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The Night Fire

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409186076

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 22nd October 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor – but was this flame kept alive, or a secret that was meant to be snuffed out?

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, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands 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 investigation 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?

Reviews

Connelly has few equals as a thriller writer and it speaks volumes for the world he has created for Harry Bosch [...] The Night Fire is masterfully structured and a dizzying array of plot lines dovetail in a hugely enjoyable and satisfying series of finales.
Daily Express
Advanced and interwoven with characteristic meticulous craft
Sunday Times
Michael Connelly is at the top of his game in The Night Fire [...] complexity and compassion combine in a humdinger of a thriller.
Evening Standard
Michael Connelly is the greatest American crime writer of his generation. The tension builds from the first page. Past and present collide as three cases ricochet off each other in surprising ways
The Times
A cracker of a thriller, packed with surprising twists and turns, and seamlessly bringing together all of Michael Connelly's compelling lead characters, allowing each to shine in their own particular way.
Irish Independent
The Night Fire is further proof of Connelly's undimmed creativity. Juggling a characteristically crowded storyline, Connelly demonstrates once again why he is held in such esteem
Financial Times
One of the greatest crime writers roars back with a superb story [...] and never once draws breath.
Daily Mail
Taut cop thriller
Love It
Hugely enjoyable read.
Daily Mirror