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Michael Connelly is a class act and in Harry Bosch he s created one of the best crime stoppers in contemporary fiction fact Connelly has also demonstrated an ability to branch off and develop additional compelling characters, like Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer He s previously brought Bosch and Haller together and established a link but here, for the first time, he pairs them up to work in unison on a case.The idea of working with Haller to defend a man accused of a brutal murder is init Michael Connelly is a class act and in Harry Bosch he s created one of the best crime stoppers in contemporary fiction fact Connelly has also demonstrated an ability to branch off and develop additional compelling characters, like Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer He s previously brought Bosch and Haller together and established a link but here, for the first time, he pairs them up to work in unison on a case.The idea of working with Haller to defend a man accused of a brutal murder is initially repellent to Bosch it goes against the grain and he s worried about the reaction it will prompt from his ex colleagues in the LAPD Suffice to say he sets about satisfying himself that there is justification in committing to this course of action and then jumps right in, neck deep The plot is as taut as a botoxed forehead and I was riveted throughout as I absorbed the audio version in two long sessions Bosch is certainly the main act here, with Haller very much in a supporting role And that s fine with me I can think of only a couple of other fictional flatfoots that can compare James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux and Lawrence Block s Matt Scudder I d quite happily spend a whole reading year working through the novels of this trinity.The only pity is that I guess I ve now got to wait another year for another offering from Connelly Or maybe I should start from the beginning and work my way through them all again Today is the last day of 2019 and I have just finished reading The Crossing I m officially a Michael Connelly fan Big time.The Crossing is the eighteenth book in the Harry Bosch series but it was the book that introduced me to this author You don t have to have read any of the previous books to read this one The Crossing starts with us being introduced to Harry Bosch, an ex cop who was forced to retire from the LAPD and is suing the department with the help of his half brother also known as Today is the last day of 2019 and I have just finished reading The Crossing I m officially a Michael Connelly fan Big time.The Crossing is the eighteenth book in the Harry Bosch series but it was the book that introduced me to this author You don t have to have read any of the previous books to read this one The Crossing starts with us being introduced to Harry Bosch, an ex cop who was forced to retire from the LAPD and is suing the department with the help of his half brother also known as the Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller This character has a separate series dedicated to him as well Haller, who is a defense attorney and who would have been on the other side of the aisle had Harry still been with the LAPD, requests Harry to investigate a case for him a popular and well liked city official has been murdered and the man who has been arrested for the crime is someone Mickey believes to be innocent Harry refuses to do so, believing that it would be equivalent to betraying his department by working for the defense But when he starts to study the case, he realizes that there isto it than meets the eye He agrees to investigate with the sole purpose of finding the true killer His investigation leads him to another murder case that of a male prostitute In his attempt to piece everything together to find the crossing that might explain where the murderer met his victim, Bosch has to keep up as the killer continues to leave a trail of bodies I really loved this one The main characters were likeable and incredibly smart It wasn t one of those books where you find yourself doubting a character s competence each of the characters is terrific at their job The book is fast paced, so much so that the action begins on page one I liked the fact that the case was the main focus of the book, leaving very little room for anything else By this I mean that there was no unnecessary romance that could steal the spotlight and make the story seem dragging Also, there isn t much suspense regarding the identity of the murderer as much as there is about figuring out what the motive was and how seemingly unconnected events were all linked together The author wraps up the ending in an extremely satisfying manner Michael Connelly is a terrific writer and I am really glad I decided to end this year with one of his works The fact that there are so many books that I haven t read in Harry Bosch s universe makes me thrilled I can t wait Connelly writes some of the best police procedurals around Pairing Bosch, with Heller was pure genius Never one to settle for easy answers, Bosch pursues justice wherever it takes him He needs to understand how everything is pieced together, find out who is guilty and what they had to gain Haller, is a master in the courtroom, can use the tiniest bit of information to create doubt and free his client In this case, thanks to Bosch, temporarily, well maybe, working for the dark side No longe Connelly