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The night fire, Michael Connelly

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The night fire
Title
The night fire
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Michael Connelly
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eng
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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, John Jack 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?
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  • /* Starred Review */ Thanks to Connelly's remarkable narrative legerdemain, Harry Bosch has enjoyed multiple incarnations as a crime-series hero: in and out of the LAPD as well as sharing top billing with leads from other Connelly series. In his latest reinvention (unveiled in Dark Sacred Night, 2018), the retired Harry is working cold cases on his own, partnering off the books with Renée Ballard, who continues her regular LAPD gig as a detective on the night shift (The Late Show, 2017). This time Harry is given a double-edged gift from the widow of his former mentor, John Jack Thompson. Apparently, Thompson, also never one to let an unsolved case lie fallow, absconded with a ""murder book"" (case file) when he retired. Was he still working on this seemingly ordinary murder of a drug addict? If so, why? As Harry and Renée start digging, another possibility emerges: Did John Jack steal the murder book because he didn't want the case solved? Meanwhile, it looks as if Renée's current late-show case may have a surprising connection to the addict's long-ago murder. Not only has Connelly created another fully formed series lead in Renée, who has her own fascinating backstory, but he has also forged a fascinating yin-and-yang relationship between the old-school Harry and the unconventional loner Renèe, who prefers sleeping on the beach with her dog. Uniting this duo, who work totally as equals, is a shared commitment to doing the job right and following Bosch's credo, ""everybody matters or nobody matters."" Master chef Connelly has once again combined familiar ingredients into a new and completely satisfying dish.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Connelly is on a roll, with three consecutive number-one New York Times best-sellers. Don't bet against number four. -- Bill Ott (Reviewed 10/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 116, number 3, p30)
  • /* Starred Review */ The sins of the past cast a long shadow in bestseller Connelly’s superlative second novel featuring detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch together (after 2018’s Dark Sacred Night). After the funeral of former LAPD Det. John Jack Thompson, the man’s widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took when he left the force a couple of decades before. The cold case concerns the unsolved homicide of 24-year-old John Hilton, an addict who was killed in an alley in 1990. What’s unclear is why Bosch’s old mentor stole the murder book—to work the case himself in retirement, or to keep other detectives from working it? Bosch takes the book to Ballard, a kindred spirit; both are outliers with a shared fire for fighting injustice no matter where the trail leads. Meanwhile, defense attorney Mickey Haller enlists Bosch, his half-brother, to assist in defending a mentally ill man accused of murdering a superior court judge. Conflicting DNA evidence and a problematic confession complicate the high profile case. Connelly is without peer when it comes to police procedurals, and once again proves that he’s the modern master of the form. Agent: Philip Spitzer, Philip G. Spitzer Literary. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/14/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 41, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10815659
Cataloging source
T3Q
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connelly, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O51165
LC item number
N54 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel
  • Harry Bosch Novel
Series volume
  • [book 3]
  • [book 22]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bosch, Harry
  • Ballard, Renee
  • Women detectives
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder
  • Policewomen
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adult
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The night fire, Michael Connelly
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780316485616
Lccn
2019946507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • on1107434674
  • (OCoLC)1107434674
Label
The night fire, Michael Connelly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series numbering provided by GoodReads.com
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780316485616
Lccn
2019946507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1107434674
  • (OCoLC)1107434674

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