Lost Light

Lost Light

Book - 2003
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Fed up with the hypocrisy and bureaucracy of the LAPD, Harry Bosch has retired. But the life of a retiree doesn't suit him. He has devoted himself to law enforcement out of a deep drive to see justice done equally for all. On his own, he is still drawn toward the abyss. And when he rediscovers a startling, unsolved murder among the old case files he's been poring over, he knows he can't rest until he finds the killer, with or without a badge. Moving ever further inside the remarkable character of Harry Bosch, whom the New York Post calls "the quintessential mystery book hero, " Michael Connelly takes another step closer to the classic novels of Raymond Chandler in this breakneck, relentless, and potent new novel.
- Each Connelly book outsells its predecessors--he's truly a writer who's gaining momentum. City of Bones (published 4/01) hit the New York Times list at #3 and has more than 285,000 copies in print to date.
- Chasing the Dime, this Fall's departure from Connelly's incredibly successful Harry Bosch series, had a first printing of 325,000 (10/02).
- Connelly is his generation's answer to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and reviewers have taken note.
- Blood Work was the basis of a feature film starring Clint Eastwood, released in August 2002. The novel currently has over 1.3 million copies in print.
- For the first time ever, Connelly writes a Bosch novel in the first person, taking readers even deeper inside his most complex hero
Publisher: Boston, MA : Little, Brown, c2003
ISBN: 9780316154604
Branch Call Number: MYS CON
Characteristics: 360 p. : 25 cm


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Jun 06, 2018

A quick read (about 7 hours) not my favorite Bosh story, but still good. Harry takes on his old bosses, the FBI, and Homeland security. Called on in his new capacity as a PI, Harry tries to solve a cold case for a paralyzed former colleague who may be suicidal, may be suffering abuse at his wife/caretaker's hands, and is clearly holding back vital clues that would help Harry solve the case.

Nov 25, 2016

The difficulty I seem to encounter each time I read a Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly is that I declare it to be my favorite, then I read another and declare that to be my favorite --- so also must I declare Lost Light to be my favorite: the author perfectly captures how the FBI, organizations in general, police organizations in particular and the bad guys, behave. Each and every time!

Sep 17, 2016

Another great book by Connelly. Love Bosch and his relentless moral code in trying to bring justice to victims. There was a rare and surprising brief moment for me when my eyes teared up. I will remember this one scene for a long time. Not sure how the series will continue given that Bosch has retired and what happens at the conclusion of the story. Watch the TV series if you can. Titus Welliver is great in the role.

Sep 13, 2016

Another great read about Harry Bosch. I love the surprise at the ending.

Aug 13, 2016

Very slow getting started and no really one I would recommend.

Oct 12, 2015

A great story. I enjoyed it. I am waiting for the next one on hold.....

Mar 30, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I agree with the others who reviewed the book and "the hands" issue. That aside the story line was excellent and the usual twists that Connelly weaves made for a great read,

Sep 12, 2013

well crafted plot, but I agree that there seemed to be no significance about the hands of the victim.
Worth reading.

stevebraun May 24, 2013

I found this novel a little less compelling, at first. The description of the "hands" and how they were positioned and how that haunted Harry: there was never any closure there. Having said that, the ending was very exciting, and quite made up for the rest of the book.

Aug 02, 2011

I love reading series such as this where the main character becomes more and more developed and three-dimensional over time. Bosch is certainly an interesting protagoinist.

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debwalker Oct 17, 2010

"I'm a believer in the single-bullet theory. You can fall in love and make love many times but there is only one bullet with your name etched on the side. And if you are lucky enough to be shot with that bullet then the wound never heals.
....Eleanor Wish had been my bullet. She had pierced me through and through. There were other women before and other women since but the wound she left would not heal right. I was still bleeding and I knew I would always bleed for her. That was just the way it had to be. There is no end of things in the heart."

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