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The Crossing (Harry Bosch #18)

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Harry Bosch crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Little, Brown and Company
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Seb The book would have been stronger had it included more on the dark side of the killer, not to mention an actual mystery as to who the killer might be,…moreThe book would have been stronger had it included more on the dark side of the killer, not to mention an actual mystery as to who the killer might be, instead of the frequent bad guy/killer pov narrative, which didn't add much to the story aside from taking away the mystery. Like one poster said, the bit where Ellis stomps the homeless man to death was about as revealing as anything with regard to his mindset and why the Lexi Parks murder was so brutal.(less)
Christine Parker I think there is plenty of info on the characters back stories to easily make this a stand alone.Warning though...you'll be hooked and need to read…moreI think there is plenty of info on the characters back stories to easily make this a stand alone.Warning though...you'll be hooked and need to read all the others and I know cos it happened to me!(less)

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Andrew Smith
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michael Connelly is a class act and in Harry Bosch he’s created one of the best crime stoppers in contemporary fiction – fact! Connelly has also demonstrated an ability to branch off and develop additional compelling characters, like Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer). He’s previously brought Bosch and Haller together and established a link but here, for the first time, he pairs them up to work in unison on a case.

The idea of working with Haller to defend a man accused of a brutal murder is init
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Diane S ☔
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Connelly writes some of the best police procedurals around. Pairing Bosch, with Heller was pure genius. Never one to settle for easy answers, Bosch pursues justice wherever it takes him. He needs to understand how everything is pieced together, find out who is guilty and what they had to gain. Haller, is a master in the courtroom, can use the tiniest bit of information to create doubt and free his client. In this case, thanks to Bosch, temporarily, well maybe, working for the dark side. No longe ...more
James Thane
The twenty-third entry in this excellent series is among the very best, and that's saying quite a lot. As an L.A.P.D. homicide detective, Harry Bosch has pretty much always gone his own way, often alienating his bosses, partners and others, but almost always producing results in the end that no one else could have achieved. Finally, though, he goes a step too far and, although he solves a particularly complex case, his methods give his snarky boss a chance to finally get rid of him. Harry pulls ...more
Liz
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another well done Harry Bosch novel. This time, Harry is playing for the opposing side, helping his half brother Micky Haller. He struggles for a long time with the whole idea of crossing over to the dark side, as he thinks of the defense.
As always, this is a convoluted tale with lots of twists and turns. Even though you know who the bad guys are, it's the means by which Harry unravels the clues that provides the intrigue.
I listened to the audio book and the narrator does a good job. He even s
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Michael
There is an elegance to this police procedural, but an emotional flatness had me rating it as average among the many great ones in the series. Harry Bosch’s pursuit of small clues slowly begin to open doors on a tough case, and as he gets closer more murders help convince him he is in the right track. But he better put it together fast and good because he is liable to become a target too. He may still be the “Lone Coyote” but his teenaged daughter needs him, so he better take care.

The brutal rap
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Thomas
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: us-legal, connelly
I really enjoy reading Michael Connelly's books. This is a 5 star read. You learn early on who the bad guys are but all the various threads in the plot come together gradually in a very satisfying conclusion. Harry Bosch is asked by his half brother, Mickey Haller, a lawyer, to become his new investigator. Haller's previous investigator, Cisco, was badly injured when a car cut off his motorcycle in traffic. Haller is convinced his client, Da'Quan Foster is innocent of the murder that he is accus ...more
L.A. Starks
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Superb, as always. A few political glitches that maybe half or less of readers will notice. Beyond that, Connelly doesn't waste a clue and develops Bosch even further when he crosses (double meaning in the title) to defense work to catch a killer.

Wonderful pacing and, as always, I like the southern California setting. Bosch is a master.
Jonetta
Harry Bosch is officially retired from the LAPD after having been forced out for (of course) political agendas. He’s not going out quietly and has hired brother Mickey Haller to represent him in his suit against the city. When Mickey asks him to serve as his investigator for a client he’s certain is innocent, obviously Harry is reluctant to play on the team for the “other side” but agrees to look into it for him. The more he probes, the more he’s convinced that Mickey’s client was set up to cove ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Okay, I must be honest and admit that I was a bit apprehensive where Harry Bosch would go next after the last book, The Burning Room. Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch Series is one of my favorite crime series and I always eagerly wait for the next installment.

So, The Crossing, the 20th book in the series takes us on Harry Bosch, the maverick cop now forced with early retirement from the LAPD…new career move.

