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In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.
Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.
In this gripping new novel, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News).
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By Patroo on 11-07-14
Not up to par
The Michael Connelly books have always been "go to" books for repeat listening, and frankly, we think of Harry Bosch as family. We've even become fond of Mickey Haller.
The newest book doesn't do it for us. The reader was adequate - barely - why? Because he sounded like the reincarnation of "Joe Friday" of "Dragnet." Flat intonations, little variation and emotion, and can't do very many voices. Len Cariou was the best Harry, and when I think of Harry, that's the voice he has.
The story itself was not interesting, and it telegraphed its destination very early. Harry wants to retire in a year and take his retirement in a lump sum. Ding Ding Ding! We know Harry will have problems staying employed for the next year, and the cliff-hanger ending is just a predictable pitfall to put Harry in peril.
Of Connelly's many books, only two of them have been duds. Now there are three.
It's possible that when the remaining books in the Harry series are out, that they'll all come together and form a more likeable book when listened to in sequence. At this point I'd be tempted to wait until the Harry series is completed, then get the books...maybe.
Harry Bosch has always been one of the most interesting and complex characters. I'd invite him to Thanksgiving dinner if I could.
This new detective Lucy doesn't do it for us. I don't care if she walks off a cliff or takes up driving a taxi. She's just a chair warmer, and if she becomes the heir apparent of the series, I will be very disappointed. It looks like that's the plan. Now would be a good time for the partner-destroying tradition to revive.
This isn't a good audio book. Read it in print so you can bring it to life yourself. Borrowed from the library, of course.
49 of 55 people found this review helpful
By Amanda on 11-04-14
Storry Good Narrator Not
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Using the same narrator as the other books. I love Titus Welliver as an actor but not as a narrator
Would you be willing to try another one of Titus Welliver’s performances?
With improvement, yes
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The story was very good
85 of 99 people found this review helpful