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Trunk Music

Trunk Music

Written by Richard Powers

Narrated by Dick Hill


Trunk Music

Written by Richard Powers

Narrated by Dick Hill

ratings:
3.5/5 (1,176 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543612530
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range—what looks like "trunk music," a Mafia hit.

But the LAPD's organized crime unit is curiously uninterested, and when Harry follows a trail of gambling debts to Las Vegas, the case suddenly becomes more complex—and much more personal. A rekindled romance with an old girlfriend opens new perspectives on the murder, and he begins to glimpse a shocking triangle of corruption and collusion. Yanked off the case, Harry himself is soon the one being investigated. But only a bullet can stop Harry when he's searching for the truth….

Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543612530
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Richard Powers is the author of thirteen novels. His most recent, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has been a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.



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  • (4/5)
    [Cross-posted to Knite Writes]There’s really not all that much I can say about a Bosch book that I haven’t said before. The plots are always well-crafted and complex, with excellent twists and turns that you never see coming. No threads are left hanging, no plot points unresolved. The world-building is excellent and always reflects the changing social climates, technology, and the like, as the series moves through the 90s toward the new millennium.All in all, this book was just another great installment of the series. It had a great mystery, some good action scenes, and a fairly satisfying conclusion. I can’t really come up with any complaints.In fact, I actually like this book a tad bit more than I did some of the other novels, due largely to the inclusion of a new and improved cast. Kizmin Rider and Grace Billets added some good diversity to the mix of characters, which has, due to the (admittedly realistic) social climate of the LA police in the 90s, been a bit too white and a bit too male in the past. It was good to see the books reflect the sorts of social changes that actually occurred during this time period and bring in some fresh faces.It was also a great relief to see these faces well-characterized and not left flat on the sidelines.I think my only “issue” with the book was the final chapter, which involved a coincidence so absurd that it made me roll my eyes. Personally, I don’t think it was necessary, and it took away from an otherwise strong ending. It wasn’t a deal breaker or anything, but I did fit it pretty annoying.Other than that, though, (and it is a pretty minor thing, to be honest), Trunk Music was another fantastic Bosch book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next few in the series!
  • (4/5)
    LAPD detective Harry Bosch is back on active duty and his first case is a doozy: A dead guy found shot to death in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. The investigation takes him from LA to Las Vegas and back again, on the trail of of movie moguls, mobsters, and money laundering. The case is complicated when he meets up with someone from his past who may or may not be connected to the case. A good entry in the series, although I'm getting a bit weary of Harry's constant run-ins with Internal Affairs and his bosses. It's starting to seem like a crutch for Connelly, an easy way to gin up some conflict apart from the case itself, which is nice and twisty and satisfyingly solved.
  • (4/5)
    A good Bosch mystery that leaves you guessing about some things until the end. This fills in some gaps I had between early Bosch novels, and the TV series which is based on later ones.
  • (3/5)
    Tight mystery, but writing was pedestrian. Much as I like Connelly, I think I prefer the Lincoln Lawyer series.
  • (5/5)
    In this series Harry brings down a mobster for the FBI...rekindles his relationship with Eleanor Wish and defeats the IAD asshole out to get him by marrying her.All this is done in tandem to solving the murder of a porn producer who was washing money for the mobster.
  • (2/5)
    So far my least favorite book in the series. I really dislike any books/TV with a mob connection, and the plot lines in this book were just unappealing. I think I'll wait a while before starting the next book in the series.