Unable to bear with nothing to do in his life, he decides to take on an investigation for h
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Brenda
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I knew that Harry had retired from LAPD and was curious how that was going to work out in this book. Connelly found a way! The title is very symbolic: Harry crossing to the "dark side," perp and victim crossing paths, cops crossing lines. It remains to be seen if Harry wins his lawsuit, and I have no idea where Connelly is headed with Harry next.

The one irritant for me in this book is Maddy. I really don't like her attitude. I find it hard to have sympathy for her.

I laughed out loud at Chapter 1
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Gary
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
The 20th book in the Harry Bosch series by the talented Michael Connelly.
Having read and enjoyed virtually everything this author has ever written I always felt that I was going to enjoy this book. I am so familiar and comfortable with this character I could enjoy reading his shopping list but don't worry this book has a decent plot as well.

Having finished with the Police, Harry Bosch joins forces with the Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to defend Leland Foster, from being convicted of a brutal mu
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Linda
Well, now. If you are a Michael Connelly follower, this is like being served breakfast in bed. The coffee is steaming hot and the eggs are as light as an angel's wings. It's deeply satisfying.

Connelly brings our two favorites together in a storyline that sparks like a tragic tango on a Saturday night. It's all in the foot placement. Harry Bosch, forcibly retired from the LAPD, is still licking deep wounds when he is approached by his half-brother, Mickey Haller, the famous/infamous Lincoln Lawye
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Manuel Antão
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.


The Quaint Charm of an Old Friend: "The Crossing" by Michael Connelly

 
No cold cases this time…
 
Connelly at his worst is still better than most crime novelists ever achieve. I think I’ve said this each time I read one of the new ones just out. I would file this one under the category of a good airplane novel that passes the time on a long flight, but one that leaves readers hoping for a better outing next time. But no worries. I’ll stil
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Esil
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Such a treat to get to read another one of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books. I have read every book in the series, and The Crossing is another strong addition. In this latest one, Bosch has been fired from the LAPD for things that happened in the last instalment of the series, and he crosses over to help investigate a case his half brother defence lawyer Mickey Haller is working on. Haller's client is accused of a brutal murder that is based on DNA evidence. Haller is convinced that his clie ...more
Perry
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
All My Friends are Heathens, Take it Slow
Connelly still has the magic touch with Harry Bosch. To be sure, Connelly takes shortcuts and makes a couple of turns of story that seem a bit implausible. Yet, Bosch is such an intriguing, cool and quick-witted character, so damaged he seems real and you care what happens.

I find the Bosch books like comfort or soul food; no matter how the story is wrapped, you'll revel as you binge, not stopping (if you can help it) 'til you're finished.

This, the lates
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Kelly Hager
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my new favorite Michael Connelly book. Okay, yes, I will fully admit that his Bosch novels are my favorites (I love his Mickey Haller ones, too, but nowhere near as much as the Bosch ones) so I was already essentially guaranteed to love it.

But The Crossing is different than the others. Obviously, since Harry's now retired, it's not going to be a police procedural like the others. But arguably an even bigger change is that he's helping Mickey (his half-brother) on a case...which is a huge
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Rex Fuller
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This whipped by in nothing flat. Connelly, at the top of his – and anybody else’s – game. It’s both a Bosch (the 20th) and a Haller (6th), presumably to pull in both readerships.

Bosch is retired/forced to resign from LAPD and reluctantly “crosses” over to the defense side for one of Haller’s cases, a murder. The client and Haller say he’s innocent. Bosch soothes his conscience by telling himself if the client is really innocent someone else is guilty and Bosch needs to take him off the street. T
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Skip
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-detective
Wallowing in boredom, involuntarily retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch is asked by his half-brother, defense attorney, Mickey Haller, to help prove the innocence of his client Da'Quan Foster, in the vicious beating death of Alexandra Parks, an assistant city manger for West Hollywood. Harry has to deal with self-recrimination as he has always prosecuted criminals; the notion of defending a criminal and invoking the wrath of his brothers in blue is abhorrent. However, he has few friends on the fo ...more
William
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid Bosch, mostly Bosch, mostly The Mission.

Some scenes between Bosch and Haller are a bit clumsy, but mostly this is Harry's show. Thankfully.

Not too much courtroom, which I find is ponderous, especially in the modern world. No more Perry Mason..
* sighs *

One thing this story lacks, which other Bosch books don't, is the often deep insight into Harry's soul and the human condition.

Still, this is good, solid and entertaining Harry.
Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
THE BEST BOSCH YET!!!

My View:
This book…the big question now that I have read The Crossing is can this series get any better???
Yes I know I am a passionate fan of the Harry Bosch series, yes I have read every one of the twenty books in this series and yes book number nineteen was great ( and I loved the first few book in the series and pretty much loved al the rest of them) …but this book…just AMAZINGLY GOOD!

