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The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
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Apr 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery

Harry Bosch returns in the second in the series.[return][return]On Christmas Day, Bosch, who is on call, notices on the police scanner that a call about a dead body has been routed to Central detective dvision. Given that the body was found in a motel in the Hollywood district, Bosch can not understand why he did not receve the call. He decides to visit the scene; the body turns out to be that of a Narcotics officer, Cal Moore, with whom Bosch had been working on the death of one of his informants. Moore's death is labelled a suicide, but there is evidence to the contrary. More or less on his own, with the threadiest of authorization, Bosch begins to investigate the death. [return][return]Then another officer is found dead in what seems like an unrelated murder. But there are too many coincidences for Bosch, and he stubbornly continues to try to find the "glue" that will tie these and other deaths together. Eventually, he winds up in Mexico, in a seedy town called Mexicali, the origin of all the homicides. [return][return]As far as I'm concerned, The Balck Ice has everything a book in the mystery/thriller genre should have--great plotting, believable characters and situations, an excellent sense of locales, great action and page-turning writing. You can't ask for much better.[return][return][return]Highly recommended.
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