Jan 24, 12
Read from January 20 to 24, 2012
A great Bosch book that details many sub-stories within the one novel. Perhaps not stories as much as solutions to the case, in which Connelly has the reader (and Bosch) sure that the killer is Mr. X, only to find out that new evidence points to Ms. Y. It also touches on many powerful (and painful) themes, including missing children, abuse, foster care, and death on the job.
Connelly continues to build a strong emotional foundation for his best character, Harry Bosch, and examines the continually flickering romances that seem to cross his path while he works for the LAPD. A seemingly innocent bone discoverY leads to some fairly scary revelations; news he can share with his new belle, an LAPD rookie. As the case gets more complex, Bosch discovers nothing is as it seems and no answer is truly as simply as it appears on paper.
Much interesting news and happenings occur in the latter 25% of the book, so it is not one to skim, unless your attention to detail is high. I would highly recommend the book, but, of course, read the series in order to get the true feel of character development.
Where will you take us next, Michael Connelly? Tune in to see!