series, it's the 8th in that universe and the second in the Terry McCaleb series. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. Called one of the most compelling, complex protagonists in recent crime fiction Newsweek and a terrific.
Meanwhile, the trial in which Bosch is involved is having its ups and downs. Michael Connelly has it all and I'm so glad he decided to write. Also I didn't like the whole thing really being about Bosch going into the judge and jury. Overall, I highly recommend this series. Bosch is up as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of David Storey.
Bosch knew the murder victim and had actually spoke to him the night of the murder. There are still a couple of non-Bosch Connelly novels I haven't read, and I'll probably knock them down, too. Working on the boat had also defined the muscles of his arms and shoulders. This was an easy book to read. Harry is assisting in the prosecution of a prominant film director who is accused of murder.