Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

First sentence:

"The smoke carried up from the Cahuenga Pass and flattened beneath a layer of cool crossing air."


"Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with a fatal bullet wound to the head and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket. Working the case, LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Soon Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border. Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game--one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This story was an intense mystery with lots of suspense. I liked the way Harry followed his instincts even when it meant possibly losing his job.

Date read: 7/23/2008
Book #: 47
Series: Harry Bosch #2
Challenges: Celebrate the Author Challenge, Summer Reading Thing Challenge 2008
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Mystery

ISBN-10: 0446613444
ISBN-13: 9780446613446
Publisher: Warner Vision
Year: 1993
# of Pages: 427
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
LibraryThing Page

1 comment:

Karlene said...

I mostly read sci-fi and fantasy, but sometimes I get in the mood for a good suspense/thriller. I think I'll put this on my list to read. Thanks for the review.