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The Black Ice (Harry Bosch Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Connelly
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Book Description

When a body is found in a hotel room, the press soon pick up on the case: it appears to be a missing LAPD narcotics officer, apparently gone to the bad. The rumours were that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice that had been infiltrating LA from Mexico.



The LAPD are quick to declare the death a suicide, but Harry Bosch is not so sure. There are odd, unexplained details from the crime scene which just don't add up. Fighting an attraction to the cop's widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders and into a dangerous world of shifting identities and deadly corruption...


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    The second Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. Harry Bosch investigates the drug-trafficking underworlds of inner city Los Angeles and the wastelands of Mexico.

    Synopsis

    When a body is found in a hotel room, the press soon pick up on the case: it appears to be the body of a missing LAPD narcotics officer, apparently gone to the bad. The rumours were that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice that had been infiltrating Los Angeles from Mexico. The LAPD are quick to declare the death as a suicide, but Harry Bosch is not so sure. There are odd, unexplained details from the crime scene which just don't add up. Fighting an attraction to the cop's widow, Bosh starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders, and into a dangerous world of shifting identities and deadly corruption...

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 620 KB
    • Print Length: 388 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312952813
    • Publisher: Orion (25 Feb. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003G4GMPO
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club.
    Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.

    Here are the Harry Bosch novels in series order:

    The Black Echo
    The Black Ice
    The Concrete Blonde
    The Last Coyote
    Trunk Music
    Angels Flight
    A Darkness More Than Night
    City of Bones
    Lost Light
    The Narrows
    The Closers
    Echo Park
    The Overlook
    The Brass Verdict
    Nine Dragons
    The Reversal
    The Drop
    The Black Box
    The Burning Room

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    51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars No Sleep Till Mexicali 7 May 2004
    By Craobh Rua VINE VOICE
    Format:Paperback
    This is Michael Connelly's second book and - like his first - features Harry Bosch as its central character. Little has changed for Bosch in the eighteen months since the events of "The Black Echo". He's still a jazz-loving loner who's happy to bend the rules, while his taste for coffee, beer and cigarettes remains undiminished.
    As the book begins, it's Christmas Day and our hero is at home, alone and on call. Monitoring police / fire / ambulance radio messages on his scanner, he picks up a message regarding an apparent homicide within Hollywood boundaries that is being dealt with directly by RHD. Despite the fact that it's Christmas, Bosch isn't too happy that he wasn't notified first - as he should've been, according to protocol. Arriving uninvited at the scene of the crime, he tries to edge his way into things. At first glance, it's an apparent suicide involving Cal Moore, another cop working out of the Hollywood Division's narcotics unit. Although they worked in the same department, Bosch didn't know Moore that well. They'd only spoken properly once, about a stalled case Bosch was working : the murder of a drugs runner called Jimmy Kapps. Bosch was hoping Moore could give him a few leads - about the drug he was smuggling in from Hawaii, called Ice, and possible rival gangs who may have been responsible for his death. Bosch was aware, however, he'd had a few problems - including a possible showdown with IAD. Bosch's only involvement in the case, however, is informing Moore's widow.
    The following day, Bosch's boss - Harvey '98' Pounds - tells him to stop working the Kapps case and to keep away the Moore case.
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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning, excellent read 1 Aug. 2002
    Format:Paperback
    The Black Ice has been the fifth book of M.Connelly that I have read. So far, it is his best! The story is gripping, exciting, elaborate, suspensful, and absolutely well thought out.
    The tensness is increasing permanently till the end with a finish that is quite surprising. In particular, I liked the way Connelly describes the character of Harry Bosch. You really 'learn' something about him and get some insights into his complex and 'different' personality.
    If you like crime novels/police stories than this is for you! Although Connelly's way of writing is different from J.Ellroy or R.Chandler, his novels are absolutely comparable.
    My recommendation is, buy the book 'The Harry Bosch Mysteries' where you've got the first three H.Bosch novels in a chronological order (The Black Echo, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde). Although it is not essential it is better to start at the beginning due to the fact that some 'small stories' are much easier to understand.
    I will continue to read the other books of M.Connelly because he is a great author in a time where you find loads of rubbish in the book shelves. Furthermore, if you are sick of reading the usual 'whodunnit' stuff and prefer stories with twists and tenseness, than BUY IT AND YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    ~Story~

    Cal Moore is a Narcotics officer looking at a recent drug killing. However he himself turns into a victim as he is found in a motel room in what looks like a suicide. Rumours start circulating about how Moore had crossed over to the criminal side by selling the latest drug of choice Black Ice.

    Harry Bosch doesn't understand it. It may look like a suicide but his instincts are telling him otherwise. His superiors tell him in no uncertain terms to stay away from the case but Harry soon starts his own investigation and is determined to find out the truth. The truth can only be found by Harry visiting Mexico but with it comes the danger of corruption and his own life being on the line.

    ~Opinion~

    I decided a while ago that I wanted to tackle the Harry Bosch series of books by Michael Connelly in order. I read his first novel a long time ago but it had been so long that I figured I should just start again at book 2 and try to read one every few weeks. Michael Connelly is a very successful author like many other crime greats such as Peter James, James Patterson and Lee Child but his writing style is not necessarily the same. Yes there are parallels in the majority of the crime genre books but that is to be expected. The one thing that is instantly noticeable for me is his attention to detail. This may not be favourable for some people but for me it makes a refreshing change. The other advantage to the detail is the advantage of getting to know why characters make the decision they do, especially when you know that this is an ongoing series.

    The main character is Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch who is an ex-Vietnam soldier who is now on the force. Harry is a great character who is your typical cop who is strong willed and does things his way.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Bosch on a dead cop case 8 Mar. 2011
    By Straightforward TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Paperback
    The body of a colleague is found in an apparent suicide case - the book wouldn't take long to read if that was all there was to it, so obviously all is not as it might first appear.

    This is the second in the Harry Bosch series (the first being a good place to get acquainted - The Black Echo). It's got quite a pace to it, even though it feels quite cerebral; the eye is definitely on the detail here - we follow Harry as he goes through all the stages of the case (a lesser writer would be incapable of making the inevitable post-mortem scenes sound original, but one of Connelly's main strangths is his ability to frame a character and build on him or her very quickly and convincingly), all the way through to what would be a fairly large-budget film if it was ever shot.

    Another of Connelly's strengths is his depth of knowledge - he spent many years as a court reporter and his experience of the processes of law and detection are evident in every page. The pleasure is partly in watching the story unfold; this tale is far less predictable than the first one, though.

    The tale is narrated in the third person, which gives the author more room to describe Bosch's thoughts and to provide a good overview, but this does mean that he loses the immediacy of the first person narrative (a form that Dennis Lehane does masterfully) - the book has many pages, and is a veritable feast for a reader who will occasionally need patience, and always concentration - clues are everywhere.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
    Never knew I could read so fast; it's a page-turner, but what else would expect from Michael Connelly. Can't wait to read the next one!
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