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Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
  

Nine Dragons

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A Harry Bosch one which is just brilliant. Not as complex as previous novels, but the same great pace and mounting tension, and an end I did not anticipate.

Comparison: Robert Crais, Lee Child, James Patterson.

If you like Michael Connelly you might also like to read books by Lisa Gardner, Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford.

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Synopsis

Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man's death was no ordinary hold-up. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local Triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail - a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States. Suddenly the most precious thing in Harry's life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.

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The globe-spanning element here expands the canvas, and there's an appearance by Connelly's other protagonist, sardonic Mickey Haller - plus some satisfying, out-of-the-blue narrative twists * INDEPENDENT * NINE DRAGONS ... not only brings back popular Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch, but also features an intricate, wide-ranging and utterly compelling story, to go with credible, sympathetic characters and exotic locations, unusual for Harry, who seldom leaves L.A. * GLOBE AND MAIL * Though Connelly remains a master at detailing the intricacies of the job, it is Harry's longing for reunion and connection with his ex-wife and daughter, the overwhelming vulnerability he feels as a father, that makes NINE DRAGONS another standout in the series that should satisfy all readers, whether they are new to Boschworld, occasional visitors or devoted denizens * LA TIMES * Connelly manages to make Hong Kong every bit as vivid and dangerous as his depictions of LA. What's more, with Bosch on personal overdrive, the tension and pace he builds has never been greater, or more pertinent * DAILY MIRROR * The plot twists twice in the final pages to create an astonishing climax to a thriller not short of heart-in-the-mouth moments. It's hard to keep a long-running crime series fresh yet in Nine Dragons Michael Connelly not only takes heroic Bosch to new places but changes his life forever. He just gets better and better * EVENING STANDARD *


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.

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Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409155744

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