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Pasaje al paraíso by Michael Connelly

Pasaje al paraíso (original 1997; edition 1998)

by Michael Connelly

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Title:Pasaje al paraíso
Authors:Michael Connelly
Info:Barcelona : Ediciones B, 1998
Collections:Leídos, Read but unowned

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Trunk Music by Michael Connelly (1997)



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When the body of a B movie producer, Tony Aliso, is found in the trunk of a car, Detective Harry Bosch is called in to investigate and follows the clues to a Las Vegas nightclub with ties to organized crime. Soon Harry finds himself at the center of a complex web of lies, deceit and murder that may just signal the end of his career…

Not the best installment in the series. The first half is too slow and focuses excessively on the organized crime element, which is not a favorite trope of mine. That said, this would not be an issue were it not for the fact that it is so obviously misdirection. The second half is better once the investigation changes focus and there are one or two surprising twists that keep the pages turning.

In terms of character development, Harry is in a better place following the angst ridden events of the previous book. The return of an old flame has some sweet moments, but it must be said that this particular romantic entanglement has not future and only plays into Harry’s “damsel in distress” complex.

Several new characters are introduced - Kizman, Billets and Goshen. Each has an interesting role to play in the story and will hopefully develop in future installments. Goshen is particularly intriguing and I look forward to reading more about him. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
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. ( )
  Zack_Anthony | May 28, 2016 |
Serious and solid. ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |
I love how Bosch can get into so much trouble trying to do the right thing and then in the end it all works out... ( )
  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
Robert Petkoff
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
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As he drove along Mulholland Drive toward the Cahuenga Pass, Bosch began to hear the music.
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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 a 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 disinterested, 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 is searching for the truth...
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LAPD Homicide detective Bosch is back from an involuntary administrative leave just in time for the bodies to start turning up. When he finds hints of an mob hit but can't interest the organized crime unit in the murder, Bosch has to take the investigation into his own hands in a this hard-boiled tale full of sharp turns. Fans of Michael Connelly's excellent, The Poet, will go wild for this even better addition to the Harry Bosch series.

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A detective investigating a murder is fired for his efforts because his probe disrupted an FBI sting operation. He is Hieronymous Bosch of the Los Angeles police department who was investigating the slaying of a movie producer. A tale of Hollywood films, crooked money and crooked cops.… (more)

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