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Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2003
ISBN: 0-316-15460-1
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewer Notes:

Lost Light
Harry Bosch #9
By Michael Connelly 

     As you may remember from City of Bones, Homicide Detective Harry Bosch resigned from the Los Angeles Police Department after 28 years. Retirement doesn't work well for Harry, and now he begins thinking about the unsolved murder of Angella Benton, an investigation he was briefly involved in four years before. Her hands haunt him; they seemed to be reaching out to him personally when he saw her corpse at the scene of her death, and he decides to use his newly acquired Private Investigator license to see if he can dig up anything new on that case.

     Angella's murder coincided with a two million dollar heist during the filming of a movie, and the disappearance of an FBI computer whiz who discovered that some of the serial numbers of the stolen money were not right. The newly-formed Homeland Security Division of the FBI feels that Harry is compromising their investigation, and they want him off the case. They threaten him with serious consequences if he doesn't back off, and hint that terrorism is involved.

     Like all of Connelly's stories, this powerful novel is impossible to put down as it draws you at breakneck speed into the increasingly complicated plot. It's hard to tell who the bad guys are until the very end...and this ending has a real jolt for Harry Bosch fans. After all the unpleasant surprises throughout the book, the ending shock will leave you with a smile.

The Last Coyote, Trunk Music,
Angels Flight, No 4, 5, 6


A Darkness More Than Night, No 7 [review]  [audio review]
City of Bones, No 8 [review]  [audio review]
Lost Light, No 9 [review]  [audio review]
The Narrows, No 10 [review]  [audio review]
The Closers, No 11   [review] [audio review]
Echo Park, No 12   [review] [audio review]
The Overlook, No 13   [review] [audio review]
The Brass Verdict, No 14
[Audio review]
9 Dragons, No 15 
[Audio review]
The Reversal, No 16
 [review] [audio review]
The Drop, No 17 [review]
Murder and all That Jazz
-Bosch Short Story


The Black Box No 18 [audio review]
Angle of Investigation [audio review]
The Burning Room No 19 [review] [audio review]


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