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The Black Box In A Case That Spans Years, Harry Bosch Links The Bullet From A Recent Crime To A File From , The Killing Of A Young Female Photographer During The LA Riots Harry Originally Investigated The Murder, But It Was Then Handed Off To The Riot Crimes Task Force And Never SolvedNow Bosch S Ballistics Match Indicates That Her Death Was Not Random Violence, But Something Personal, And Connected To A Deeper IntrigueLike An Investigator Combing Through The Wreckage After A Plane Crash, Bosch Searches For The Black Box, The One Piece Of Evidence That Will Pull The Case Together


10 thoughts on “The Black Box

  1. says:

    Oh, Harry Many people when they age take up hobbies It would appear that Michael Connelly has taken up the hobby of Harry Bosch Book By Numbers writing Because it s all here, in on handy volume1 Gritty LA Death2 Gruff Harry pursues the Case Nobody Believes In.3 You are a Crime Tourist view of the exotic world of law enforcement Learn about on site prison interrogations, handy cop slang like put a bow on it and new tech like raising serial numbers off firearms 4 Mention of Harry s great house in the Canyon 5 Jazz 1016 LA Restaurant name dropping7 Harry s Rocky Relations With Women8 Cameos from leads in other Connelly series 9 Title of a recommended book, album or film slid in for handy cross promotion 10 Out of the way LA Hangouts mentioned 11 Harry butting heads with an outsider partner Now that blacks Jerry Edgar women Kizmin Ryder and homosexuals Kizmin Ryder are accepted and common, Asian American David Chu is the latest flavour of Exotic Cop.12 Harry Vs The Man 13 Twist ending with a character from earlier suddenly becoming VERY relevant I ve read every Harry Bosch title except 9 Dragons and The Drop, so I know how they work And I obviously enjoy them enough to keep buying them But this time than any other it just feelslike a shadow of a good Harry Bosch read Everything is there but it s all flat, colourless, perfunctory, void Connelly is pushing Harry through the motions I


  2. says:

    Excellent story, but dislike the audiobook narrator.I had one negative with the story, a question not answered at the end On the second to last page Connelly wrote She would not tell Bosch why she did something That bothered me It was important.The positive One of the things he does so well is When Harry first starts a case, I m thinking how can he possibly solve this How will he find anything What can he do Then he finds one small piece of something and follows it He gathers a couple odd pieces of information and I m still thinking how could he possibly ever solve this Even later in the book, I m still thinking that Yes this is a mystery slowly uncovering evidence But Connelly does it in a special way which is not predictable and keeps me wondering That s a neat talent I was immersed all the way through I didn t want to stop reading At the end the mystery was solved, but I wanted to see what Harry would do next I wanted to continue reading about Harry s life which I guess is the next book next year So, it was done before I was ready to be done But I suppose that s good.AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR COMPLAINT The narrator Michael McConnohie was not good He sounded like a TV news anchorman reading the news He did not show wonder, curiosity or excitement He made Harry Bosch sound like a normal, pleasant, everyday kind of guy instead of tough, jaded, homicide detective Author please go back to Len Cariou or Dick Hill or find someone like Will Patton who is fabulous.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Story length 403 pages Swearing language strong, including religious swear words, but not often used Sexual content none Setting 1992 and 2012 California Copyright 2012 Genre crime mystery with a little suspense.OTHER BOOKS FOUR SERIES Bosch, McEvoy, McCaleb, Haller I recommend reading the Harry Bosch books in order, but it would be ok to try The Last Coyote or Lost Light first, just to see if you like the style Then go back and read the rest in order Following is my recommended reading order I ve included four series within this list because there is a date flow and the characters interact All of these books could be read as stand alones, but reading them in order provides richer character development.3 stars The Black Echo Bosch 1 3 stars The Black Ice Bosch 2 4 stars The Concrete Blonde Bosch 3 5 stars The Last Coyote Bosch 4 5 stars Trunk Music Bosch 5 4 stars Angels Flight Bosch 6 4 stars Blood Work McCaleb 1 Bosch is not in this.3 stars A Darkness More Than Night McCaleb 2 Bosch 7 McCaleb is the primary investigator, but he interacts with Bosch.3 stars City Of Bones Bosch 8 5 stars Lost Light Bosch 9 5 stars The Poet McEvoy 1 Bosch is not in this Read this any time before The Narrows 4 stars The Narrows McEvoy 2 sequel to The Poet Bosch 10 Bosch is the main investigator.4 stars The Scarecrow McEvoy 3 3 stars The Closers Bosch 11 5 stars Echo Park Bosch 12 5 stars The Overlook short, half length Bosch 13 4 stars The Lincoln Lawyer Haller 1 Bosch is not in this.4 stars The Brass Verdict Haller 2 Bosch 14 Bosch has a small part in this.4 stars Nine Dragons Bosch 15 Haller has a small part in this.3 stars The Reversal Haller 3 Bosch 16 Mostly Haller Bosch has a secondary role.3 stars The Fifth Witness Haller 4 5 stars The Drop Bosch 17 5 stars The Black Box Bosch 18 5 stars The Gods of Guilt Haller 5 3 stars The Burning Room Bosch 19 4 stars The Crossing Bosch 20 Haller 6 5 stars The Wrong Side of Goodbye Bosch 21 5 stars The Late Show Renee Ballard 1 BOOKS NOT IN ABOVE SERIES 4 stars Void Moon2 stars Chasing the DimeSHORT STORIES 4 stars A Fine Mist of Blood One Bosch short story in the anthology with 20 other authors Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance 3 stars Switchblade 28 page Bosch short story included in the Gods of Guilt ebook


