The Black Box (A Harry Bosch Novel #16) (Paperback)

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This is book number 16 in the A Harry Bosch Novel series.

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Harry Bosch is haunted by the memory of a beautiful young
Danish photojournalist murdered during the riots following the Rodney King
verdict.   The killing of the attractive blond was never solved,
swept up in the chaos of the riots and forgotten by all but Bosh.  Now he
has a chance to find justice for the dead, he is working cold cases and
searching for the evidence that will make sense of the murder.  His bosses
are not so keen for Bosch to solve the case; they fear that focusing on the killing
of the blond when there were so many other victims of color will inflame the
community. Bosch is determined; he is paying attention and reading the
clues.  A phone call that that gives away more than the caller intended, a
gun that keeps turning up in shootings, and a million pieces of the
puzzle.  This is classic Connolly; I couldn’t put it down.

— Deon Stonehouse

December 2012 Indie Next List


“Detective Harry Bosch is haunted by the memory of a beautiful young Danish photojournalist murdered during the riots following the Rodney King verdict. The killing was never solved and is forgotten by all but Bosh. Despite the reluctance of his bosses to reopen the case because they fear that focusing on the killing of the blond when there were so many other victims of color will inflame the community, Bosch is determined to find the 'black box' that will pull all the clues together. This is classic Connolly. I couldn't put it down.”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR

Description


In this "superb" thriller, Detective Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots (Wall Street Journal).
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

About the Author


Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-three novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds of Truth, and The Late Show. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and the Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Praise For…


PRAISE FOR THE BLACK BOX

"Connelly draws on all his resources-his thorough knowledge of police work, his ability to fashion a complex tapestry of plot, and his ever deepening characterization of Bosch-to craft a mystery thriller sure to enthrall fans and newcomers alike."—Publishers Weekly

"I decided several years ago that this is the finest crime series written by an American, and nothing in the new book changes my mind."—The Washington Post

"Continues [Connelly's] streak of telling stellar crime stories . . . one of the top detectives in crime fiction."—Chicago Sun-Times

"Four stars! Crime writer Michael Connelly is a reliably good storyteller and his novels' endings invariably pack a satisfying punch. Though I've said it before about some of his other novels, THE BLACK BOX [could] be the best yet . . . portrays Harry at his dogged, ingenious best."—USA Today

"How can Michael Connelly get better at his craft of writing! Just when you think he has reached the pinnacle of his career with a certain novel he comes along with a new one that is even better. Such is the case with THE BLACK BOX, a crime thriller that is pretty near perfection . . . Michael Connelly just keeps getting it right . . . He is at the top of the mountain . . . none exceed his abilities."—Huffington Post

"Few crime writers are as prolific or as successful as Michael Connelly . . . Connelly has always excelled at building suspense while paying careful attention to police procedural detail . . . will tantalize fans of the series."—Los Angeles Times

"Oh well, just another superb, ambitious murder mystery from one of the best writers in the business, featuring perhaps the best fictional detective in crime fiction. It has been 20 years since Michael Connelly published his first novel, The Black Echo, and in all that time he hasn't put a foot wrong. THE BLACK BOX keeps his streak alive."—Toronto Globe and Mail

"[Bosch] is as formidable as he ever was . . . we see how far he has come and get a glimpse of the intriguing direction the series may take."—New York Daily News

"Bosch employs highly unorthodox but extremely entertaining methods for getting results, making sneaky end-runs around the sclerotic bureaucracy of the LAPD . . . It's fun to watch an old war horse like Bosch navigating the new technology (or, more often than not, getting younger officers to do it for him)."—New York Times Book Review

"Connelly has added one more to the apparently inexhaustible supply of cases that challenge Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department. This one is a tightly knit tale . . . It's classic Connelly, who has a gift for narrating criminal investigations from the inside and bringing them to life."—San Jose Mercury News
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538751473
ISBN-10: 153875147X
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: A Harry Bosch Novel