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Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch Book 14) Kindle Edition
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As always, Connelly hs produced another master class in detective fiction. (CATHOLIC HERALD) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Michael Connelly's books have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. They have been translated into 40 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. Michael Connelly has also been awarded the 2018 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing.
Connelly is the executive producer of the successful TV series, Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. Bosch Season 4 is now available on SBS in Australia, with Season 5 to screen in 2019 and Season 6 also going into production.
Michael Connelly's new true crime podcast, Murder Book, will premiere on 28 January, 2019.
Michael Connelly spends his time in California and Florida.
To find out more, head to:
Twitter: @Connellybooks --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B0065UELIQ
- Publisher : Allen & Unwin (1 September 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 1500 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 371 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 30,892 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I would highly recommend this author to anyone and only add the proviso that the reader keep a record of the titles as they go through them because they will want to read them all.
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I found the tension and pace of the story relentless and there are a number of quite unexpected twists in the plot which will appeal to budding armchair detectives. However, for me, the outstanding quality of this story lies with its characterisation of Bosch. In this story he is like a fish out of water on a number of levels; his personal life receives a lot more coverage, particularly his father-daughter relationship which until now had been somewhat distant. The story is set in South Los Angeles and Hong Kong, both areas where Bosch feels less 'at home'. He is a lot more stressed in this book for a number of reasons that I will not mention as I do not want to reveal too much of the plot, but his trusted coping mechanisms are being stretched to the limit in this story. There are also a couple of events that hit him hard personally (as they probably would most people) and which strike without warning, catching us readers by surprise. In short, he appears much more vulnerable and less self-assured in this story than in any of the previous ones in the series.
However, the aspect of this book that some readers may find irritating relates to what Harry is able to achieve in Hong Kong in a very short space of time given the extremely sparse information he has at his fingertips and his ability to function with virtually no sleep and no jet-lag. The impression is that he is working virtually solely on adrenaline and conjecture. This did not spoil the story for me but unlike many previous stories in the series, made this one just a little less credible.
Overall however, I found this story really engaging. It contains the usual elements one expects to find in a Harry Bosch story - plenty of action, a few red herrings and blind alleys, and lots of page-turning tension. But unlike many of the more recent stories in the series (to date), this one has a much greater focus on Harry's character, his vulnerabilities, and his personal life which, for me, provided a whole new dimension to the series.
Book number fifteen in the series see's Bosch trawling the mean backstreets of Hong Kong in search of his daughter, while trying to figure out how see figures into a triad case back in Los Angles. The further Bosch digs into her disappearance the more dangerous the outcome for all involved, leaving Bosch with more heavy burdens to bare.
And in all honesty its because Bosch relocates to Hong Kong for a good chunk of the story which somehow jars a bit with the usual placing and pace of a Connolly book.
Don't get me wrong, because Connolly still writes a great story, but for me personally this one is not among his best. It is however necessary as part of the bigger Bosch storyline that follows on from this book.