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NINE DRAGONS
by Michael Connelly

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Thriller

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Readers will be happy to have Harry Bosch back in this action-packed, nail-biting thriller, as Connelly delves further into Harry's world. He's no longer the bulletproof lone wolf since he's found out about his daughter, and in this outing, Harry's character stretches when he winds up a bit out his element personally and professionally.

LAPD detective Harry Bosch is sent to investigate a murder in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood. Harry realizes he'd previously met the victim, John Li, who once gave him a matchbook with the fortune, "happy is the man who finds refuge in himself."

The investigation links the murder to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the United States. Before Harry can get his bearings, his world is turned upside down when he learns that because of his investigation, his daughter, who is living with her mother in Hong Kong, has been kidnapped. Harry goes there and, in a place known as Nine Dragons, risks everything to save what has become the most precious thing in his life. (LITTLE, BROWN, Oct., 368 pp., $27.99)

Reviewed By: Sandra Garcia-Myers

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN

Published: October 2009

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