|Connelly's powerful New York Times bestseller finds Detective Harry Bosch intent on solving a 20-year-old murder case--with an explosive ending that will leave all Bosch fans shocked and breathless.|
From The Publisher:
Bosch investigates, and that chance discovery leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. He can't let it go. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a violent, terrifying world.
As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn. A suspect bolts, a cop is shot, and suddenly Bosch's cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar and Bosch fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.
The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision one that will leave readers hungrily awaiting for the next Bosch novel.
About The Author:
In a noir-ish contemporary Los Angeles, LAPD detective Harry Bosch searches for the murderer of a long-dead child whose bones have been found in Laurel Canyon. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
"Enough to say this is strong Connelly: well-plotted, lean and spare and more than a little sad, without the forced endings and heavy-handed symbolism that mar some of his earlier books. The search for truth leading to unintended consequences is a cautionary theme that has worked since Sophocles, and it works here." 04/07/2002 Guardian (London)
"Slick plotting, far-from-gratuitous thrills, a breakneck pace and superb characterisation have always typified Michael Connelly's novels about the dark side of California. CITY OF BONES, which sees the return of Detective Harry Bosch, proves no exception." - Maxim Jakubowski 04/07/2002 Washington Post
"[T]he story unfolds relentlessly. Connelly's prose has become leaner over the years, and his understanding of how cops work and think remains unsurpassed." - Patrick Anderson 04/28/2002 Chicago Tribune Books
"CITY OF BONES is as bleak and angst-ridden as any of Bosch's outings, but it also sizzles with energy and a wealth of insider's details about police procedure and internal cop-shop politics." - Dick Adler 05/05/2002