The Black Box

The Black Box

A Novel

Book - 2012
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In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will put the case together.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
ISBN: 9780316069434
Characteristics: 403 pages ;,25 cm.

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bookpusher
Aug 22, 2017

One of my favourite series!! Bosch is off on a solo, secret adventure once again!!

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Dave99_0
May 17, 2017

As I recall, author Michael Connelly has used elements of previous Harry Bosch novels: the L.A. riots of 1992, the internal politics of the LAPD, the police chief as politician rather than law enforcement officer, and the involvement of the PSB (Professional Standards Bureau). He recycles elements, puts a new twist on it, and produces a new novel. Quite clever.

I would rate "The Black Box" at 4.0 stars.

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CraigRuane
Jan 04, 2017

Not a bad yarn.

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jonathan4300
Mar 07, 2016

goodstory

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heinrij
Jan 26, 2016

I always like Michael Connelly and this one is no exception. However it is definitely "R" for language and gore.

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Janet4426
Jan 30, 2014

Loved it!

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reader10000
Oct 31, 2013

Have read many of his Harry Bosch books. Definitely think the character is getting "old" - to be expected after so many years.Contrast Harry to the Mickey Haller series. There is a clear "freshness" to Mickey Haller. You read the books differently as well. With Harry B, it's "Come on. Hurry up." With Mickey Haller, it's "Looking forward to what's coming next."

Harry has developed an arrogance that has become rather offputting. His treatment of his partner, David Chu, as his personal gopher; his sanctimonious disdain for his lieutenant and chief, and how others drop everything to help him out...

Definitely recommend older Harry B books. Not this one

Dazio Oct 29, 2013

Well written suspenseful murder-mystery. I would say that this is one of Michael Connelly's best. Definately worth a read.

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ilovewhippets
Sep 23, 2013

Very-good mystery! A good thriller!

ccmurray Jun 11, 2013

It keeps saying that my card has expired; I renewed it in May at Greenboro location

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RichardPaul
Dec 10, 2012

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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