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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 8496940454
ISBN-13: 9788496940451
Sku: 210464607
Publish Date: 12/30/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.75T
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In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn''t crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought-and hated-for thirteen years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.
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Thirteen years after he began investigating the disappearance of Marie Gesto, Harry Bosch finally gets a chance to put the case to rest when a man accused of two brutal killings agrees to come clean about several other murders.
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This Harry Bosch novel by thriller powerhouse Michael Connelly focuses on a missing persons case, originally assigned to Bosch in 1993, that has gone unsolved for 13 years. Marie Gesto's disappearance frustrated Bosch enough that even when he went off the force and into retirement, he kept the case file with him. Now, years later, Bosch is back on the force, and a convicted murderer has confessed to killing Marie, along with several others. But something seems fishy about this guy's confession, and Harry will to stop at nothing to ferret out the truth.
Author Bio
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.

Praise

"Connelly offers a stellar demonstration of why, as Harry says, "taking it straight to the heart is the way of the true detective," whatever the costs to himself and others." (starred review) 06/01/2006

"Mr. Connelly now does some of his writing in Mr. Chandler's old apartment, a place he uses for inspiration. No living crime writer has a better right to be there." - Janet Maslin 10/16/2006

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