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Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 0316058831
ISBN-13: 9780316058834
Sku: 30696332
Publish Date: 6/18/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 2T
Pages:  592
Age Range:  NA
 
< b>A New York Times Bestselling Author< /b>< P>In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Although detectives on the case found clues that pointed toward murder, no one was ever charged. Detective Harry Bosch, newly returned to the LAPD with the job of closing unsolved cases, gets the report of a new DNA match that makes the case very much alive again. A white supremacist with close ties to the LAPD becomes a suspect - but Bosch and his partner, Kizmin Rider, can't take a step without threatening higher-ups in the department. And the case turns out to be anything but cold. Everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of treachery and danger.
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Years after the death of a sixteen-year-old girl is ruled a suicide, detective Harry Bosch receives DNA evidence that reopens the case, which involves an investigation into a white supremacist with close ties to the LAPD. By the author of The Narrows. (Suspense)He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.'s tides of crime. With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together. Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit--and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night...
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The 11th Harry Bosch novel marks the detective's return to the LAPD after nearly three years of retirement, when he joins a unit of "closers" who specialize in using new technology and improved police techniques to find the answers to long-unsolved cases. His first assignment at the Open Unsolved unit involves the 1988 kidnap/murder of 16-year-old Rebecca Verloren. DNA found on the murder weapon proves to be that of a white supremacist, suggesting that Rebecca's biracial heritage may have prompted the killing--a possibility which, curiously enough, was not pursued during the original investigation. In the course of his inquiries, Bosch discovers hints of a police conspiracy, and also learns just how much and how painfully Rebecca's death affected the future course of her parents' lives.
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.

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"Connelly artfully reclaims the procedural genre. The technical drill in this narrative is as detailed as it gets." - Marilyn Stasio 05/08/2005
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0592
Product attributePublisher:   Little Brown and Company
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