The Black Box

Front Cover
Orion Export Editions, Nov 1, 2012 - Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character) - 448 pages
18 Reviews

May 1992, and when four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.

Escorted by national guard soldiers from murder scene to murder scene, Harry and his colleagues are only able to do the bare minimum in terms of collecting evidence. And for Harry that's not enough.

When he finds the body of a female journalist executed in an alley, he cannot accept that he will never be able to bring her killer to justice, and her tragedy starts to eat into his soul. But then, 20 years later, Harry finds himself working in the Open Unsolved Unit, and suddenly the past comes back to haunt him once again, in a way he could never have imagined.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
9
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
1

If not, the ending felt too contrived - Goodreads
There were no plot twists...none, zero, zip. - Goodreads
The Hollywood-esque ending felt a bit over-the-top. - Goodreads

Review: The Black Box (Harry Bosch #18)

User Review  - Jane Stewart - Goodreads

Another excellent book in the series. The only negative was one question not answered at the end. The negative: On the second to last page Connelly wrote “She would not tell Bosch why she ...” did ... Read full review

Review: The Black Box (Harry Bosch #18)

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

I breezed through this almost 400-page Harry Bosch cop novel. Great storyline that has Harry working on a 20-year old cold case. There is a warm-hearted sub-plot with his family life including his ... Read full review

All 2 reviews »

About the author (2012)

A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDs. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family. www.michaelconnelly.co.uk

Bibliographic information