The Closers by Michael Connelly
(Harry Bosch)

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He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.'s tides of crime. With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together. Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit--and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night...
 

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 May 1, 2005 by Little, Brown and Company. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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The technical drill in this narrative is as detailed as it gets, and when Bosch applies himself to his first case -- the 1988 killing of Rebecca Verloren, a 16-year-old high-school girl who was carried from her bedroom in her parents' home and shot on Oat Mountain -- he is, in effect, taking the ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Connelly's bruised but unbeaten crime buster, Harry Bosch, is back in harness at the Los Angeles Police Department after a two-book retirement (Lost Light , The Narrows ) during which he sought justice as a private eye.

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Most striking of all, in developments that give this novel astonishing moral force, the pair explore the "ripples" of the long ago crime, how it has destroyed the young girl's family—leaving the mother trapped in the past and plunging the father into a nightmare of homelessness and drink—and how ...

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BC Books

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He might call a cop choking on a donut a certain term and then—after the book came out—he had the honor (joy?) of hearing cops using the same terms he’d made up.

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BC Books

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It took Raymond Chandler's mysteries to bring murder back to the street, back to real motives and real weapons, with real passions that spoke to the experiences of the world.

Oct 08 2005 | Read Full Review of The Closers (Harry Bosch)

Book Reporter

The deeper they dig, the more they unearth --- and the more dangerous it becomes, both inside and outside the LAPD, for Harry has some old enemies in the department that make him want to watch his back doubly close.

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Entertainment Weekly

Restless after three years of early retirement, investigator Harry Bosch has returned to the LAPD to help close cold cases in Michael Connelly's workmanlike thriller, The Closers.

May 16 2005 | Read Full Review of The Closers (Harry Bosch)

Gather Books

Returning to the job after retiring, Harry Bosch is now part of a new sector of the homicide squad, they are called The Closers.

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Nights and Weekends

To try to put the pieces of the case together, they have to go back and open up the old wounds of a mother who keeps her daughter’s bedroom as a shrine, a father who ended up living on the streets, a detective who worked on the case (who suspects it may have led to his partner’s suici...

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Blogger News Network

On so many levels it is as Bosch and Rider work a case where Department politics, race relations, and time have played huge factors.

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