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The Night Fire (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel #22) (Hardcover)
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.
Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.
About the Author
Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-two previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds of Truth, and The Late Show. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, and the creator and host of the podcast Murder Book. He spends his time in California and Florida.
"The Night Fire offers more than a few incendiary surprises."—Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times
Raymond Chandler of this generation, and readers will be studying his writing
methods decades from now. He has created another novel that feels authentic on
every level, and the underlying theme of mortality running through the
narrative makes everything in the story more urgent."
plot: murder, arson, professional rivalry, salty cop talk and noisy domestic
disputes that turn very ugly very quickly. Me, I go for the procedural details:
who does what and how things get done from the minute the cops on shift at the
Hollywood Division are sent to investigate a murder. Connelly is pretty much
the current dean of procedural writers."
"Breathless action...deep character studies...The Night Fire is Connelly's twenty first outing with Bosch, but the author has so much more to show us about him. Only three books in, Ballard has even more fodder for Connelly to uncover. In The Night Fire, Connelly again shows his mission: strong plots and sturdy characters."—Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel
"A virtuoso performance...The Night Fire glows with the instincts and intelligence Bosch and Ballard bring to their pursuit of the truth."—Collette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
greatest crime writers of all time...Connelly continues to deliver winner after
winner, year in and year out...reading one of his books is an
experience unlike anything else the genre has to offer."
is without peer when it comes to police procedurals, and once again proves that
he's the modern master of the form."
"Remarkable narrative legerdemain...Not only has Connelly created another fully formed series lead in Renée, who has her own fascinating backstory, but he has also forged a fascinating yin-and-yang relationship between the old school Harry and the unconventional loner Renèe...Master chef Connelly has once again combined familiar ingredients into a new and completely satisfying dish. Connelly is on a roll, with three consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers. Don't bet against number four."—Bill Ott, Booklist (starred review)
manages to top himself with his latest intensely gripping thriller...He
tells a superb tale with an economy of words using a no-nonsense,
fly-on-the-wall style of writing...Fans of this prolific author of crime dramas
and either series will find this best-seller-list-bound novel hard to put down."
PRAISE FOR DARK SACRED NIGHT:—-
"Spectacular...Dark Sacred Night is ingenious, frantically suspenseful, and very, very bleak."—Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post
"It was only last year that Connelly introduced Ballard, a fierce and fascinating new protagonist who instantly emerged as a reader favorite. Bosch, meanwhile, is a grizzled veteran by now; Dark Sacred Night marks the 21st novel to center on him. But fans always finish eager to come back for more."—David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly