The Narrows by Michael Connelly
(A Harry Bosch Novel)

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Synopsis

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes--and apparently he has not forgotten her.
Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too--from the widow of an old friend. Her husband's death seems natural, but his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Arriving at a derelict spot in the California desert where the feds are unearthing bodies, Bosch joins forces with Rachel. Now the two are at odds with the FBI...and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own...
 

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 3, 2004 by Little, Brown and Company. 456 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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Those who are familiar with the audio adaptations of Connelly's books will be delighted to see that Cariou lends his talents to Connelly's latest mystery, which is a sequel to The Poet (1996).

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There's a gravitas to the mystery/thrillers of Michael Connelly, a bedrock commitment to the value of human life and the need for law enforcement pros to defend that value, that sets his work a

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Book Reporter

There has been a great deal of prepublication hype concerning THE NARROWS, Michael Connelly's new Harry Bosch novel.

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AV Club

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Over the course of 13 thrillers, Michael Connelly has created so many characters that he could write an entire book without cooking up anyone new—and, in his 14th, The Narrows, he more or less does just that.

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Entertainment Weekly

In The Narrows, his nifty new thriller, Michael Connelly resurrects one of his all-time sickest villains, the brilliant Bob Backus (a.k.a.

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Reviewing the Evidence

But not having read any of the Harry Bosch or Terry McCaleb books was clearly a handicap.

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Reviewing the Evidence

The sections involving Harry Bosch are written in first person as he is the focus of the narrative, while the third person is included to explain the events involving Walling and other characters that do not have interactions with Bosch.

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Bestsellersworld

The Poet was a former FBI top agent who had suddenly begun killing people and whom the FBI believed to have been killed himself in the book The Poet.

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Gather Books

The Poet has turned back up after years of silence and Rachel Walling is being dragged back into the task force after years of being shunned by the FBI.

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People

Linking the good guy and the bad guy is federal agent Rachel Walling (think Silence of the Lambs' Clarice Starling), who thought she had killed the Poet a few books ago and is now helping Bosch chase the creep across the Nevada desert.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Jean Heller Denver Post 3.5 of 5 Stars "The Narrows contains all the finely considered elements that mark Connelly as one of the premiere voices working in contemporary crime fiction.

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