Funk Rating: 10 out of 10
I love Harry Bosch. Please tell me there are cops out there like him. Please tell me that if anything ever happens to me or someone I love, a driven, passionate, brilliant guy like him will speak for me...
I can't think of a more human, more wicked smart detective than Harry Bosch. Connelly has brought back the very best of Bosch with his latest book. The plot is stupendous: "LA does not forget" -- the story deals with the ripples across time that are caused by crimes, particularly unsolved murders. And how good (albeit misguided) intentions have stunning consequences. This is one of those books that the less I say, the better for you as a reader. The intensity of Bosch, the elegance of the closed loop "high jingo" (political fingerprints) chess game, and the sadness/tragedy of the characters that lived through the unsolved murder of a teenager 17 years ago all come together in a book that is a page turner.
If you've never read Connelly/Bosch, this is probably as good a place as any to start. If you've read him before and liked it, I predict you'll love it.