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The Black Box

Michael Connelly

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Crime & mystery

Harry Bosch returns to the scene of a 20-year-old crime. Abridged edition.

May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.

When Harry finds the body of a female journalist in an alley he is forced to hand over the case to the Riot Crimes Task Force, knowing that it will never be solved.

Twenty years later, new evidence confirms her death was not a case of random violence but something much more personal. This time Harry is determined that the killer isn't going to escape - even if it means stepping back into the darkest days of the city he loves...

Read by Michael McConnohie

(p) 2012 Hachette Audio

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Praise for The Black Box

  • THE DROP is one of those Harry Bosch books that starts with a bang and stays strong all the way through - NEW YORK TIMES

  • Connelly gives yet another virtuoso performance in how to write crime novels - DAILY MAIL

  • Michael Connelly is the undisputed master of police procedural thrillers and this latest episode in the colourful life of Harry Bosch is quite literally unputdownable - IRISH INDEPENDENT

  • Connelly is a crime writing genius - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

  • While the themes of Connelly's LA crime novels are familiar (power, envy, corruption), his plotting is anything but - ESQUIRE

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Michael Connelly

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the internationally bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series, and several other bestsellers including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer. He has been President of the Mystery Writers of America, and his books have been translated into thirty-nine languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. He spends his time in California and Florida

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