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The CrossingHarry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD but his half The twenty third entry in this excellent series is among the very best and that's saying uite a lot As an LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch has pretty much always gone his own way often alienating his bosses partners and others but almost always producing results in the end that no one else could have achieved Finally though he goes a step too far and although he solves a particularly complex case his methods give his snarky boss a chance to finally get rid of him Harry pulls the pin and takes retirement before that can happen and he then sues the department for its actions against himHarry is now off the job and rebuilding a vintage motorcycle when his half brother Mickey Haller the Lincoln Lawyer tries to hire him Mickey has a client who's about to go on trial for a particularly viscous rape and murder Haller insists that his client is innocent even though the evidence against him seems a lockHaller wants Harry to join the defense team and investigate the case in an effort to save his client To do so goes against the grain of everything Bosch has stood for in his career and he has no interest in helping his brother get a guilty man off on a technicality because of something he might discover Harry thus refuses but Mickey convinces him to at least take a look at the Murder Book the log of the investigation that the police have turned over to the defense Reading the material Harry notes a number of minor inconsistencies in the evidence and once he does he's hooked Against his better judgement he agrees to investigate the case and the deeper he gets the complex and dangerous things will becomeThis is a very well written and well plotted novel Nobody does police procedural as well as Connelly and it's a lot of fun watching Harry attempt to pursue the case from outside the police department It's a standard trope in this sort of novel that the PI always has a friend in the PD who looks things up in the computer and who does other favors for him There's always another friend in the phone company and so on and so forth enabling the PI to gain access to information that no other outsider could getConnelly doesn't cheat that way Harry asks one favor of his old partner who gets him some inside info but otherwise Harry is on is own and is hugely inventive in developing ways to get the material he needs He basically starts by pulling at one small loose thread and then follows where it leads him Watching Bosch work is always a lot of fun but watching him do so with these limitations is even so The plot is gripping and moves like the proverbial runaway train and it's interesting to see Harry Bosch working at odds against the institution he has served for his entire life It's also very intriguing to see the two half brothers at work and to watch Harry struggle with his conscience throughout the book All Mickey really needs is for Harry to find something that will raise a reasonable doubt with the prosecution's case But Bosch will never forgive himself if that's all he does If Mickey's client isn't guilty then someone else is and Harry Bosch won't rest until he finds him A great read

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Ase 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 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 killerWonderful pacing and as always I like the southern California setting Bosch is a master

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READER ó DOC The Crossing Ù ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ The Crossing Author Michael Connelly – Danpashley.co.uk Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD but his half broth Harry Bosch teams up with LincBrother 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 c Today is the last day of 2019 and I have just finished reading The Crossing I'm officially a Michael Connelly fan Big timeThe 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 reuests 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 euivalent to betraying his department by working for the defense But when he starts to study the case he realizes that there is to 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