The Crossing

The Crossing Six months ago Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out Although it wasn t the way he wan

Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out Although it wasn t the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, rigSix months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out Although it wasn t the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Leland Foster, from being convicted And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast iron case, but having crossed over to the dark side as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he s lived by his whole career.

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.After three years on the crime beat in L.A Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA amzn 192NqZE Watch in the UK amzn 1BAHm3Z Watch in Germany amzn 1zQ8T1X He was also one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000 And he can sometimes be seen on the hit TV show Castle playing poker Michael lives with his family in Florida.

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  1. Michael Connelly is a class act and in Harry Bosch he s created one of the best crime stoppers in contemporary fiction fact Connelly has also demonstrated an ability to branch off and develop additional compelling characters, like Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer He s previously brought Bosch and Haller together and established a link but here, for the first time, he pairs them up to work in unison on a case.The idea of working with Haller to defend a man accused of a brutal murder is initially [...]

  2. Connelly writes some of the best police procedurals around Pairing Bosch, with Heller was pure genius Never one to settle for easy answers, Bosch pursues justice wherever it takes him He needs to understand how everything is pieced together, find out who is guilty and what they had to gain Haller, is a master in the courtroom, can use the tiniest bit of information to create doubt and free his client In this case, thanks to Bosch, temporarily, well maybe, working for the dark side No longer a de [...]

  3. The twenty third entry in this excellent series is among the very best, and that s saying quite a lot As an L.A.P.D homicide detective, Harry Bosch has pretty much always gone his own way, often alienating his bosses, partners and others, but almost always producing results in the end that no one else could have achieved Finally, though, he goes a step too far and, although he solves a particularly complex case, his methods give his snarky boss a chance to finally get rid of him Harry pulls the [...]

  4. Another well done Harry Bosch novel This time, Harry is playing for the opposing side, helping his half brother Micky Haller He struggles for a long time with the whole idea of crossing over to the dark side, as he thinks of the defense As always, this is a convoluted tale with lots of twists and turns Even though you know who the bad guys are, it s the means by which Harry unravels the clues that provides the intrigue I listened to the audio book and the narrator does a good job He even sounds [...]

  5. There is an elegance to this police procedural, but an emotional flatness had me rating it as average among the many great ones in the series Harry Bosch s pursuit of small clues slowly begin to open doors on a tough case, and as he gets closer murders help convince him he is in the right track But he better put it together fast and good because he is liable to become a target too He may still be the Lone Coyote but his teenaged daughter needs him, so he better take care.The brutal rapes and mu [...]

  6. I really enjoy reading Michael Connelly s books This is a 5 star read You learn early on who the bad guys are but all the various threads in the plot come together gradually in a very satisfying conclusion Harry Bosch is asked by his half brother, Mickey Haller, a lawyer, to become his new investigator Haller s previous investigator, Cisco, was badly injured when a car cut off his motorcycle in traffic Haller is convinced his client, Da Quan Foster is innocent of the murder that he is accused of [...]

  7. Superb, as always A few political glitches that maybe half or less of readers will notice Beyond that, Connelly doesn t waste a clue and develops Bosch even further when he crosses double meaning in the title to defense work to catch a killer.Wonderful pacing and, as always, I like the southern California setting Bosch is a master.

  8. Harry Bosch is officially retired from the LAPD after having been forced out for of course political agendas He s not going out quietly and has hired brother Mickey Haller to represent him in his suit against the city When Mickey asks him to serve as his investigator for a client he s certain is innocent, obviously Harry is reluctant to play on the team for the other side but agrees to look into it for him The he probes, the he s convinced that Mickey s client was set up to cover up something [...]

  9. Okay, I must be honest and admit that I was a bit apprehensive where Harry Bosch would go next after the last book, The Burning Room Michael Connelly s Harry Bosch Series is one of my favorite crime series and I always eagerly wait for the next installment.So, The Crossing, the 20th book in the series takes us on Harry Bosch, the maverick cop now forced with early retirement from the LAPD new career move.Unable to bear with nothing to do in his life, he decides to take on an investigation for hi [...]

  10. I knew that Harry had retired from LAPD and was curious how that was going to work out in this book Connelly found a way The title is very symbolic Harry crossing to the dark side, perp and victim crossing paths, cops crossing lines It remains to be seen if Harry wins his lawsuit, and I have no idea where Connelly is headed with Harry next.The one irritant for me in this book is Maddy I really don t like her attitude I find it hard to have sympathy for her.I laughed out loud at Chapter 12 I m no [...]

