A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
ANEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
ACrimeReadsBest Crime Novel Notable selection
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.
I thought I ordered an audio book. I can’t read the written word anymore. Please credit my account.55
Very entertaining murder mystery with plenty of twists and turns. Lots of unlikely scenarios but still fun. Readers will enjoy I.45
Won’t have to trim them for a while.55
F’ing and blinding for the vocabulary impaired- the writing otherwise is great. What a shame!15
Enjoyable crime fiction . . couldn’t put it down!55
Although not the best of his books it was the best of this series a little to contrite.35
Connelly is simply the best!55
Good book to read during the C-19 shelter in place cause I couldn’t put it down!55
Great read, great story55