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The Closers

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After three years as a PI, Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD. Teaming up with former partner Kizmin Rider, Harry is assigned to the Open Unsolved team. The superb, page-turning eleventh Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author.

About the Author

A former police reporter for the LA Times, Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thrillers. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and have won awards internationally, including the Edgar and Anthony. He lives in Florida with his family. To find out more, visit


In Michael Connelly's The Closers (Grand Central. 2006. ISBN 978-0-446-61644-7. pap. $7.99), Harry Bosch joins the Cold Case Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department and, with the help of DNA, uncovers the killer of a young girl murdered almost 20 years earlier. Unfortunately, the person matched to the DNA sample seemingly has no connection to the victim. Now it's up to Bosch to prove they knew each other. The cold case of Connelly's book resembles the 1983 killing of Elaine Graham, which remained unsolved until the LAPD was finally able to obtain a conviction in 2003. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Connelly's bruised but unbeaten crime buster, Harry Bosch, is back in harness at the Los Angeles Police Department after a two-book retirement (Lost Light, The Narrows) during which he sought justice as a private eye. Luckily, reader Cariou has returned with him. Cariou's deep, dry and slightly mournful delivery proved a perfect match for Bosch's moody first-person PI narration. With Connelly reverting to the third-person format he prefers for his hero's police procedural cases, Cariou opts for a more objective, faster-paced, just-the-facts-ma'am approach to the descriptive passages, smoothly slipping back into Bosch-voice for the book's abundant dialogue sequences. Finding the right nuances for that voice is a tougher job this go-round, since Harry is in a state of constant emotional flux. He's happy to be back on the force, working with his former partner Kiz Rider and, for the first time, for men he respects, but he's not sure he can adjust to the new, streamlined LAPD. Cariou effectively enacts a large, carefully crafted cast of suspects, victims and cops, maneuvering easily past ethnic and sexist vocal land mines. Judiciously placed blues and jazz riffs add the finishing touches to this solid audio production. Bonus features include Connelly explaining Bosch's return to the LAPD, plus his reading of a chapter from his next novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, featuring Bosch's half-brother. Simultaneous release with Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 4). (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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