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 a 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.
About the Author
A former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, Michael Connelly s familiarity with the seamy side of L.A. adds a steamy kind of street cred to his hardboiled, gritty detective novels -- especially his bestselling series of mysteries featuring dark detective Hieronymous Harry Bosch.
I have read all of Michael Connelly's books and find them full of suspense and difficult to put down. The outcome is often very difficult to guess until the last chapter or two. Wish there were more available.
I read every day and very selfishly keep my books to read again.
Another in the Harry Bosch series that manages to maintain the suspense from Harry's LA base all the way to an unfamiliar Hong Kong. What starts off as a seemingly straight forward robbery/homicide quickly turns into one of the most personally involved cases Harry has ever encountered. Michael Connelly has kept to his high standard in The 9 Dragons and has created an excellent novel which will grab your attention all the way to the surprising end.
"Nine Dragons is a very good crime thriller." Philadelphia Inquirer" "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 "Scary, shocking and sublimely suspenseful."--New York Daily News "Nine Dragons is a very good crime thriller."--Philadelphia Inquirer "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 "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 "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 "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" "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"
Series: Harry Bosch
Number Of Pages: 469
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Time Warner Trade Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 11.43 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.25