THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLER BEHIND AMAZON PRIME''S BOSCH AND NETFLIX''S THE LINCOLN LAWYER SOME CRIMES YOU CAN''T FORGET.
OTHERS YOU CAN''T FORGIVE.
Detective Renee Ballard is given the chance to revive the LAPD''s cold case unit and find justice for the families of the forgotten. The only catch is she must first unravel an unsolved murder, or lose this opportunity of a lifetime...
Harry Bosch is top of the list of investigators Ballard wants to recruit. The ex-detective is a living legend - but for how long?
Because Bosch has his own agenda: a crime that has haunted him for years - the murder of a whole family, buried out in the desert - which he vowed to close.
With the killer still out there and evidence elusive, Bosch is on a collision course with a choice he hoped never to make...
''Cements Connelly''s reputation as the master of modern crime fiction'' EXPRESS * * * * * CRIME DOESN''T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY:
''The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation'' IAN RANKIN ''An incredible writer'' RICHARD OSMAN ''The best mystery writer in the world'' GQ ''One of the world''s greatest crime writers'' DAILY MAIL ''A superb natural storyteller'' LEE CHILD ''A master'' STEPHEN KING ''A genius'' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY ''Crime thriller writing of the highest order'' GUARDIAN ''One of the great storytellers of crime fiction'' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is back, taking the long shot cases, where the chances of winning are one in a million. He agrees to represent a woman in prison for killing her husband, a sheriff''s deputy. Despite her conviction four years earlier, she still maintains her innocence. Haller enlists his half brother, retired LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, as investigator. Reviewing the case, Bosch sees something that doesn''t add up, and a sheriff''s department intent on bringing a quick search for justice in the killing of one of its own.
The path to justice for both the lawyer and his investigator is fraught with danger from those who don''t want the case reopened. And they will stop at nothing to keep the Haller-Bosch dream team from uncovering what the deputy''s killing was really about.
CRIME DOESN''T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY:
''The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation'' IAN RANKIN ''The best mystery writer in the world'' GQ ''One of the greatest crime writers'' DAILY MAIL ''A superb natural storyteller'' LEE CHILD ''A master'' STEPHEN KING ''A genius'' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY ''Crime thriller writing of the highest order'' GUARDIAN ''A terrific writer with pace, style and humanity to spare'' THE TIMES ''America''s greatest living crime writer'' DAILY EXPRESS ''One of the great storytellers of crime fiction'' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Da'Quan Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side' as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career.
LAPD Detective Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor - but was this flame kept alive, or a secret that was meant to be snuffed out? Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?