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The Black Box (edition 2013)

by Michael Connelly, Michael McConnohie (Reader)

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Title:The Black Box
Authors:Michael Connelly
Other authors:Michael McConnohie (Reader)
Info:Little, Brown & Company (2013), Audio CD
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Harry Bosch is working a niggling cold-case from two decades past. As the story unfolds, we find him in hot water with his superiors once more, as he takes on the case as a personal mission. We are drawn through portions of the Iraq war, to Germany, to New York, and - finally - to the California/Rodney King judgment riots.

We follow along as he uncovers an unexpected, secondary crime, that involves several individuals - some of whom have become far more influential in the past two decades.

The Good: It's a Bosch book. And I can't get enough of those. When Connelly is passionate about something, it shows through in those sections of the book.

The Bad: Those sections seem too few and far between in this work, linked by moments and pages that just feel dashed off. I think that, perhaps, Mr. Connelly might have been be spread a bit too thin on deadlines (or some such thing) to give this work the time it needed to be something great.

The Overall: The plot line is unique for one of his works. Unfortunately, it's also a bit more transparent (to a degree) than of his others. It was a decent read, but nothing to rave about. I missed the craftsmanship in this work that I have come to know - and love - Connelly to be capable of. ( )
  HeathDAlberts | Sep 14, 2014 |
As always Harry Bosch amazes me..he almost got caught in a pickle he couldn't get out of. Always the one to not back off..Everyone counts or nobody counts. ( )
  selinalynn69 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Harry keeps finding the wrong ant hills to kick over as his career slowly winds down as he works the cold cases. The case he works on this time goes back to the LA riots and now as he finds his suspects they have powerful juice. Harry is also working on his relationship with his daughter and he feels almost as he can never quite get it right and also doesn't seem to do everything right with his new girlfriend as well. A decent book but not one of my favorites. ( )
  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jul 8, 2014 |
Contrasts Harry, who wants to solve cases to bring closure to the victims and their family, and the higher ups who care more about numbers and politics. Harry's daughter is growing up and Harry has a girlfriend.
  raizel | Jun 20, 2014 |
You can guarantee that once you start a Michael Connelly book you won't want to put it down and this was no different. Harry Bosch is back in Open Unsolved and assigned a case dating back to the LA riots of 1992 when a Danish journalist was killed. As usual Harry doggedly pursues his investigation revealing all manner of skeleton, despite being investigated by Professional Standards. ( )
  edwardsgt | May 29, 2014 |
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In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the 'black box,' the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.… (more)

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