The Night Fire (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel #22) (Hardcover)
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Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly
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, but after his funeral his widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.
Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point.
The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigative team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
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
is without peer when it comes to police procedurals, and once again proves that
he's the modern master of the form."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"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)
PRAISE FOR DARK SACRED NIGHT:
"Spectacular...Dark Sacred Night is ingenious, frantically suspenseful, and very, very bleak."—Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post
"Readers know that when they pick up a Michael Connelly novel they will get a compelling and well-written dive into the world of crime and law enforcement...What makes Connelly so much better than most crime fiction writers is that his police detectives are human and real. The combination is quality."—Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
"Michael Connelly is superhuman...His hallmark has been his precise, faultless plotting...He's always been especially good when it comes to truly creepy killers, and his denouement here is thrilling."—Charles Finch, USA Today
"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
"One of the best and most affecting Bosch novels since Mr. Connelly began the Bosch saga in 1992...It seems as is the vulnerable Harry Bosch has met the sympathetic Renée Ballard just in the nick of time."—Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal