ePub ½ mobi Nine Dragons õ 9780316166317 ´ Michael Connelly

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ePub ½ mobi Nine Dragons õ 9780316166317 ´ 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 relenHarry 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

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Sly 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 I’m a Michael Connelly fan I own a copy of just about all of his books They are generally superior fare amongst the bestseller lists but Nine Dragons I felt was one of his weaker offerings The story felt rushed with prose that was workmanlike and flat And the plot was weak feeling like two shorter stories jammed together The part of the book set in Hong Kong in particular seemed to lack life depth and credibility There was a particular event that happens that is described as if it had barely any emotional resonance or trauma to Bosch and other characters and it continues as a notable absence throughout the rest of the book And from the minute Bosch arrives back from Hong Kong very little of the plot seems credible The result is a police proceduralpsychological thriller with the psychology bit mostly missing; a Harry Bosch story where Bosch seems like a very pale version of himself I was a bit disappointed with the last Connelly I read The Scarecrow and Nine Dragons makes two in a row that have been below his usual very high standards In both cases my sense is the books were rushed When on top of his game it’s difficult to beat a good Connelly book but for me at least Nine Dragons is well down his greatest hits list

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Nine DragonsRything 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 Harry's investigation of the murder of an Asian liuor store owner in Los Angeles leads him to Hong Kong in a race to save someone very dear to him While this wasn't one of my favorites I still found it hard to stop listening to the story There was a recklessness about Harry that I hadn't seen before and it had some devastating conseuences My instincts about the case ended up being dead on though I didn't get everything right Len Cariou did an excellent job in narrating given the international cast of characters This was a pretty disturbing story with a few shockers I'm still reeling over Never a dull moment with Harry