Series: Harry Bosch #9
Narrator: Len Cariou
Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 1, 2003
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 9 hours, 38 minutes
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9 hours, 38 minutes
The vision has haunted him for four years--a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed.
Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.
Harry Bosch is about eight months into his retirement from the LAPD and decides to do some follow up on one of his old cold cases. It’s one that’s haunted him because of the way the victim, Angella Benton, was found at the scene. It didn’t take long for him to realize that he opened the proverbial “Pandora’s Box” after a chance move put him in the crosshairs of several law enforcement agencies. You know Harry…that just energized him.
This was the first story in the series where Harry’s narrating the story in first person. I must admit being rattled a bit because I no longer get to guess what’s behind his perspectives and behaviors because he’s telling me! The best part of this story is getting to know him better at a whole new level.
The case was really interesting with a few shocking twists, some I saw coming and others catching me flatfooted. The new narrator, Len Cariou, did a very good job and I think I can get used to him. I had a hard time putting this one down and I’m dying to get into the next book.
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