Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons

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The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man's death was no ordinary holdup. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local Triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail - a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States. Suddenly the most precious thing in Harry's life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 154 x 238 x 36mm | 639.56g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752875876
  • 9780752875873
  • 131,367

Review quote

a corker ... Nine Dragons resorts to his most famous and enduring creation, LAPD detective Harry Bosch. This time the stakes have never been more compelling, or personal. ... Connelly manages to make Hong Kong every bit as vivid and dangerous as his depictions of LA. What's more, with Bosch on personal overdrive, the tension and pace he builds has never been greater, or more pertinent. -- Henry Sutton THE MIRROR the plot twists twice in the final pages to create an astonishing climax to a thriller not short of heart-in-the-mouth moments. Its hard to keep a long-running crime series fresh yet in Nine Dragons Michael Connelly not only takes heroic Bosch ot new places but changes his life forever. He just gets better and better. -- Mark Sanderson EVENING STANDARD One day HBO will make a TV series of Bosch and the wider world will wake up to Connelly's talent GQ Each new book adds another string to Connelly's bow THE INDEPENDENTshow more

About Michael Connelly

A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDs. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.show more

Review Text

a corker ... Nine Dragons resorts to his most famous and enduring creation, LAPD detective Harry Bosch. This time the stakes have never been more compelling, or personal. .... Connelly manages to make Hong Kong every bit as vivid and dangerous as his depictions of LA. What's more, with Bosch on personal overdrive, the tension and pace he builds has never been greater, or more pertinent. Henry Sutton THE MIRRORshow more

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28,086 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (8,458)
4 43% (11,963)
3 23% (6,347)
2 4% (1,114)
1 1% (204)
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