The Crossing

Michael Connelly ( and ) is back to entertain us with another detective thriller featuring Hieronymus (‘Harry’) Bosch. Bosch is named after the 15th century early Dutch painter known for his fantastic imagery. He painted detailed landscapes and illustrations of moral and religious narratives. Bosch is also the name of my washing machine, and I must say it’s been solid and reliable for years! I think we can assume Harry will get to grips with the filth of society in this, his 20th outing, in The Crossing. How the plot washes out is as follows. Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defence attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller’s client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it’s a setup. Bosch doesn’t want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defence. He feels it will undo all the good he’s done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution’s file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself. If Haller’s client didn’t do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he’s been tracking has also been tracking him. OMG. Will the suspense be enough to keep you from the household washing? Find out by enquiring at your local library or consult  for full bibliographic detail.



400 pages in Orion

First published 2015

ISBN 978-1409145523


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