The Night Fire

The Night Fire Summary


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Harry Bosch and LAPD DetectiveRenée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Michael Connelly

Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.

Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.

The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR),The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.

Book Reviews


What a ride . . twists & turns on every page!5 star

Enjoyable crime fiction . . couldn’t put it down!55


Best of the series so far3 star

Although not the best of his books it was the best of this series a little to contrite.35


The Night Fire5 star

Connelly is simply the best!55


Dark sacred night5 star

Good book to read during the C-19 shelter in place cause I couldn’t put it down!55


Excellent5 star

Great read, great story55


Excellent book.5 star

This is my favorite Michael Connelly book in years. This was a terrific read. I could have finished reading this book in a few days but I took my time because I loved it so much and didn’t want it to end. Both Bosch and Ballard are great in this and they make a very good team here. I like that there is more than one case being investigated. Excellent book!55


Great Bosch!5 star

Another fun Bosch book - Michael Connelly is a master at his game.55

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The night fire2 star

Boring, unrealistic25

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Bosch and Ballard5 star

I love the way the author has several main cases and weaves the every night call outs into the story Another hit with this winning team. Just when I thought crusty old detective Harry was out the game, Connelly puts heavy hitter Ballard in the game and successfully refreshes the series. Excellent!55

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