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Nine Dragons ( Harry Bosch) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Michael Connelly

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While investigating the murder of a Chinese liquor store owner, Harry Bosch gets word his daughter, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, has been kidnapped. Bosch drops everything and journeys across the Pacific to a new city where nothing is as it seems. Available in a tall Premium Edition.



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After what seems like a routine murder investigation, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch finds himself in Hong Kong facing the highest-stakes case of his life: bringing his kidnapped daughter home.
Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery.

Joined by members of the department's Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad. But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing.

Bosch drops everything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter. Could her disappearance and the case be connected? With the stakes of the investigation so high and so personal, Bosch is up against the clock in a new city, where nothing is at it seems.



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Nine Dragons is a very good crime thriller.--Philadelphia Inquirer

A Michael Connelly novel is a thing of cool beauty, meticulously plotted, rigorously controlled.
--Chicago Tribune

Harry Bosch [is] Connelly's usual hero and one of the great figures in contemporary crime fiction.--Los Angeles Times

If at first encounter Connelly seems primarily an exceptionally accomplished writer of crime novels, at closer examination he is also a mordant and knowing chronicler of the world in which crime takes place, i.e., our world.--Washington Post

Scary, shocking and sublimely suspenseful.--New York Daily News

The Bosch revealed in Nine Dragons is vulnerable, a twist that makes him both deeper and more human...What remains most interesting is the new dimension added to the character - a man who has evolved over the series of 15 novels to become ever more interesting and real.
--Denver Post

Though Connelly remains a master at detailing the intricacies of 'the job, ' it is Harry's longing for reunion and connection with his ex-wife and daughter, the overwhelming vulnerability he feels as a father, that makes Nine Dragons another standout in the series that should satisfy all readers, whether they are new to Boschworld, occasional visitors or devoted denizens.
--Los Angeles Times

With Nine Dragons, Connelly has taken a chance by transforming a character millions have come to know well. In doing so, he has made Harry Bosch more human and interesting than ever.
--San Francisco Examiner



About The Author



Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.56 Inches (H) x 4.28 Inches (W) x 1.04 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 470
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Police, Action + Thrillers
Series Title: Harry Bosch
Publisher: Vision
Format: Paperback
Author: Michael Connelly
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2010
TCIN: 12687359
UPC: 9780446561952
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-0222
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

Monumental Book but Average Entry

3 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
It seems like a normal case. In fact, if it weren’t for the fact that the South LA bureau is too busy, Harry and his partner would never have taken on the case. The owner of a convenience store has been shot and killed. Because the owner is Asian, Bosch quickly calls in the Asian Crime Unit, and the trail seems to lead to the Chinese triad. But that’s when things get personal, and Bosch finds himself heading to Hong Kong on a personal mission. Will he succeed? Will that impact his case at home? Normally, I love Michael Connelly’s books, but this one felt a bit forced. The initial set up in Los Angeles was good, and as we traveled to Hong Kong, I was all in. Maybe it was the fact that I knew how the portions in Hong Kong would end, but I started to get frustrated there. While I bought the trail that Bosch followed, I felt that Bosch was too over the top in his arrogant behavior. I kept wanting him to slow down and listen to the advice others were giving him. The end of the book contains some twists that I might have bought elsewhere, but here, they felt completely forced into the story. Of course, even subpar Connelly is still worth reading; it just isn’t his strongest. Fans of the series will want to read this one since it will impact Bosch’s life for the rest of the series.
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Michael Connelly

5 out of 5 stars
- 13 years ago
I am totally hooked. He is the best fiction crime writer i have ever read! all of his books are amazing, i am recommending to everyone!
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