Lost Light

Lost Light

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Baker & Taylor
Retiring from the LAPD but unable to stay away from law enforcement altogether, Harry Bosch peruses old files and becomes obsessed with an unsolved case that haunts his old precinct and Hollywood.

Blackwell North Amer
Only the money was real. Four years ago, LAPD detective Harry Bosch was on a movie set asking questions about the murder of a young production assistant when an armored car arrived with two million dollars cash for use in a heist scene. In a life-imitates-art firestorm, a gang of masked men converged on the delivery and robbed the armored car with guns blazing. Bosch got off a shot that struck one of the robbers as their van sped away, but the money was never recovered. And the young woman's murder was in the stack of unsolved-case files Bosch carried home the night he left the LAPD.
Now Bosch moves full bore back into that case, determined to find justice for the young woman. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he learns afresh how brutally indifferent the world can be. But something draws him on, past humiliation and harassment. It's not just that the dead woman had no discernible link to the robbery. Nor is it his sympathy for the cops who took over the case, one of them killed on duty and the other paralyzed by a bullet in the same attack. With every conversation and every thread of evidence, Bosch senses a larger presence, an organization bigger than the movie studios and more ruthless than even the LAPD. The part of Bosch that will never back down finds as fatal an opponent as he's ever encountered - and there's no guarantee that Bosch will survive the showdown ahead.

& Taylor

Retiring from the LAPD but unable to stay away from law enforcement altogether, Harry Bosch peruses old files and becomes obsessed with an unsolved case that haunts his old precinct and Hollywood. 325,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Co., 2003
ISBN: 9780316154604
Characteristics: 359 p ; 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.

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.

Feb 08, 2010

A most enjoyable Harry Bosch novel; takes us a step further into the complex character of Harry Bosch.


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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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