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The Black Ice

The Black Ice

Written by Michael Connelly

Narrated by Dick Hill


The Black Ice

Written by Michael Connelly

Narrated by Dick Hill

ratings:
4.5/5 (433 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
May 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781543612813
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border and into the center of a complex and lethal game-one in which Harry is the next and likeliest victim.

Released:
May 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781543612813
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Michael Connelly is an American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. His books have been translated into 36 languages and have won many awards. He lives with his family in Florida.



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  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book it had a great storyline. I love Harry Bosch, He is a great character. Looking forward to reading more of this series
  • (5/5)
    The exceptional homicide investigator, Harry Bosch, once again colors outside the lines and does the things he needs to do to solve his cases while walking the tightrope of keeping the "suits" (police administrators) reasonably happy and occasionally satisfied.Harry is a thinking man's detective and not much gets by him, but as with any other human he is not infallible, so sometimes he is tricked, and sometimes he doesn't make connections on his cases as quickly as he would like. Nevertheless, he personifies perseverance and is honest in anything of consequence, the really important core values. The Black Ice investigation leads him across the border into Mexico where he skillfully assembles the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to solve his cases while also wading through the parallels he encounters with people having had a life as difficult or more difficult than his own.Connelly is a master weaver of a tale and he takes you on a journey of a realistic and enjoyable police procedural while delving into the complex dynamics of human emotions, experiences and behaviors. Connelly never disappoints. He is regularly a "2 a.m." read, at least for me - hard to put down and always worth the effort!
  • (4/5)
    This was a book of two halves, it took some while to get going and really engage me, but the second half fully engaged me and kept me wanting to read on. The later part of the book was full of action and was more like a thriller than a crime book. Overall I will rate this four stars on balance.
  • (4/5)
    Suspenseful. Harry Bosch is very purposeful in his investigation. He looks for the connecting threads that joined to caused this murder, though it may put a target on his back.
  • (4/5)
    Liked this one much better than the first one. (Could just be my state of mind while reading either one of them.) But there was one thing that I REALLY liked better about this one ... shorter chapters! Sounds silly, but I like to stop reading at the end of a chapter, but if it takes an hour or so to read a chapter, that isn't always very feasible. In any event, the plot was solid as were the characters. Just a good solid entertaining read!
  • (4/5)
    I started reading Bosch because I love the Amazon series. These books remind me of John Standford’s Davenport series-these are thicky, meaty mysteries that require some attention and time.Dirty cops, working both sides of the US/Mexico border, and an unsupportive command is all waiting for Bosch in this installment. I loved the layers and did not see the twist coming at the end. This is a fantastic mystery series to check out!