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Connelly transcends the standard L.A. police procedural with this original and eminently authentic first novel, featuring Hieronymus (aka Harry) Bosch, a former hero cop exiled to the small-time Beverly Hills force. In July, Little, Brown will publish a sequel, Black Ice .
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
YA-- Harry Bosch likes order, contends that there are no coincidences, and keeps meticulous records in his ``murder book.'' When the body of a former ``tunnel rat'' from Vietnam is found in a drainpipe, Harry is the detective on duty and is called to the scene. His identification of the body begins an investigation that leads to more murder, bank robbery, heroin, diamonds, and betrayal. Connelly's descriptions of autopsies, murder scenes, and police procedure are vivid and realistic. The use of acronyms and police jargon puts readers in the middle of the action. A real page turner with gutty realism and an unusual twist.
- Debbie Hyman, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Lots of detective cliches surrounding bursts of really good writing.
Written in the 90's but evokes an earlier era of Raymond Chandler and Philip Marlow.
This is my second Harry Bosch novel I am reading. I'm beginning to sympathize with the fellow. I think I may read the whole series. Very enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by John Petryszyn
I look forward to reading more about Harry Bosch, and his future adventures, in the order in which Connelly created them.Published 4 months ago by Richard Morais
Another great story. I enjoyed reading about one of Harry's earlier cases and finding a little more information about his connection with Elinore . Read morePublished 5 months ago by jeanne harcourt