A Harry Bosch novel
ISBN - 978-1-4091-1684-4
FIRST PUBLISHED - 2003
PUBLISHERS - Hachette
PAGES - 341
BINDING - Paperback
GENRE - Crime/Thriller
SOURCE - Publishers
AUTHOR - Michael Connelly
BEST-SELLERS - The Brass Verdict
SYNOPSIS - Harry Bosch has finally quit the LAPD. When he left, he took a file with him - the case of a young woman murdered four years earlier. The crime was linked to a $2 million robbery on a movie set, and the LAPD think the money was used by terrorists.
Now, with time on his hands, Harry looks at the old file again. Something about the victim affected him deeply and the case has haunted him ever since. But when he decides to re-investigate, he falls foul of both his old colleagues and the FBI. And then someone from Bosch's past turns his world upside down.
FL Speak - Even though I curse myself for discovering Michael Connelly too late, nevertheless I'm overjoyed at reading his novels back-to-back. Lost Light is one of his earlier novels. In fact it is Harry Bosch's 9th case.
Just like every other Michael Connelly case, this book kept me up all through the night. As the synopsis says, Harry has quit the LAPD. Its been a year but he hasn't been able to get rid of the case from his mind. Now that he's no more bound to other cases, Harry decides to go through his files as to why this one was not solved earlier.
Angela Brenton was murdered on her 24th birthday. She was violated and the angle pointed towards a pervert with a grudge. 2 days later $2 million was stolen from a Hollywood studio during a shoot. Angela Brenton worked in that studio. Years later, when Bosch decides to re-investigate the case, he was stone walled by his own department. After a call by a former cop who took over the investigation years ago, the FBI started breathing down Bosch's neck. It looks like some of the stolen money found its way to terrorists. And with a female FBI agent missing for 2 years, this case has taken a whole new meaning.
Bosch searches for clues that the previous cops missed and without help from the FBI who were hell bent on stopping him from interfering with terrorism matters, Bosch knew he had to rely on the notes he already had and search for the clue that eluded everyone all these years. And things come to a shocking end when the death of Angel Brenton, the robbery of $2 million and the case of the missing FBI agent intertwine over the next few days.
I'm telling you lot again. Michael Connelly is one of the finest crime writers ever. And Harry Bosch is his finest creation. Lost Light is that spark in the darkness when everything else fails, but not the determination of the cops who protect us in this vile world.
My Rating - 5 stars
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