The Crossing : Harry Bosch

  • by Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by Titus Welliver
  • Series: Harry Bosch
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

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Bosch Delivers Bigtime

I've read or listened to every book by Connelly. In my opinion, Titus Welliver is by far the best narrator of the 20 odd books in this series. Its only fitting since he plays Bosch in the new tv series. Bosch is a serious character with little emotion or humor. He does not suffer fools, even when they are his family. The narrator has to bring out his humanity without the benefit of a huge personality and Welliver delivers brilliantly.

In the Crossing, Bosch reluctantly agrees to review the murder book of a case his step brother, Mickey Haller of The Lincoln Lawyer fame, is currently working. He is reluctantant because active police forces regard defense attorneys as little better than the criminals they represent. As independent a character as Bosch has always been, he dreads being viewed by his former peers as a sellout. Even in the face of rampant police malpractice, intimidation, ineptitude and criminal behavior, he reluctantly works for an innocent man wo is framed by the police.

I understand Mr. Connelly was a crime reporter for many years. One of the reasons I love his books is the contrasting views he provides us of the justice system from the contrasting eyes of the detectives, press, prosecution, suspects and victims. It is always a complicated, frustrating process to write about. I appreciate the realism he brings to every novel.

So it's another great novel from America's king of police procedurals.
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- Charles Atkinson "Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?"

Harry Bosch At his best !!! Fabulous Narrator!

This is a wonderful read... I enjoyed it so much that I immediately looked for another Connelly novel read by Titus Welliver. Found only one other Bosch novel read by Welliver, "The Burning Room" which is another very good murder-mystery-suspense novel.

This story involves murder, mystery, courtroom drama and investigative suspense. That's Harry Bosch's niche. As described in the publisher's summary, Bosch's half brother Mickey Haller asks for his help with a case that he trusts that only Bosch's skills can help solve. Although Bosch wants to help his brother, crossing the isle to the defense side in the courtroom is difficult and leaves a bad taste in Bosch's mouth, but he does it and gets to the bottom of the mysteries the story holds. I thought the ending of this story was an unexpected twist/surprise.

I am a diehard Connelly fan and have read most of his novels. This is one of his better storylines. For sure, Titus Welliver is probably the best narrator of Connelly novels along with Dick Hill.

If you like a good story without too much "fluff" or unnecessary detours away from the story, then you will mostly likely love this listen. Not too many characters to keep sorted out, and the main characters are introduced in a memorable way.

Highly Recommend.
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- R. Pontiflet "retired writer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio