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Publisher's Summary

In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide, but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book investigation, no one was ever charged. Now Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases, and this girl's death is the first he's given. A DNA match makes the case very much alive again, and it turns out to be anything but cold. The ripples from this death have destroyed at least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of betrayal and malice.
And it's not just the girl's family and friends whose lives Bosch is stirring up afresh. With each new development, Harry Bosch finds increasing resistance from within the police force itself. Old enemies are close at hand. Even as he pushes relentlessly to find the truth, Bosch has to wonder if this assignment was intended to be his last. Digging up the past may heal old wounds, or it may expose new, searing ones.
From the mind of the man GQ has called "the best mystery writer in the world", The Closers is a masterpiece of thriller writing that is as sharp and immediate as the greatest fiction.
©2005 Hieronymus, Inc. (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
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Critic Reviews

"In Connelly/Bosch's world, character, context, and procedure are what count, and once again the author proves a master at all....Connelly comes as close as anyone to being today's Dostoyevsky of crime literature, and this is one of his finest novels to date." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Harry sticks to his knitting and delivers a sharp, straightforward police procedural." ( The New York Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Wheelman on 12-30-06

Thoroughly enjoyable.....

This listen was completely enjoyable. Narration by Len Cariou was perfect. This is my first Michael Connelly novel and consequently my first detective Harry Bosch story. The writing is excellent - great plot, nice twists and turns, great characters. I thought I needed a lot more action (violence?) to hold my attention and maintain suspense. Connelly has proven that that is not necessary. Good suspense does not mandate a lot of shooting, car chases and staccato dialogue. Just good writing.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Phillip Rothschild on 06-27-05

Any Harry is better than no Harry...

I did not like the end of this book. I read it all the way thinking that surely, something would happen. It never did, and that is the one thing that sperates this H.B. novel from the others.

I am glad I read it. Any novel by M.C. is better than no novel by him. He is a complete writer and this book stands alone.

It is just that... well, if anyone else had written this, it would be just great. But with M.C. you expect more. Where was the tension? Where was the stress? Where was that 'what Harry does' going to make a difference? How does the interplay between him and the new Chief make us care what happens? And at the final scene, why didn't M.C. do his usual series of visions behind a sanded glass wall? It was all too apparent.

And for the first time, when the book was finished, I didn't care what's going to happen to Harry next. Sorry.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 07-09-13

Harry Bosch is getting old!

I like Harry Bosch and generally anything written by Michael Connelly. I thought this was a good book but not as good as some of the other Harry Bosch stories. Having said that I like the narrator and this is still worth listening to.

As always I will be getting the next book in the series. I believe there are still another 8 in the series, but how long can Harry continue! Surely he'll be on a zimmer frame by the end. Only kidding Mr Connelly keep up the good work!


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4 out of 5 stars
By Mark H on 05-16-12

Another very entertaining episode of Harry Bosch

This is another very entertaining episode of the career of LA murder detective Harry Bosch. Michael Connelly stands out as one of the best authors in this genre, and I recommend this book. However, it is not my favourite in the series, possibly because I guessed who the killer was too soon, in spite of the red herrings. Still a very good book and very well read.

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