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Nine Dragons (2009)

by Michael Connelly

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Series: Harry Bosch (15)

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Ok, it's a regular, well written, suitable suspense; but there is this ending wich seems to me like, wrong, short, aborted! ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
not one of my favorites ( )
  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
Another Harry Bosch novel with a twist. This one was a bit more disturb ing to me, though. ( )
  becka11y2 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Not my favorite Bosch but it picked up after a while. I think the better Bosch books have darker storylines and while this had some dark references in the plotline, it just wasn't that kind of "grab you right away" thing.


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  ER1116 | Jan 13, 2016 |
9 Dragons was a so-so read. There were some parts which I thought were very slow and I would guess cozy mystery readers might enjoy it but to me it could have been condensed in half and been ok.

Harry Bosch's daughter was kidnapped while living in China perhaps due to a case Harry was working on in LA or perhaps not. Harry takes a plane to China to rescue her and works with his ex-wife and her current boyfriend to that end. There were some interesting parts and the end does have a little surprise.

I listened to the unabridged audiobook but don't think that I would have finished it if I was reading it. This may not be the book's fault- - it may be more of what kind of mysteries I like to read. ( )
  Diane_K | Jul 14, 2015 |
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Whenever authors interrupt a conventional plot to send their series sleuth to some exotic clime, you tend to suspect them of writing off a vacation as a research trip. Michael Connelly doesn’t quite put that suspicion to rest with Nine Dragons, in which he takes a long pause from an investigation into the murder of an old Chinese shopkeeper in Los Angeles and dispatches his detective, Harry Bosch, on a daredevil mission to Hong Kong. But Connelly goes on to resolve both Harry’s home-turf case and that nasty business in Hong Kong in his customary ­double-barreled style of action and intelligence. So let’s just say that a good writer can get away with just about anything he wants to.
 
The center of the book is a breathless, bloody quest through a city Bosch barely knows, a teeming metropolis of skyscrapers and high finance in the midst of celebrating the ancient Festival of Hungry Ghosts. It's a foray outside his usual haunts that works, and one that takes him into new emotional territory as well.
 
Harry's personal and professional lives overlap in the engrossing Nine Dragons, the 15th novel — and one of the best — in this series. Nine Dragons works as a gripping police procedural, an intense character study and an international thriller. The novel also explores a man learning to become a father, serves as a travel guide to the back streets of Hong Kong police and provides an in-depth look at Los Angeles' Asian community.
 
To say that "Nine Dragons" is coiled tight with suspense understates Connelly's accomplishment in portraying Bosch at the cusp of a new world... And though Connelly remains a master at detailing the intricacies of "the job," it is Harry's longing for reunion and connection with his ex-wife and daughter, the overwhelming vulnerability he feels as a father, that makes "Nine Dragons" another standout in the series that should satisfy all readers, whether they are new to Boschworld, occasional visitors or devoted denizens.
 
The appearance of a third Connelly title in a year would be excellent news if Nine Dragons, his latest offering, didn't read like it had been scribbled during a red-eye from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, the two cities where the slapdash action unfolds.
 

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0316166316, Hardcover)

Amazon Best of the Month, October 2009: An investigation into a cold-blooded murder introduces Detective Harry Bosch to a Chinese underworld lurking in the dark recesses of the City of Angels. Its tentacles are far reaching, yet it remains shrouded in secrecy due to time-honored cultural traditions that keep the exploited from speaking out. To the victim's family, Bosch promises revenge, but when his own daughter suddenly becomes a target, he promises blood. However, working a case with leads on both sides of the Pacific provides little room (or time) for error. 9 Dragons is a gritty, coffee-and-cigarettes crime thriller full of smart twists and generous helpings of suspense. Fans of Michael Connelly can expect another exceptional thrill ride, while newcomers will be immediately engaged by the tortured and unrelenting Bosch. "He knew one day it would come to this, that the darkness would find [his daughter] and that she would be used to get him," writes Connelly. "That day was now." --Dave Callanan

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Investigating the shooting death of a Chinese liquor store owner, detective Harry Bosch identifies a suspect as a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad only to have his daughter go missing, a situation that prompts his high-stakes search across the Pacific.… (more)

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