The Night Fire

The Night Fire

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Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316485616
0316485616
9780316428040
0316428043
9780316428033
0316428035
9780316428057
0316428051
Branch Call Number: Fic Conn
Characteristics: 405 pages ; 25 cm.

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LuvReadingStuff
Nov 11, 2019

I have read everything on the character Harry Bosch. I will continue to read all Harry Bosch novels. The good and the not so good.... From the ending, it looks like Harry and Renee will team-up again. Michael Connelly is on my list of favourite authors.

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pattif152
Nov 09, 2019

I love this author's work. Pairing fan favorite Harry Bosch with Renee Ballard is genius--I have enjoyed the books featuring them together. Some of the plot lines towards the end of the book seemed forced to me--a departure for Mr. Connelly who is normally pitch-perfect on both plot and character development. It's still better than most other mysteries out there.

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nelll
Nov 08, 2019

It started off good...but the ending was flat...a bit disappointed...

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ValinOR14
Oct 31, 2019

I have been a huge fan of Michael Connelly for five years, and in that time I think I've read nearly everything he has written: Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller, Jack McEvoy, Terry McCaleb, and now Renee Ballard. I. Love. Them. All.

I love how Ballard is on board with Bosch's “everybody matters or nobody matters” code of honor. In The Night Fire, the bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become even more of a formidable investigative team. It was fun seeing Haller again, too, although Bosch makes even more enemies when he helps Haller get a client off, adamant the cops got it wrong. Bosch then starts his own investigation, angering some high profile players and suspects. Like Bosch working on his own case, Ballard works on her own, as well. They sort of weaved in and out of each other's cases, which was interesting. I never found myself wanting to rush through Renee’s pages to get back to Bosch's. As far as I'm concerned, Ballard is definitely in the running for Harry’s best partner!

I have to say, however, it worries me that Bosch is nearly 70 years of age. It will break my heart if he ever stops working!

debwalker Jun 05, 2019

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