LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life. Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's... show more
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life. Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S. And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.
Publish date: October 13th 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Well this is one of my least favorite Bosch books. We get Bosch just bumbling from the beginning of this book to the end. We have Connelly get rid of two characters we have been following for a number of books now in completely (IMHO) stupid ways, and I don't know, I think Bosch is just casually rac...
Yet the writer get wrong regarding the information. Hong Kong people speak Cantonese, not Mandarin. Although they do speak it, they didn't really want to. Hong Kong people write in traditional Chinese. So the tattoo should be in traditional Chinese and not simplified deformed form of Chinese. ...
Only three stars. Shocking! But this didn't feel like a real Bosch.
Harry Bosch rolls again - this time to Hong Kong. Nine Dragons is the Chinese translation for the area of Honk Kong called Kowloon. That is where the focus of the story takes place.Michael Connelly has crafted a complete character in his star, Harry. He is somebody that you will care about. Bosc...
Długo trzeba było czekać na kolejny tom z Harrym Boschem w roli głównego bohatera. Ostatnia taka książka to Punkt widokowy, który ukazał się u nas w 2008 roku. Rok później dostaliśmy jeszcze Ołowiany wyrok, ale tam ważniejszym bohaterem jest Mickey Haller, a Bosch stanowi dodatek, choć tak duży że k...