In Los Angeles in 1988, a sixteen-year-old girl
disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot
wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide - but
some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives
came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book
investigation, no one was ever charged.
Now Detective Harry Bosch
is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved
cases, and this girl's death is the first he's given. A DNA match
makes the case very much alive again, and it turns out to be
anything but cold. The ripples from this death have destroyed at
least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot
grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of betrayal and malice.
And it's not just the girl's family and friends whose lives
Bosch is stirring up afresh. With each new development, Harry Bosch
finds increasing resistance from within the police force itself.
Old enemies are close at hand. Even as he pushes relentlessly to
find the truth, Bosch has to wonder if this assignment was intended
to be his last. Digging up the past may heal old wounds-or it may
expose new, searing ones.
From the mind of the man GQ has called "the best
mystery writer in the world," The Closers is a masterpiece
of thriller writing that is as sharp and immediate as the greatest
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The New York Times - Janet Maslin
...a sharp, straightforward police procedural.....Mr. Connelly continues to make his doomy, secretive Los Angeles a living, breathing character in his stories.
The Miami-Herald - Connie Ogle
Bosch must take a hard look at the ''ripples'' -- the repercussions that devastate crime victims' families and friends -- as well as come to terms with how his devotion to police work has shaped his life. In addition to being a fascinating mystery, The Closers is a profoundly moving story about the importance of finding and recommitting yourself to a purpose, no matter who or what you are.
The Chicago Sun-Tribune - Gary Wisby
The return of Harry Bosch is good for his beloved City of the Angels and great for readers. And bad, really bad, for the bad guys. Because rusty as he is after a three-year hiatus -- he needs to be brought up to speed on a few crime-tech advances -- Harry remains relentless. This is the guy who had Hold Fast tattooed on his knuckles when he was a 16-year-old runaway.
Starred Review. Connelly comes as close as anyone to being today's Dostoyevsky of crime literature, and this is one of his finest novels to date, a likely candidate not only for book award nominations but for major bestsellerdom.
Booklist - Bill Ott
Starred Review. Hard-boiled fans don't like traditional commitment much (it makes us itchy), but Bosch turns us into believers. Give Connelly credit for having the courage to tinker with one of the richest characters in the genre.
Library Journal - Jeff Ayers
Fans and newcomers alike will love seeing Bosch back in uniform, stirring up trouble.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
by AlfaGradu8 Excellent I enjoy all of the Bosch novels, and this one was no exception... A must read for those who are addicted to Bosch and his antics.
Riveting suspense in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly,
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