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PDF À BOOK Nine Dragons FREE ↠ Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South LA that takes him to Fortune Liuors where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robberyJoined by members of the department's Asian Crime Unit Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect a Los Angeles memberRything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter Could her disappearance and the case be connected? With the stakes of the investigation so high and so personal Bosch is up against the clock in a new city where nothing is at it seems I’ve always enjoyed reading the Harry Bosch books but this is in a league of its own This is Harry Bosch taken to the next levelThere are turns here that will have you taking a deep breath and holding it whilst uttering ‘OMG’ did that really happenWhen an elderly Chinese American is murdered at his place of work it is believed that a Chinese Triad gang is responsible for the killing Harry and his partner are given the case There’s a lot here that Harry has trouble believing so with his normal dogged determination Harry starts unpeeling the layers of this caseAs the case proceeds Harry finds that his personal life is under threat from the triad gang that he is investigating Harry needs to deal with this threat asap and to do that effectively he needs to fly to Hong Kong Once in Hong Kong things just go from bad to worse Just as it seems that things can’t get any worse they do big timeLife will never be the same for Harry Bosch There are twists and turn galore with tension building up exponentially with each page turned Highly recommended45 stars

KINDLE æ Nine Dragons Ü Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South LA that takes him to Fortune Liuors where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robberyJoined by members of the department's Asian Crime Unit Bosch relentles 9 Dragons opens with the murder of John Li the Chinese owner of a liuor store in south LA Connelly's long running protagonist Detective Harry Bosch is assigned the investigation and uickly concludes that the murder is complicated than it might initially appear on the surface Displaying his excellent skills and dogged determination Bosch discovers that Li had been paying protection money to one of the ancient Chinese triads that now operates in the United States as well as in China Harry identifies a suspect and begins the process of arresting and charging him with the crime As he does Harry receives an anonymous phone call warning him off the case If he persists the caller warns there will be conseuences Harry naturally ignores the warning and proceeds to make the case against his suspect and then Harry's world is completely upended As readers of the series know Harry has a daughter with Eleanor Wish a former FBI agent Madeline the daughter is now thirteen and living in Hong Kong with her mother Harry visits her regularly and otherwise maintains close ties with Madeline through phone calls and emails As Harry continues to put together his case ignoring the warning he receives a video on his phone Madeline has been kidnapped and is being held somewhere in Hong Kong apparently in an effort to force Harry to back offHarry flies to Hong Kong in a desperate effort to locate and rescue Maddie and now must operate in what is almost literally a different world The Hong Kong scenes are expertly written and it's virtually impossible to put this book down once Harry arrives thereIn Nine Dragons Bosch's professional and personal lives intersect as never before; he is at once both the desperate father that one would expect to find under these circumstances and the consummate professional detective that he must be if he is to have any hope of rescuing his daughter As the book opens Harry is clearly frustrated with his new partner Ignacio Ferras Bosch who is almost fanatically devoted to his mission as a homicide detective believes that Ignacio lacks the fire in the gut that the job demands In particular Harry believes that Ignacio spends too much time attending to the demands of his family And then in a twist of fate Harry's family becomes absolutely the only thing that matters in his life Once that happens he will travel if not to the ends of the earth at least to Hong Kong and he will bend if not break virtually every rule in the book to ensure his daughter's safe returnWhile not the eual of some of the earlier books in the series Nine Dragons is still a great read and it's going to be very fascinating to see where Connelly takes Harry Bosch in its wake2018 notes As much as I initially enjoyed this book I've always thought it was the weakest entry in the Bosch series and rereading it eight years later I'm even convinced of that I found that the second time around it was much harder for me to suspend disbelief regarding that part of Harry's investigation that takes him to Hong Kong Without giving anything away these scenes seemed even implausible this time through the book than they did initially I really enjoyed much of the rest of the book but Bosch and LA are so closely intertwined as to be inseparable In Hong Kong he's a fish out of water and I found it even harder this time to buy into that segment of the story

Michael Connelly Ü Nine Dragons KINDLE

Nine DragonsSly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad But before Harry can close in he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie who lives in Hong Kong with her mother is missingBosch drops eve My Plan was to make this book last at least four days HA Who was I foolin'? Day 1 135 pages Day 2 190 pages Day 3 50 pages End of story I just couldn't help myselfConnelly cranks up the interest and excitement in this one by taking Bosch to Hong Kong for a big chunk of the book And with his own daughter as the kidnapping victim he's prone to tunnel vision and poor judgment calls he wouldn't otherwise make I loved the Hong Kong venue for a nice change I got to learn a little about that part of the world and it was interesting to see Harry Bosch off his turf where he doesn't even speak the language Fascinating to learn about the Chinese triads also The triads are like mafias only scarier and with a longer reach Michael Connelly is the absolute best for police procedural stories He ferrets out all the latest crime solving technology and weaves it into the plot with just the right amount of detail and explanation Neither too much nor too little You get that feeling of being right there on the job but you don't get bored or distracted from the story The ending felt a little hurried to me as if the author just wanted to dust off his hands and be done with it Maybe he had a deadline to meet or was under orders to keep a low page count But there were no loose ends and it hardly seems fair to deduct a star for a few rushed pages after 350 pages of brilliance So I stay with my original 5 star ratingIf you've tried Connelly's non Bosch novels and been less than impressed I recommend giving the Harry Bosch series a try You may find it hard to believe it's the same author