The Black Box

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Orion Books Limited, Apr 1, 2013 - Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character) - 448 pages
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May 1992, and after 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.

When Harry finds the body of a female journalist in an alley he is forced to hand over the case to the Riot Crimes Task Force, knowing that it will never be solved.

Twenty years later, new evidence confirms her death was not a case of random violence but something much more personal. This time Harry is determined that the killer isn't going to escape - even if it means stepping back into the darkest days of the city he loves...

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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  - Michelle Crawford - Goodreads

This wasn't my favorite Harry book, but still a good one. There were some slow parts in the middle, but the ending had a really nice touch. Read full review

Review: The Black Box (Harry Bosch #18)

User Review  - Ace - Goodreads

Bosch marks the 20th anniversary of the LA riots by looking into the open and unsolved murder of a young Danish woman, a foreign press photographer, who apparently was vacationing in the US but ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the acclaimed Harry Bosch thriller series, the Mickey Haller novels and several other bestsellers. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family. Visit his website

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