  11. Well, now If you are a Michael Connelly follower, this is like being served breakfast in bed The coffee is steaming hot and the eggs are as light as an angel s wings It s deeply satisfying.Connelly brings our two favorites together in a storyline that sparks like a tragic tango on a Saturday night It s all in the foot placement Harry Bosch, forcibly retired from the LAPD, is still licking deep wounds when he is approached by his half brother, Mickey Haller, the famous infamous Lincoln Lawyer Hal [...]

  12. The 20th book in the Harry Bosch series by the talented Michael Connelly.Having read and enjoyed virtually everything this author has ever written I always felt that I was going to enjoy this book I am so familiar and comfortable with this character I could enjoy reading his shopping list but don t worry this book has a decent plot as well Having finished with the Police, Harry Bosch joins forces with the Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to defend Leland Foster, from being convicted of a brutal murd [...]

  13. Such a treat to get to read another one of Michael Connelly s Harry Bosch books I have read every book in the series, and The Crossing is another strong addition In this latest one, Bosch has been fired from the LAPD for things that happened in the last instalment of the series, and he crosses over to help investigate a case his half brother defence lawyer Mickey Haller is working on Haller s client is accused of a brutal murder that is based on DNA evidence Haller is convinced that his client d [...]

  14. All My Friends are Heathens, Take it SlowConnelly still has the magic touch with Harry Bosch To be sure, Connelly takes shortcuts and makes a couple of turns of story that seem a bit implausible Yet, Bosch is such an intriguing, cool and quick witted character, so damaged he seems real and you care what happens.I find the Bosch books like comfort or soul food no matter how the story is wrapped, you ll revel as you binge, not stopping if you can help it til you re finished.This, the latest Harry [...]

  15. This is my new favorite Michael Connelly book Okay, yes, I will fully admit that his Bosch novels are my favorites I love his Mickey Haller ones, too, but nowhere near as much as the Bosch ones so I was already essentially guaranteed to love it.But The Crossing is different than the others Obviously, since Harry s now retired, it s not going to be a police procedural like the others But arguably an even bigger change is that he s helping Mickey his half brother on a casewhich is a huge shock It [...]

  16. This whipped by in nothing flat Connelly, at the top of his and anybody else s game It s both a Bosch the 20th and a Haller 6th , presumably to pull in both readerships.Bosch is retired forced to resign from LAPD and reluctantly crosses over to the defense side for one of Haller s cases, a murder The client and Haller say he s innocent Bosch soothes his conscience by telling himself if the client is really innocent someone else is guilty and Bosch needs to take him off the street That doesn t qu [...]

  17. Solid Bosch, mostly Bosch, mostly The Mission Some scenes between Bosch and Haller are a bit clumsy, but mostly this is Harry s show Thankfully Not too much courtroom, which I find is ponderous, especially in the modern world No Perry Mason sighs One thing this story lacks, which other Bosch books don t, is the often deep insight into Harry s soul and the human condition Still, this is good, solid and entertaining Harry.

  18. THE BEST BOSCH YET My View This book the big question now that I have read The Crossing is can this series get any better Yes I know I am a passionate fan of the Harry Bosch series, yes I have read every one of the twenty books in this series and yes book number nineteen was great and I loved the first few book in the series and pretty much loved al the rest of them but this book just AMAZINGLY GOOD Now that fervour of admiration has been shared let s have a closer less emotional look at the boo [...]

  19. Wallowing in boredom, involuntarily retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch is asked by his half brother, defense attorney, Mickey Haller, to help prove the innocence of his client Da Quan Foster, in the vicious beating death of Alexandra Parks, an assistant city manger for West Hollywood Harry has to deal with self recrimination as he has always prosecuted criminals the notion of defending a criminal and invoking the wrath of his brothers in blue is abhorrent However, he has few friends on the force [...]

  20. Top 50 Books of 2015 Best Audiobook tie , Best Collaboration Haller Bosch and Welliver Connelly F A N T A S T I C Mickey Haller, Harry Bosch, Titus Welliver, and Michael Connelly fans will devour THE CROSSING, Harry Bosch, 20 expertly crafted by the King of Crime Thrillers Who is using whom Detective Hieronymus Harry Bosch, a literary character created by Connelly in 1992 novelThe Black Echo,and a veteran police homicide detective with the LAPD Bosch was named after the 15th century Dutch artist [...]

