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The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  

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Harry Bosch is no longer working for the LA Police Dept but part-timing pro-bono for the San Fernando force and working as a private investigator. A reclusive billionaire asks him to find a possible heir in parallel with an ongoing search for a serial rapist. Connelly confirms yet again his mastery of the thriller with action and police procedure equally balanced and a double set of thorough investigations that click into place like a perfect jigsaw. Add wit, wisdom and his strong sense of empathy for those abandoned by polite society and Connelly, a true modern master of the genre, never puts a foot wrong, wrong-footing the reader at every turn with genuine surprises. Some prolific crime authors and their creations often inevitably get stale as they reach their third decade, but Harry Bosch (aided and a betted by a pleasing cameo by his half-brother, the Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller) still grows in stature even after he has retired. Indispensable. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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Synopsis

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles, when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was eighteen Vance had a relationship with a Mexican girl called Vibiana Duarte, but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared. Now, as he reaches the end of his life, Vance wants to know what happened to Vibiana and whether there is an heir to his vast fortune. And Bosch is the only person he trusts to undertake the assignment. Harry's aware that with such sums of money involved, this could be a dangerous undertaking - not just for himself, but for the person he's looking for - but as he begins to uncover Vibiana's tragic story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

Reviews

This is storytelling at its best from one of America's greatest living crime writers DAILY EXPRESS Thriller of the Week MAIL ON SUNDAY, EVENT Immensely satisfying... A compelling homage to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Los Angeles DAILY MAIL Harry Bosch is one of American crime fiction's great detectives IRISH TIMES Promises more very good things... A novel to keep, not throw away THE TIMES


About the Author

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

Author photo © Wendy Werri

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Publication date

18th October 2016

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781409145530

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