  3. says:

    Michael Connelly manages to write some of the most complex police procedurals out there Once again, this one had me flummoxed how it was all going to turn out I listened to this book and I enjoyed the narrator His voice is exactly how I hear Harry s voice in my head.


  4. says:

    The Cold Case unit was Detective Harry Bosch s specialty And his memories of the riots in Los Angeles in 1992 when the acquitting of the officers in the Rodney King beating caused a terrible wave of looting and fires throughout the city were particularly strong The murder of a young woman in an alley had never been solved, and now, twenty years later, Harry was determined to bring the killer to justice.With Harry s partner Detective David Chu by his side, the murder book and box of cards was only the beginning But with technology being much further advanced than it had been twenty years prior, Harry thought they had a good shot at solving the case But could they Would they find the black box Would those dark days back in 1992 reveal its secrets to Harry Or was he putting himself in danger once again 16th in the Harry Bosch series, The Black Box by Michael Connelly is an intense read fast paced, the action is pretty much full on, while a little downtime with Maddy, Harry s daughter lightens the load Each time I read a Bosch thriller, I m reminded of how good Connelly is he kept me enthralled from start to finish The Black Box is another excellent read which I highly recommend.


  5. says:

    Oh dear After the fiasco that was The Drop I was hoping Connelly would redeem himself with this He didn t There were no plot twistsnone, zero, zip Here are a few of the problems granted none are so big as the lack of plot twists, but they are problems nonetheless 1 There was very little about the 92 riot So little, in fact, that you had to wonder why on earth he even bothered 2 Bosch s daughter could easily be replaced by a dog or even gasp a cat She does everything EVERYTHING better than any other kid human being who has ever lived She is sensitive She is talented She is mature She is boring, predictable, unnecessary, and ever so annoying.3 The book is a screenplay than a book Not only does Mr Connelly use a scene that has become trite and overused in movies bad guy shoots other bad guy in the head with no warning , he writes it as a movie scene Here you have the main character with blood, brains, and skull fragments blown all over him and there s not a single word about how it feels Not a one Oh yeah, there s the visual description, but nothing about what he felt or smelled or tasted There s not even any mention of the effect of the sound on the character It is all visual.100% visual And this isn t the only scene that is written with eyes only there are dozens of them 4 Enough with the jazzConnelly could have used a lot of the time he spent on music describing the look, feel, smell, and sounds of the riot In short, I hate to say it, but I may have read my last Bosch What a sad, sad day To be honest, this is a problem I have been finding with a majority of books written in the last few years They are written as though they were movies scenes are described visually with little or no involvement of the other senses Try a bit of pulp from the 50s then something recent, and you will be astonished Those pulp guys put you THERE You don t just see what s happening, you see, feel, smell, and hear what s happening You are well and truly in the character s head.


