By: Michael Connelly
(Hardcover / 400 Pages / Little Brown & Company; 1st edition / ISBN: 0316154601 / $29.95)
Description: Award-winning former crime reporter Connelly ('The Black Echo'; 'City of Bones') hits all the right notes with this latest in his Edgar-winning mystery series featuring sax-playing L.A. detective Harry Bosch. Even though this marks the ninth outing for Harry, the principled, incorruptible investigator shows little sign of slowing in his unrelenting pursuit of justice for all. Disillusioned by his constant battle with police hypocrisy and bureaucracy, Harry quits the department after 28 years on the job. Like so many ex-cops before him, he finds retirement boring and so decides to take advantage of his newly minted private-eye license and get back to work. The case he chooses-one that he had been briefly involved in four years before-is the puzzling unsolved murder of 24-year-old Angella Benton.
Verdict: I was sad to think we would see no more of Harry Bosch when he retired at the end of 'City of Bones,' but 'Lost Light' brings his complex character back but with a different perspective. As Harry investigates an unsolved case because it haunts him, we learn a lot about him and his feelings for his ex-wife. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors to read because his novels are well written, complex and entertaining. 'Lost Light' kept my attention and was a quick and enjoyable read with lots of twists and turns and a totally unexpected twist related to Harry's personal life at the end. I can't wait to the next installment! If you are a fan of Harry Bosch and Michael Connelly, you can't go wrong by spending a few hours with 'Lost Light'.
Reviewed By James Dudley