By Michael Connelly

The new mystery from number one New York Times bestselling writer Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new accomplice as they examine a contemporary homicide the place the set off used to be pulled 9 years earlier.

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, no longer many homicide sufferers die virtually a decade after the crime. So whilst a guy succumbs to problems from being shot through a stray bullet 9 years prior, Bosch catches a case during which the physique remains to be clean, yet all different facts is almost nonexistent.

Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto are tasked with fixing what seems to be a hugely charged, politically delicate case. starting with the bullet that is been lodged for years within the victim's backbone, they need to pull new leads from years-old details, which quickly display that this capturing could have been something yet random.

In this gripping new novel, Michael Connelly exhibits once more why Harry Bosch is "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York day-by-day News).

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It’s a missing-persons case, sir. it is going to in simple terms take a couple of minutes. ” “Who’s lacking? I don’t be aware of somebody during this local. they can all move lacking so far as I’m involved. ” This used to be not likely definitely the right manner. Bosch determined to move powerful. “Sir, you want to come to the gate. in case you refuse, then we'll have an issue. ” there has been a protracted pause earlier than the voice got here again over the field. “Just carry your horses. It’s going to take me a couple of minutes. ” “Thank you, sir. ” Bosch subsidized up from the field sufficient that allows you to open the door and go out the auto. He placed it in park and checked out Soto. He nonetheless was once not sure of the way she used to be going to react to seeing the guy who could be answerable for the tragedy of her youth, if now not her lifestyles. “Okay, I’m going to get out, act informal, and look ahead to him,” Bosch acknowledged. “You remain within the automobile. I’ll sign you if i want you. ” “Okay,” Soto stated. “What are you going to do? ” “Not certain but. Play it because it lays. ” “Sounds reliable. ” Bosch unbuckled his seatbelt and received out of the automobile. He walked to front and leaned opposed to the grille in a truly informal pose, palms again at the hood for stability. the home was once approximately fifty yards up the driveway. quickly he observed the storage door open and a pickup truck that were sponsored into it commence down the driveway to the gate. because it acquired nearer, the automated gate in entrance of Bosch started to slide open. He may perhaps see a guy in the back of the wheel and a puppy at the seat beside him. He then observed a rifle within the rack at the back of the driver’s head. Bosch began to get involved yet attempted to not express it. The truck stopped twenty ft wanting the gate and the guy left it idling as he climbed out. Bosch heard him inform the puppy to be stable. the very first thing Bosch observed while the fellow closed the truck door used to be that he had a western-style holster on his belt and strapped round his correct thigh. there has been a pistol in it. This escalated issues fast and Bosch dropped the informal pose and stood up off front of his automobile. He pointed on the guy and issued a command. “Stop correct there, sir! ” the fellow stopped in his tracks and appeared round as though harassed via the conditions. He used to be shorter than Bosch anticipated. For a few cause his adversaries consistently loomed huge in his mind's eye, after which, regularly, they didn’t degree as much as what he anticipated. Burrows had a beefy body underneath his plaid blouse and denims. He had a furry crimson beard and wore an previous John Deere hat. “What is it? ” he requested. “Sir, why are you donning a holstered weapon? ” Bosch referred to as again. “Because I consistently do and since i've got a correct to endure palms alone goddamn estate. ” “What is your identify, sir? ” “Rodney Burrows and may you cease with the ‘sir’ for all time? ” “Okay, Mr. Burrows, i need you to arrive throughout your physique along with your left hand, take the gun out of the holster, and placed it at the hood of your truck. ” might be sensing whatever within the tone of Bosch’s voice, the puppy began barking and had moved over to the driver’s seat to be toward its grasp. “Why could I do this? ” Burrows requested.

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