This is the beginning of a new Harry Bosch. Connelly has gone where he swore he wouldn’t go and Harry is working for his half brother, the Lincoln Lawyer himself, Mickey Haller.
After being forced into retirement – can’t say early, Harry’s been a cop longer than most – but nonetheless there is a lawsuit pending. He’s bored. Working on an old motorcycle just isn’t enough to make him happy.
Enter Mickey, who asks him to look into a murder. Harry balks, he considers defense work as going over to the dark side. But as Mickey explains the case, and swears his client is innocent, Harry agrees to look at the discovery evidence and see if there are any holes in the investigation.
Of course he finds some, he is not the legend of the homicide department for nothing. As uncomfortable as he is working for a defense lawyer, even his brother, he is more uncomfortable with a shoddy investigation and a man in jail who may not belong there. And more importantly, a killer on the loose in his town.
As far as I’m concerned, Connelly is the best crime fiction writer out there, and his latest just proves it. Don’t miss it.
11/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE CROSSING by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown and Company (November 3, 2015). ISBN 978-0316225885. 400p.