A Darkness More Than Night

A Darkness More Than Night

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Terry McCaleb's enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as a homicide detective in LA. However, when a small-time criminal is found dead, McCaleb is persuaded to profile the killer. Six years ago the victim had been arrested by Harry Bosch for murder but was later released uncharged. In doing what he does best, reviewing the crime scene tapes and investigative records, McCaleb picks up a clue the sheriffs missed, and discovers that the killer left a message at the crime scene - a message that seems to implicate Detective Harry Bosch...Meanwhile Bosch is in the midst of a high-stakes trial being covered in the press by Jack McEvoy. Bosch was lead investigator on a murder case that saw the arrest of the son of a wealthy and powerful man. As the trial progresses, the defence strategy becomes clear: put Bosch on trial instead of the rich kid, make the focus on Bosch and his methods. McCaleb and Bosch, first at odds, must now work together to clear Harry's name.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 109.22 x 175.26 x 35.56mm | 240.4g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752844040
  • 9780752844046
  • 389,751

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Connelly's many fans are in for a treat because his latest novel features his unorthodox streetwise cop Harry Bosch and brilliant psychological profiler Terry McCaleb ... Sharply original and unfailingly gripping * MAIL ON SUNDAY * Connelly writes with a controlled fury that jumps right off the page. This is sublime stuff * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * A richly plotted and complex novel ... The resolution is brilliantly worked out ... and, as is usual with this author, there is a coda that brings more surprises. A rich and satisfying read, this, and one that throws light on the dark underbelly of human behaviour * IRISH TIMES * The plot rattles along in fifth gear, with upsets galore on every page. A thrilling, challenging read, as one has come to expect from Connelly * GUARDIAN * There's no doubt that when it comes to crime writing Connelly is right on top of the heap: impelled by a ferociously powerful narrative drive, his books grip with the prehensile strength of a mole wrench ... far better than its rivals, with a brilliantly organised plot and a genuinely exciting ending * EVENING STANDARD * Another gripping, well-written thriller. At times gut-wrenchingly scary, at times maddeningly cryptic, he keeps you enthralled to the last page * DAILY MAIL * A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT ... has the authentic Connelly touches - crisp dialogue, masterly pacing and his familiar preoccupation with the battle against evil - and it makes gripping reading * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Michael Connelly has created a range of memorable cops and robbers, any one who could sustain a series ... This book is ingenious, original and - with every beat of its procedural heart - authentic * LITERARY REVIEW *show more

About Michael Connelly

A former police reporter for the LA Times, Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thrillers. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and have won awards internationally, including the Edgar and Anthony. He lives in Florida with his family.show more

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Michael Connelly has created a range of memorable cops and robbers, any one who could sustain a series ... This book is ingenious, original and - with every beat of its procedural heart - authentic LITERARY REVIEWshow more

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29,723 ratings
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3 18% (5,402)
2 2% (593)
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