writes some of the best police procedurals around Pairing Bosch, with Heller was pure genius Never one to settle for easy answers, Bosch pursues justice wherever it takes him He needs to understand how everything is pieced together, find out who is guilty and what they had to gain Haller, is a master in the courtroom, can use the tiniest bit of information to create doubt and free his client In this case, thanks to Bosch, temporarily, well maybe, working for the dark side No longer a detective will he now pursue justice from the other side Or will he be able to return to his former job New love interest, maybe Solid writing, brilliant characters and a great mixing of a legal thriller with a very good police procedure What s not to like In this 18th book in the Harry Bosch series, the homicide detective reluctantly agrees to help his half brother Mickey Haller defend an alleged murderer The book can be read as a standalone Harry Bosch has lost his job as a homicide detective for the LAPD again and is at loose ends At the same time Harry s half brother, attorney Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer , is defending former gang member Da Quan Foster, who s accused of raping and murdering assistant city manager Lexi Park Mi In this 18th book in the Harry Bosch series, the homicide detective reluctantly agrees to help his half brother Mickey Haller defend an alleged murderer The book can be read as a standalone Harry Bosch has lost his job as a homicide detective for the LAPD again and is at loose ends At the same time Harry s half brother, attorney Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer , is defending former gang member Da Quan Foster, who s accused of raping and murdering assistant city manager Lexi Park Mickey is convinced his client was set up and asks Harry to look into the case Harry refuses because the idea of crossing from catching criminals to helping them get off is abhorrent to him Nevertheless, Harry takes a look at the LAPD s murder book and gets an inkling that Da Quan might actually be innocent The clue that intrigues Harry most is Lexi s expensive watch, which is missing Meanwhile, two LAPD detectives have an inordinate interest in the Lexi Park case They spy on Mickey and Harry, stop Mickey for a bogus DUI so they can search his car, and track the half brothers with GPS devices Then, when Harry starts to investigate the missing watch,people are murdered It s clear that something is rotten in the LAPD.The book moves along at a steady clip as Harry uncovers one clue after another, and builds to a satisfying climax Full disclosure I did get a tad impatient with a couple of sections about LAPD parking lots and gangs surveilling them, but this is a minor quibble.The secondary characters add interest to the book, including Harry s daughter Maddie who s preparing for college, Harry s former partner Lucia who secretly lends him a hand, and an Internal Affairs investigator that Harry has sparks with The last part of the book has some juicy courtroom scenes courtesy of Mickey Haller , which is icing on the cake of a good detective novel I enjoyed the book and recommend it to mystery lovers especially fans of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller.You can follow my reviews at Harry Bosch is officially retired from the LAPD after having been forced out for of course political agendas He s not going out quietly and has hired brother Mickey Haller to represent him in his suit against the city When Mickey asks him to serve as his investigator for a client he s certain is innocent, obviously Harry is reluctant to play on the team for the other side but agrees to look into it for him Thehe probes, thehe s convinced that Mickey s client was set up to cove Harry Bosch is officially retired from the LAPD after having been forced out for of course political agendas He s not going out quietly and has hired brother Mickey Haller to represent him in his suit against the city When Mickey asks him to serve as his investigator for a client he s certain is innocent, obviously Harry is reluctant to play on the team for the other side but agrees to look into it for him Thehe probes, thehe s convinced that Mickey s client was set up to cover up something muchsinister When I learned that Harry and Mickey would be teamed for this story I set my expectations pretty high and they were surpassed This was skilled writing because the Haller stories have a much different vibe from the Bosch ones but Connelly effectively integrated the two The case was intricate, not one where you could easily make the connections Typical Harry pulls a seemingly innocuous thread, doggedly pursuing it until the case breaks open But, the highlight of this story was seeing how Harry and Mickey s styles connect and clash It was a big risk for Harry to agree to work with him because he ll be forever persona non grata with his brothers in law enforcement, no matter the outcome Welliver delivers a fine performance in his narration, continuing to nail Bosch I really loved this story and am anxious for what s next for Harry Another well done Harry Bosch novel This time, Harry is playing for the opposing side, helping his half brother Micky Haller He struggles for a long time with the whole idea of crossing over to the dark side, as he thinks of the defense As always, this is a convoluted tale with lots of twists and turns Even though you know who the bad guys are, it s the means by which Harry unravels