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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0446616443
ISBN-13: 9780446616447
Sku: 31296289
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 1.25T
Pages:  456
Age Range:  NA
 
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 of a white supremacist with close ties to the LAPD. *Author: Connelly, Michael *Series Title: Harry Bosch *Publication Date: 2006/02/01 *Number of Pages: 456 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75
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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.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"Connelly comes as close as anyone to being today's Dostoyevsky of crime literature, and this is one of his finest novels to date, a likely candidate not only for book award nominations but for major bestsellerdom." (starred review) 04/04/2005

New York Times Book Review
"Leave it to Michael Connelly to reinvent the police procedural to suit himself....Having bent the form out of shape, Connelly artfully reclaims the procedural genre." - Marilyn Stasio 05/08/2005

New York Times
"[A] sharp, straightforward police procedural....Mr. Connelly continues to make his doomy, secretive Los Angeles a living, breathing character in his stories." - Janet Maslin 05/16/2005

Literary Review
"A scrupulously plotted procedural....[A]ll the excitements of a terrific thriller well paced by a cool and fast-running narrative." - Philip Oakes May 2005

Booklist
"Connelly sets up a great premise here--the cop determined to reinvent himself in the face of a thoroughly recalcitrant world--and he makes the most of it. Hard-boiled fans don't like traditional commitment much (it makes us itchy), but Bosch turns us into believers. Give Connelly credit for having the courage to tinker with one of the richest characters in the genre." (starred review) - Bill Ott 03/15/2005

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0456
Product attributePublisher:   Warner Books
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