The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

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The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot... very fast.

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise.
Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random.
As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it's safer to let some secrets stay buried.
In a swiftly-moving novel as relentless and compelling as its hero, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 08, 2014 – An autopsy opens Edgar-winner Connelly's superb 19th Harry Bosch mystery (after 2012's The Black Box). Orlando Merced, a mariachi musician, was transformed into a symbol for urban violence by an opportunistic mayoral candidate when he was wounded a decade earlier, a random victim of a drive-by shooting. Merced's death prompts a reexamination of the case, and Bosch and his young new partner, Lucia Soto, get to work. With his usual deftness, Connelly links the Merced shooting to an act of arson an apartment fire that killed nine on the same day and returns to his perennial themes: local politics, the media, the LAPD's internecine warfare, and, of course, Los Angeles itself, from the wealthy enclaves of Mulholland Drive to the barrios of East L.A. Bosch is very much of the old school in this high-tech world, but his hands-on tenacity serves him and the case well just as Connelly serves his readers well with his encyclopedic knowledge and gifts as a storyteller.

Customer Reviews

Classic Bosch

The only bad part about this book was finishing it. I love Harry Bosch and really enjoy spending time on cases with him. I just hate it when it's solved.

Another gripping fantastic book

Michael Connelly never disapoints and this book was no excpetion. I wish I hadn’t had read it at fast as I did.

Interesting... Yet disappointing

Read all Michael Connelly's books... Loved them all... Except this one. I had the impression that the author rushed to finish the book... Disappointed by this one.

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
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  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 03, 2014
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Harry Bosch

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