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Harry Bosch searches for the truth in the new thriller from NYT best-selling author Michael Connelly.
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.
Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison.
The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
©2017 Michael Connelly (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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By bill doyle on 11-05-17

Solid Bosch story touching on live issues

If, like me, you've been wary of any return to Bosch-as-Jason-Bourne since the rather silly '9 Dragons' you'll be relieved to know he's back on sold home ground here, tackling the opioid crisis and good old legal corruption in his nominally part-time role for the SFPD. (Not *that* SFPD!)

Writing for the screen version seems to have re-energised Connelly, and it's easy to imagine Titus Welliver drifting sardonically through these bleached-out urban and desert landscapes where a lying president, Russian bad-guys and a failing underclass are very much live issues.

Welliver has become Bosch in the way that Suchet has become Poirot, and effortlessly handles playing both 'himself' and the variety of other characters he encounters.

A great listen!

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By Russell on 11-20-17

Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

This time Harry Bosch goes undercover as an addict hooked on painkillers to catch a couple of murderers. At the same time he is trying to fend off an insinuation of planting evidence in order to convict someone many years ago. The case against him is so good that his old partner and even his daughter wonder if the accusations are true. It looks like the man he sent to death row is going to be released and exonerated after many years languishing in prison.

This is the first time Connelly has put Bosch on an extremely dangerous mission. In this engaging listen the two unrelated cases intersect and Harry almost loses his life over it. As always mysteries get solved, but while Harry is good, he needs help from other characters to see clues and resolve the cases. For all the Lincoln Lawyer fans, Harry gets some help from his half brother in defending himself on his old collar of a murderer.

Someone heavily criticized the narrator of this book and I don't see it - for me Titus does a superb job.

I guess there are two kinds of truth for all of us.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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