Now that fervour of admiration has been shared let’s have a closer less emotional look
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Lewis Weinstein
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Michael Connelly, IMO, writes the best legal mysteries out there, and this is no exception. An excellent plot, smoothly written, with interesting characters. Bosch & Haller together is a winning combination. Bosch on the defense side is terrific.
🔮⚡️Voracious
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I’ve been riding with Harry Bosch for the best part of 4 months now, starting more than 20 years back with his first outing in The Black Echo. I’ve become so immersed in Harry’s world that I now believe him to be much more than simply a fictional character, albeit one of the most fascinating I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. To me, he has become real and I’m very aware of the utter despair that I feel, knowing that I’m coming to the end of this wonderful series.

Michael Connelly has created so
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Fred
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
A great Harry Bosch book - now a Retired LAPD detective, asked by Mickey Haller, his lawyer friend, to help with the rape & murder case of Lexi Parks that points to his client, Da'Quan Foster.
He finds a link to follow of a $6,000 Royal Collector's watch bought by a Dr. Schubert & sent for repairs by his wife to a repair shop run by the Hguyen brothers, is missing. LAPD Det. Kevin Long & Don Ellis enter - they want credit in solving the case.
Many deaths include - Dr. Schubert who bou
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Judy Collins
Top 50 Books of 2015 " Best Audiobook (tie), Best Collaboration: Haller/ Bosch and Welliver /Connelly. "

F A N T A S T I C !

Mickey Haller, Harry Bosch, Titus Welliver, and Michael Connelly fans will devour THE CROSSING, (Harry Bosch, #20) expertly crafted by the "King" of Crime Thrillers.

Who is using whom?

Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch, a literary character created by Connelly in 1992 novel The Black Echo, and a veteran police homicide detective with the LAPD. Bosch was named after th
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
SWEDISH REVIEW

Det är alltid intressant att läsa en den senaste boken i en serie, där man tidigare bara har läst en bok innan och i detta fall den allra första boken. Och, eftersom detta är bok 20 så har jag några böcker att ta igen. Dock, var det absolut inga problem att läsa denna bok, utan att ha läste de 18 böcker mellan första och denna. Tvärtom, var det synnerligen enkelt att fastna i handlingen och det tog med bara en dag att läsa klart den, både tack vare att den var lättläst (och inte
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Barbara
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Harry Bosch has lost his job as a homicide detective for the LAPD (again) and is at loose ends. At the same time Harry's half-brother, attorney Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer), is defending former gang member Da'Quan Foster, who's accused of raping and murdering assistant city manager Lexi Park.

Mickey is convinced his client was set up and asks Harry to look into the case. Harry refuses because the idea of 'crossing' from catching criminals to helping them get off is abhorrent to him. Nevert
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Robin
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, mystery
Defense attorney Mickey Haller asks a favor of his half-brother, Harry Bosch. Mickey's client, Da'Quann Foster, was arrested for the rape and murder of Lexi Parks. Mickey believes that his client is innocent and the evidence against him was planted. He asks Bosch to look into the murder and help him find evidence that will lead to reasonable doubt. Harry is reluctant to get involved. As an ex-LAPD Detective, he has seen other cops go to the other side of the aisle and lost respect for them. But ...more
Anke
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YES! YES! YES! Normally I avoid to put a book on my TBR so much time in advance. But really, come on, Harry Bosch!!!! Ok, Mickey Haller's there as well :)

Nov. 5, 2015:

Short question: anybody else got 'The Brass Verdict' delivered with this kindle edition???

So, finished! Great story (won't go into details as everyone is able to either just read the blurb or read the whole thing for themselves), couldn't put it down and to be honest? I hope, Haller and Bosch will work more cases together. Yes, Hal
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Obsidian
This book feels pretty fragmented to me. I think Connelly missed a great chance to showcase both Bosch and Haller in this one. Instead we primarily follow Bosch around as he acts like he is being tortured to investigate a case for Haller. And we weirdly have POV's showing the killers in this one so you don't have any kind of surprise when Bosch eventually finds out what is going on. I really hate mystery books that do this since you as a reader are just waiting for the protagonist to catch a clu ...more
Jean
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In The Crossing, Michael Connelly’s 20th Harry Bosch detective novel, Harry pulls what cops call a “Jane Fonda.” Having recently retired from LAPD and still enmeshed in a lawsuit against his former employer, the long-time homicide detective crosses over to “the dark side” to investigate a case for his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller. This is no easy task for Bosch, who is sure that his former colleagues, and even his daughter Maddie, will look upon him with scorn. What finally convi ...more
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Harry Bosch (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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