The Night Fire (Hardback)Michael Connelly (author)
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Once more interweaving two of his signature crime thriller strands, Connelly pairs up Ballard and Bosch for a gripping cold case that raises uncomfortable questions about the latter’s former mentor. Tightly plotted and masterfully paced, The Night Fire confirms the might of this new detective duo.
LAPD Detective Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor - but was this flame kept alive, or a secret that was meant to be snuffed out?
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.
Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point.
The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 644 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 40 mm
Taut cop thriller * Love It *
Advanced and interwoven with characteristic meticulous craft * Sunday Times *
Michael Connelly is the greatest American crime writer of his generation. The tension builds from the first page. Past and present collide as three cases ricochet off each other in surprising ways * The Times *
A cracker of a thriller, packed with surprising twists and turns, and seamlessly bringing together all of Michael Connelly's compelling lead characters, allowing each to shine in their own particular way. * Irish Independent *
Connelly has few equals as a thriller writer and it speaks volumes for the world he has created for Harry Bosch [...] The Night Fire is masterfully structured and a dizzying array of plot lines dovetail in a hugely enjoyable and satisfying series of finales. * Daily Express *
One of the greatest crime writers roars back with a superb story [...] and never once draws breath. * Daily Mail *
Michael Connelly is at the top of his game in The Night Fire [...] complexity and compassion combine in a humdinger of a thriller. * Evening Standard *
Hugely enjoyable read. * Daily Mirror *
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“A Great Read.”
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“Taut plotting and suspenseful writing”
We know Bosch so well by now that it’s a little painful to discover that his health is not all it once was. A knee operation has him using a cane for the early part of the book and other health issues occur and lurk... More
Thanks to Orion Publishing Group and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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