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Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Release Date: April 2003
ISBN: 1586214888
Format Reviewed: Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
Genre: Suspense / Private Investigator / Police
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks

Lost Light
Harry Bosch #9
By Michael Connelly 

Lost Light is a violent, vivid story of justice and redemption.

     Harry Bosch is now retired from the LAPD, but can’t seem to sit still--like most retirees. He’s a man who believes in justice and hates to see the bad guy get away. Sitting still and doing nothing all day for Harry Bosch is like letting the bad guy get away. Detecting is in Harry’s blood, so as a private investigator he takes up an unsolved case that involves a film company, four thieves, one million dollars and murder.

     One of the last two detectives on this case is dead and the other is paralyzed. Knowing this, Harry approaches the case with intensity and caution. Harry stays in constant contact with the paralyzed detective who is the only one willing to help him and watch his back. Harry, in turn, does the same for him. Their relationship and the paralyzed detective’s condition are stark reminders in this suspenseful drama of the reality in the lives of law enforcers.

     As the case widens, it draws the attention of the FBI, dangerous villains and jealous wannabes. Harry, once again, becomes a target of them all. The further into the case Harry gets, the more pronounced the layers of deceit. The storyline even has a contemporary mention of terrorism and homeland security.

     On a lighter side, Harry also meets up with his former girlfriend in Vegas. His desire for a “wonderful life” beyond the world of crime and unwilling victims rises to the surface. Let’s hope our hero finds it.

     Actor Len Cariou of Thirteen Days and Executive Decision, The Practice, The West Wing and Law and Order fame reads the audio version of Lost Light. Cariou’s voice seems to fit Harry. He also read Connelly’s last book City of Bones.

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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