the clues that provides the intrigue I listened to the audio book and the narrator does a good job He even s Another well done Harry Bosch novel This time, Harry is playing for the opposing side, helping his half brother Micky Haller He struggles for a long time with the whole idea of crossing over to the dark side, as he thinks of the defense As always, this is a convoluted tale with lots of twists and turns Even though you know who the bad guys are, it s the means by which Harry unravels the clues that provides the intrigue I listened to the audio book and the narrator does a good job He even sounds like I would expect Harry to sound It s not that he attempts to create a different voice for each character It s just that his voice mirrors how I envision Harry s I really enjoy reading Michael Connelly s books This is a 5 star read You learn early on who the bad guys are but all the various threads in the plot come together gradually in a very satisfying conclusion Harry Bosch is asked by his half brother, Mickey Haller, a lawyer, to become his new investigator Haller s previous investigator, Cisco, was badly injured when a car cut off his motorcycle in traffic Haller is convinced his client, Da Quan Foster is innocent of the murder that he is accus I really enjoy reading Michael Connelly s books This is a 5 star read You learn early on who the bad guys are but all the various threads in the plot come together gradually in a very satisfying conclusion Harry Bosch is asked by his half brother, Mickey Haller, a lawyer, to become his new investigator Haller s previous investigator, Cisco, was badly injured when a car cut off his motorcycle in traffic Haller is convinced his client, Da Quan Foster is innocent of the murder that he is accused of Harry doesn t want to become a defense investigator, viewing it as crossing to the dark side, but agrees to look at the murder book as a favor to Mickey When he reads the murder book, he finds discrepancies and leads not followed up How he unravels this case makes a well written thriller, so much so that I read the last 180 pages in one day Superb, as always A few political glitches that maybe half or less of readers will notice Beyond that, Connelly doesn t waste a clue and develops Bosch even further when he crosses double meaning in the title to defense work to catch a killer.Wonderful pacing and, as always, I like the southern California setting Bosch is a master. (READ EPUB) à The Crossing Í Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller fromNew York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it s a setup Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target There is an elegance to this police procedural, but an emotional flatness had me rating it as average among the many great ones in the series Harry Bosch s pursuit of small clues slowly begin to open doors on a tough case, and as he gets closermurders help convince him he is in the right track But he better put it together fast and good because he is liable to become a target too He may still be the Lone Coyote but his teenaged daughter needs him, so he better take care.The brutal rap There is an elegance to this police procedural, but an emotional flatness had me rating it as average among the many great ones in the series Harry Bosch s pursuit of small clues slowly begin to open doors on a tough case, and as he gets closermurders help convince him he is in the right track But he better put it together fast and good because he is liable to become a target too He may still be the Lone Coyote but his teenaged daughter needs him, so he better take care.The brutal rapes and murder of a fashion queen leads to the arrest of a black man who has reformed his life from gang activity in his youth His DNA from semen is identified at the scene, and his alibi is weak Harry s half brother Mickey Haller aka The Lincoln Lawyer is defending this suspect and persuades Harry to consider serving as his investigator on the case Harry has time on his hands due to a forced retirement, but working for a defense case would ruin his reputation and hurt his chance to get back into the department Such crossing the line to the dark side is the basis of the book s title But the term applies in other clever ways in the investigation Such as when the victim and perpetrator first cross paths And when the bad guys first compromise a secondary victim to cross the line into playing ball with their corrupt sceme.The bad guys in this case are vice squad cops, which we soon learn by the narrative technique of showing some of their activities out of Harry s purview The story lies not in a who done it but in watching how the detective in action puts it together while we watch the danger he is inexorably coming into It s great to see how Harry s mind works I just wantedof a window into his soul Often corruption among the police brings out a lot of angst and paranoia that undercuts a detective s hold on life and figures into the classic noir aspect of such tales Harry is in some cerebral plane above all that, so it was hard to get emotionally engaged in his condition Still, it was a great story which came to an exciting and surprising crescendo We don t get a lot on what matters in Harry s life, so the little windows such as texting with his daughter at camp, playing a certain jazz record, or small elements of dialog with police members he respects have to serve as minimalist clues to my detective work on that score as a reader