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Bosch is back - in a dark almost nightmarish novel,
This review is from: Lost Light (Paperback)
After two rather dissapointing (for the standards of Michael Connelly) novels, this on really ties in with his early books and will take your breath away.
Harry Bosch is bored with retirement. That changes when he starts to look into an unsolved murder. Angela Benton had been a low-level production assistant working on the latest Hollywood blockbuster when she was murdered in the foyer of her apartment building. The scene was carefully arranged to make it look like a sex crime. Too carefully; Bosch is certain it was staged. But why? And where is the connection to the million$heist at the film production? And why does the FBI warn Harry to leave this case alone?
Find out by yourself by buying this book, it is certainly worth the money, but be careful: the book is dark and takes you - at least sometimes - into the abyss of humankind. It also contains criticism of the civil liberties after September 11th and a small reference to one of the best police-action-gangster movies of all times "HEAT". The atmosphere is almost nightmarish and that gives the book the "special style", which fans of Harry Bosch are used to. There is absolutely no doubt that Connelly is a master-plotter and rightly one of the finest crime novelists in recent times. His complex character of the protagonist allows us even more insights and Harry seems to be more vulnerable without carrying the badge. The ending is - as usual - a big surprise but the good news is, there will be more of Harry Bosch in the future. The new Harry Bosch novel will be called "The Narrows" and is coming out in May, 2004. I can't wait!!