  21. SWEDISH REVIEWDet r alltid intressant att l sa en den senaste boken i en serie, d r man tidigare bara har l st en bok innan och i detta fall den allra f rsta boken Och, eftersom detta r bok 20 s har jag n gra b cker att ta igen Dock, var det absolut inga problem att l sa denna bok, utan att ha l ste de 18 b cker mellan f rsta och denna Tv rtom, var det synnerligen enkelt att fastna i handlingen och det tog med bara en dag att l sa klart den, b de tack vare att den var l ttl st och inte s tjock s [...]

  22. Harry Bosch has lost his job as a homicide detective for the LAPD again and is at loose ends At the same time Harry s half brother, attorney Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer , is defending former gang member Da Quan Foster, who s accused of raping and murdering assistant city manager Lexi Park Mickey is convinced his client was set up and asks Harry to look into the case Harry refuses because the idea of crossing from catching criminals to helping them get off is abhorrent to him Nevertheless, H [...]

  23. Michael Connelly, IMO, writes the best legal mysteries out there, and this is no exception An excellent plot, smoothly written, with interesting characters Bosch Haller together is a winning combination Bosch on the defense side is terrific.

  24. Defense attorney Mickey Haller asks a favor of his half brother, Harry Bosch Mickey s client, Da Quann Foster, was arrested for the rape and murder of Lexi Parks Mickey believes that his client is innocent and the evidence against him was planted He asks Bosch to look into the murder and help him find evidence that will lead to reasonable doubt Harry is reluctant to get involved As an ex LAPD Detective, he has seen other cops go to the other side of the aisle and lost respect for them But when h [...]

  25. I ve been reading this series for over a dozen years now and I don t remember any of the books in it being a disappointment to me Connelly knows what s he s writing about and it shows in all the details, whether it s about crime on the street, police procedure investigating it, courtroom procedure prosecuting it, or internal affairs stepping in when things go wrong And this 20th entry in the series is no exception to the rule If anything, this book exceeded my expectations For me to give a book [...]

  26. I ve been riding with Harry Bosch for the best part of 4 months now, starting than 20 years back with his first outing in The Black Echo I ve become so immersed in Harry s world that I now believe him to be much than simply a fictional character, albeit one of the most fascinating I ve ever had the pleasure to read To me, he has become real and I m very aware of the utter despair that I feel, knowing that I m coming to the end of this wonderful series Michael Connelly has created something ama [...]

  27. YES YES YES Normally I avoid to put a book on my TBR so much time in advance But really, come on, Harry Bosch Ok, Mickey Haller s there as well Nov 5, 2015 Short question anybody else got The Brass Verdict delivered with this kindle edition So, finished Great story won t go into details as everyone is able to either just read the blurb or read the whole thing for themselves , couldn t put it down and to be honest I hope, Haller and Bosch will work cases together Yes, Haller was part of the stor [...]

  28. This book feels pretty fragmented to me I think Connelly missed a great chance to showcase both Bosch and Haller in this one Instead we primarily follow Bosch around as he acts like he is being tortured to investigate a case for Haller And we weirdly have POV s showing the killers in this one so you don t have any kind of surprise when Bosch eventually finds out what is going on I really hate mystery books that do this since you as a reader are just waiting for the protagonist to catch a clue ab [...]

  29. In The Crossing, Michael Connelly s 20th Harry Bosch detective novel, Harry pulls what cops call a Jane Fonda Having recently retired from LAPD and still enmeshed in a lawsuit against his former employer, the long time homicide detective crosses over to the dark side to investigate a case for his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller This is no easy task for Bosch, who is sure that his former colleagues, and even his daughter Maddie, will look upon him with scorn What finally convinces hi [...]

  30. 7.5 10Another Bosch, another win Bosch is back as a PI after leaving the force but rather than retire by going golfing or fishing he decides to help his half brother, defense lawyer Mickey Halley, by getting a guy out of prison This is tantamount to taking a shit on his police badge and causes enough angst for Bosch on how he can do this He finds the right reasons in the end and it all leads to another solid mystery I personally was hoping for Mickey Haller than we got in this one but it s a ma [...]

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