  6. says:

    During the course of the L.A riots in 1992, Harry Bosch, then a young detective, was the first investigator on the scene of the murder of Anneke Jespersen Jespersen, an attractive photo journalist from Denmark, was found executed in a dark ally in the middle of the riot zone by national guardsmen who were attempting to provide crowd control But at the height of the rioting, Harry had no opportunity to do anything than make a cursory examination of the scene before he was ordered away to another homicide In the wake of the riots, the Jespersen killing was assigned to a special task force and the case was never solved.This is one of those cases that has always haunted Harry and now, twenty years later, the same gun that killed the young journalist is used in another murder Bosch, who is now assigned to the department s Open and Unsolved Unit, jumps at the chance to reopen the Jespersen case and finally provide a very belated justice for the victim.It will not be easy The chain of evidence is almost hopelessly murky and would frustrate any detective less tenacious than Bosch In addition to confronting an almost impossible case, Harry is also soon up against department bureaucrats who are interested only in posting statistics that make them look good, who do not share Harry s sense of the Mission of a homicide detective, and who for their own nefarious reasons, would rather this particular case not be solved.Bosh will not be deterred He makes an end run around his supervisors and doggedly pursues the case as he believes he should He s desperately searching for the Black Box, which will provide the solution to the case, but in the end, the term will become much than a metaphor as Harry uncovers a particularly dark and disturbing series of crimes As he investigates the case, Harry continues to grapple with the complex challenges involved in raising a teenage daughter by himself He also has a new woman in his life and this relationship is difficult as well, but watching him juggle all of these responsibilities is a treat, as always All in all, this is an excellent entry in one of the best crime series in the history of the genre Twenty five years after first introducing Harry Bosch, Michael Connelly just continues to keep getting better and better.


  7. says:

    Number 16 in The Harry Bosch series.Harry now working in the Cold Case Dept is given a case from twenty years ago As soon as Harry starts to read the files he realises that this had been his case originally twenty years ago A young Danish woman had been shot, execution style, in the eye and her body was left in an alley This was during the civil unrest that swept L.A in 1992 after police officers of the LAPD were found not guilty for the murder of a young African American male Because of the riots there were was unprecedented levels of looting, assaults and murders The police were up to their neck in it and couldn t cope with the mounting wave of violence The National Guard were brought in to help quell the situation Because of the situation Harry could not do a proper investigation.Now twenty years later Harry is back on the trail.Trying to build a case from twenty years ago was never going to be an easy task but with his usual dogged persistence things start to happen The murder weapon is found and this leads to a known criminal which leads to a bigger criminal so on and so forth until Harry gets to see through the fog As the fog clears a finger is clearly pointing at some very influential persons.To make matters interesting the new Cold Case Lieutenant seems to have it for Harry.As is usual from Michael Connelly this is yet another highly entertaining, warts and all, look at police procedures Harry is not one to be doing things by the book you could call him a maverick but that would be an understatement But if you want the job done then your man is Harry with his gut instincts.I would have given this 5 stars but had to take one off because of Harry s daughter who is just too good to be true A 15 year old who spends most of her life by herself and never gets into trouble, I don t think so A highly entertaining 4 5 star read.


  8. says:

    Harry Bosch what can I say Gripping Loved this thank you Mr Connelly


  9. says:

    Good but not great L.A Detective Harry Bosch is working on the cold case squad and takes a personal interest in the murder of a Danish journalist 20 years ago during the riots following the Rodney King case He was called to the scene at the time but the chaos and caseload prevented the police from serious efforts on the case Piece by piece Harry s puzzle solving slowly begins to pay off, like when airplane crash investigators turn up the black box of recordings of indicators associated with the disaster But his supervisor is jealous of Harry and tries to squelch his efforts, forcing Harry to go off the reservation and bend the rules, which ultimately puts him in harm s way Harry s tenacity and quiet courage shine through in the tale, but we get very little in the way of character development His relationship with his partner, John Chu, is pretty flat, and there is little depth revealed in his relationship with his girlfriend Hannah His relationship with his teenaged daughter has its moments, as he honors her interest in pursuing a police career while secretly wishing she won t Overall there is just no sense that Harry is really challenged He seeks justice like a bulldog and does not seem to flounder or get very emotional over the impediments he has to overcome Thus, as a reader I was not as emotionally engaged as in many of the other great works in this series.


  10. says:

    Another good read by Michael Connelly.


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