Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
(A Harry Bosch Novel)

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<!--StartFragment-->LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.
Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.
The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.
And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity. Featuring ebook bonus materials including an in-depth interview with the author about writing "Nine Dragons," photos from his exciting travels while writing the book, and a link to an online promotional video.<!--EndFragment-->
 

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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The murder of an elderly Chinese owner of a liquor store thrusts Bosch into the unfamiliar world of Chinese immigrants, Asian gangs, and the ruthless triad crime syndicate.

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The Globe and Mail

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And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Bosch's half-brother, "Lincoln lawyer" Mickey Haller, makes a delightful cameo appearance toward the end of the novel, dancing nimbly around two Hong Kong police detectives determined to bring Bosch back with them to explain the many dead bodies left...

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Entertainment Weekly

Bosch jumps on a flight to Hong Kong, where he picks some locks and shoots some bad guys, while Connelly dispatches an important character so randomly that you wonder whom he wouldn't kill to energize a fundamentally inert narrative.

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Los Angeles Times

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The author's latest plunges Harry Bosch -- and his devoted fans -- to thrilling, new depths as a case sends the detective to China when his daughter's life is threatened.

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Suite 101

Bristol cops Jack Caffery and Phoebe "Flea" Marley face their most formidable foe to date in this twisty thriller by the author of SKIN.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Connelly's new Harry Bosch police procedural begins as a routine South Los Angeles liquor store robbery gone wrong.

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Reviewing the Evidence

This tale begins with Harry Bosch being reminded that he is not happy with being partnered with Ignacio Ferras.

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Tampa Bay Times

Unwilling to leave the crime depicted on the video in the hands of the Hong Kong police — Bosch knows a little something about corrupt police departments — he boards a plane with nothing but his cell phone and an envelope of cash.

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PopMatters

“All roads led back to him,” Connelly writes of Bosch, as the ominous net of facts begins to tighten in the detective’s overheated brain, “and he wasn’t sure how he was going to live with it.” To those who don’t know Bosch — and sales figures for Connelly’s novels suggest that they are rapidly be...

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Zimbio

It was nice to be able to read this book too without prior knowledge of the Harry Bosch books, which I have learned there are 14 others.

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Huntington News

It's fall, Harry Bosch time from bestselling crime writer Michael Connelly.

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Scotsman.com

WHEN a Chinese liquor store owner is shot dead in LA, it's not long before detective Harry Bosch suspects a Triad connection.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

The burden of guilt he would now carry would be the heaviest of his life and he was not sure he was up to it.” In Michael Connelly’s Nine Dragons, Detective Harry Bosch, who works in the Robbery-Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, is sent with his partner to investigate a “...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Introducing plotlines that will influence Bosch well into the future (his career in books has so far covered nearly two decades, starting with the 1990 Edgar-winning Black Echo), Nine Dragons once again illustrates Connelly's magic touch.

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M/C Anderson

Cinema: Jack Reacher Michael Dalton - Added Thursday, January 03 @ 18:41:04 EST (170 reads) Reviewed by Peter Gray Given that the character of Jack Reacher has been around since 1997 when he was first introduced through Lee Childs’ novel ‘Killing Floor’ and has a se...

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The Mystery Site

The Brass Verdict - A Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch Mystery: 20th Connelly mystery brings Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together with a bang (from a revolver) The Black Ice - A Harry Bosch Mystery: Second in the series.

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