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Nine Dragons (A Harry Bosch Novel) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Michael Connelly

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Title:Nine Dragons (A Harry Bosch Novel)
Authors:Michael Connelly
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2009), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 384 pages
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Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly (2009)



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it was my first book of Michael Connelly. nowadays I read various authors' books to find out more about my favorite. I liked Michael Connelly. he managed to write a nice not-so-mysterious detective novel. there is no fill-in-the-blanks pages, as we can see everywhere, in this book. all parts relate to other parts and depend to another parts as well.
the 2 final part of the book, especially last 10~15 pages turned me upside down. it was fabulous and a little bit shocking. it worth to read books like this. most of the time, I like to read full mysterious books, like ones by Harlan Coben or Tess Gerritsen, but I'm satisfied with this book, despite it is more a detective story rather than mystery. author did great job in writing a detective book which is interesting enough to make you turn pages quickly. ( )
  timaz | Sep 18, 2016 |
Every once in awhile, I get the feeling Michael Connelly has a decent idea for a book, sketches it out, and hands it off to either his lazier alter-ego or a creative writing grad student to flesh out into a book. This is definitely one of those.

Without going into detail or ruining the experience for someone, like me, who has read pretty much everything the guy has written and will continue to do so, there are way too many examples of sloppy police work, bad assumptions, terrible dialogue.... I could go on. All the elements that normally make him such an interesting author are missing!

I'll chalk this one up as an aberration, albeit one that's becoming a little more common for him. ( )
  gmmartz | Jun 21, 2016 |
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 |
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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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From across the aisle Harry Bosch looked into his partner's cubicle and watched him conduct his daily ritual of straightening the corners of his stacks of files, clearing the paperwork from the center of his desk and finally placing his rinsed-out coffee cup in a desk drawer.
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Detective Harry Bosch is called to investigate the murder of a store owner in a tough LA neighbourhood. For Harry, it's a trip down memory lane: he's been to Fortune Liquours before and remembers Mr Li - a man who offered him sanctuary during LA's notorious riots. Now the debt must be repaid.

Mr Li left a clue to his murderer's identity, a clue that leads Harry into a parallel criminal universe ruled by the Triads. But as he gets closer to this shady underworld, the Triads send Harry a devastating message - they have taken something of his, something he holds very dear. As Harry's life implodes, he must risk everything to track a killer who knows how to get under his skin...
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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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