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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Orion; Abridged edition edition (16 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752871765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752871769
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.4 x 12.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,304,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Amazon Review

The Closers puts Harry Bosch back in the Los Angelese Police Department, where he was meant to be, and sets him to solving old cases, which is what he always did best, alongside Kiz Rider, who was always the best of the partners fate, and Connolly, gave him. They are working on the death of a bi-racial teenager back in the 1980s, abducted from her bedroom and shot dead. The racial tensions of the time are clearly a factor - the DNA of a known racist is trapped in blood on the gun - but in a Michael Connolly novel, things are never as simple as they seem. And Bosch finds, not to his especial surprise, that he has been asked back into the LAPD as someone's weapon in the dance of departmental politics. The death of Backy Verloren was a tragedy - the investigation of her murder was a series of mistakes that left her father an alcoholic mess and her mother an obsessive trapped in the past, and someone profited by their misery. Connolly is always at his best when Harry is caught up in the problems of other people, rather than his own, and this excellent, twisty police procedural is a snappy return to form. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Harry Bosch is out of retirement and back at LAPD, but this time with the "Cold Case" squad - The Closers - trying to close unsolved cases. His first case is to discover who was responsible for the murder of 16 year-old Becky Verloren in 1988. But Harry's digging seems to have uncovered a cover up from an unexpected area. Some strong language, but read brilliantly by the wonderful David Soul - the perfect Harry Bosch. (June Davies OTTAKARS Shelf Talker reviews)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Markus Ronald on 1 Jun. 2005
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We always have to wait a year for a new Bosch novel and that is my only complaint about Mr Connelly. Detective Bosch has always been one of my favorites (along with Jack Reacher) and in this novel he is back with LAPD and his partner Kiz Ryder.
The pace is fast, maybe too fast as i finished the book in three days and again i have to wait another year for the next novel. If you have not discovered Bosch then you have a lot of reading to do as there are now thirteen novels available and they are all as good as you can get. The plot unfolds beautifully and Connelly succeeds again in twisting you around his little finger.
I liked the introduction of a new commander, and he definately adds colour to this new novel.
So, in conclusion, go for it ! you will not be disappointed !
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "brier151" on 17 May 2005
Format: Hardcover
After a two year retirement Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD currently assigned to the cold case files. The first case out the of the chute is the killing of a highschool teen 17 years prior. the case is reopened after blood is matched to that found on the murder weapon -- DNA evidence, and the blood belongs to local white supremacist Roland Mackey (of mixed race himself black father white mother). This might all sound like an episode of CSI, but as Connelly always does he deftly takes the reader deeper into the characters and the plot finding meaning beyound just a police procedural who-dun-it. To my mind no one tops Connelly in this genre, and even those who don't normally read thrillers should take a stabe at Conelly. This book and "A Tourist in the Yucatan" have been my favorite thriller reads of 2005! Tourist is a rough little gem, check it out!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By RachelWalker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Jan. 2006
Format: Paperback
After a 3 year hiatus, Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD, largely thanks to his ex-partner Kizmin Rider. Now they’re back working together, in the Open-Unsolved department of homicide, hoping to apply new techniques to old, near-forgotten cases in order to catch perpetrators who have so far escaped the reach of justice. The first case they’re dealt is the unsolved, 17-year-old murder of teenager Becky Verloren, taken from her bed and shot dead in the hills above her home.
It’s a case, with uncomfortable political and racial undercurrents, that sees Harry Bosch back in his element, and Connelly writing close to the top of his game.
Let’s face it: Bosch is always at his best when he’s getting down and dirty righting wrongs, fighting for justice for those who can no longer get it for themselves. He is, unfailingly, at his most compelling in the thick of a case, usually one that has lain cold for a long time. Connelly is at his best, too, with these kinds of cases, and he is even more able to render the keen and sharp sting of injustice when it’s a state of affairs that has stood for a long time. He’s at his best when race is an issue, too, even a tangential one as here. The Closers is near his best, then? Without a doubt, in my opinion.
While The Narrows was a great thriller, it wasn’t really such a great detective novel. Seems that way a year later, anyway. Looking back, the impression is that it went very fast, seemed to be over almost too quickly. Enjoyable and high-class fiction, indeed, a thrilling thriller indeed also, but lacking that vital something which makes a good Bosch novel an absolutely great one, which this new one is. Back in LA, back in Homicide, Harry is where he really belongs, and you feel it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Craobh Rua VINE VOICE on 15 April 2006
Format: Paperback
"The Closers" is Michael Connelly's fifteenth novel, his eleventh to feature Harry Bosch and was first published in 2005. Orphaned at twelve when his mother was murdered, Bosch's teenage years were spent in and out of orphanages. He enlisted in the army and served in Viet-Nam, before returning home and joining the police force. Once a member of the LAPD's elite RHD (Robbery-Homicide Division), he was demoted to the Hollywood Division after an Internal Affairs investigation. After more than ten years in Hollywood, he was notified of a 'promotion' back to RHD - however, he chose to quit the force instead. Bosch had occasionally been seen by some as a maverick, but increasingly by others as a 'man with a mission'. He left the LAPD with an armful of Hollywood's open-unsolved cases, tool out a private investigator's licence and continued to 'speak for the dead'. However, a couple of phone calls from a former partner, Kizmin Rider, have now led to his return to the LAPD.

"The Closers" tells of Bosch's first case back with the Department. Although he has been partnered with Kiz Rider again, Harry is now working in a very different environment. The pair have been assigned to the Open - Unsolved Unit and are based at the Parker Center rather than at Hollywood. Kiz had worked with the Police Chief as a policy advisor after leaving Hollywood : she had impressed sufficiently for him to approve both Bosch's return to the Department and her transfer to the Unit. However, Harry has been put on probation for a year : any mistake will be punished with a very quick return to civilian life. Harry's arch-nemesis, Deputy-Chief Irving, doesn't take long in 'welcoming' him back.
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