- Taschenbuch: 416 Seiten
- Verlag: Vision; Auflage: Reprint (1. März 2004)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0446611638
- ISBN-13: 978-0446611633
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,8 x 2,9 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 13 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 166.195 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Lost Light (A Harry Bosch Novel, Band 9) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. März 2004
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Michael Connolly has written seven books featuring the hard-boiled Vietnam vet-turned-LAPD detective Harry Bosch and Lost Light sees him ride again. The astringent and vivid realisation of the city of Los Angeles (quite as sharply done as in the great novels of Raymond Chandler) and the layers of complexity created for Bosch made him one of the most interesting and well-realised characters in modern crime fiction. Even the overused device of alcohol abuse in the detective was treated with freshness and imagination. Such non-Bosch titles as Chasing the Dime have their virtues, but most admirers will frankly be relieved that Harry is back in action.
When Harry Bosch left the LAPD, he took with him a murder file about a film production assistant killed four years before during a large-scale robbery on a movie set. The LAPD has decided that the stolen money was utilised to create a terrorist training camp, and there are moves to release the killer to enable the FBI to track down the terrorists. Needless to say, this does not go down well with the volatile Harry, and he soon finds himself up against his erstwhile colleagues at the LAPD and the implacable forces of the FBI.
In the earlier Bosch novels, it's clear that the flintily wrought characterisation and gritty scene-setting concealed some less-than-original plots, but here we've got a triumphant marriage of innovative, hard-edge narrative and a parade of characters quite as vivid as any in the genre. The set pieces have all the usual panache, and the larger and more detailed canvas is carried off with considerable dash. --Barry Forshaw -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
[An] enthralling and labyrinthine crime novel. THE SUNDAY TIMES Taut, pacy and with an agreeably dark atmosphere, this is a welcome return for the grizzled but all-to-human Harry Bosch. GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'Inmy view, Connelly is the best of the current crop of American crime writers and Lost Light is as gripping as anything he's done.' MAIL ON SUNDAY -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Harry Bosch is bored with retirement. That changes when he starts to look into an unsolved murder. Angela Benton had been a low-level production assistant working on the latest Hollywood blockbuster when she was murdered in the foyer of her apartment building. The scene was carefully arranged to make it look like a sex crime. Too carefully; Bosch is certain it was staged. But why? And where is the connection to the million$heist at the film production? And why does the FBI warn Harry to leave this case alone?
Find out by yourself by buying this book, it is certainly worth the money, but be careful: the book is dark and takes you - at least sometimes - into the abyss of humankind. It also contains criticism of the civil liberties after September 11th and a small reference to one of the best police-action-gangster movies of all times "HEAT". The atmosphere is almost nightmarish and that gives the book the "special style", which fans of Harry Bosch are used to. There is absolutely no doubt that Connelly is a master-plotter and rightly one of the finest crime novelists in recent times. His complex character of the protagonist allows us even more insights and Harry seems to be more vulnerable without carrying the badge. The ending is - as usual - a big surprise but the good news is, there will be more of Harry Bosch in the future. The new Harry Bosch novel will be called "The Narrows" and is coming out in May, 2004. I can't wait!!
Bosch is determined to solve the murder of Angella Benton and the subsequent theft of 2 million dollars from the movie set where she worked, but before he can go very far, the LAPD and the FBI come down on him hard. The case turns out to have a post-9/11 Homeland Security connection and this brings in the FBI's anti-terrorism team. Bosch ignores demands to back off and enlists the help of a FBI insider with his own agenda - the FBI agent he loved disappeared in connection with the case and is presumed dead.
Despite being pursued by pyschos determined to keep the secret and being pursued by a rogue FBI agent with a screw loose, Bosch battles on to expose Benton's killers - and a hidden post-9/11 agenda within the FBI...
Outstanding and highly recommended!
He is soon told to desist, stop investigating the case by his former partner Kiz, who is now close to the top of the LAPD, She never made a secret about what she thought of his retiring: Harry Bosch is a quitter. These mixed messages drive him to continue a search that includes meetings with many former contacts, incl. his now poker playing ex-wife in Las Vegas. Gradually and ultimately Harry uncovers a complex series of crimes that will end in a bloody finale. The final, 44th chapter holds a stunning surprise that will change Harry’s life forever.
Michael Connelly (MC) is a superior crime writer. His Harry Bosch books can be read in any particular order. MC is brilliant when describing LAPD culture and its awful internal politics. He also describes cutting-edge police procedures and gains in forensic, ballistic and computer technology, which he had to update in every new book.
“Lost Light” gave MC a time-out: Harry is no longer with the LAPD, so no more office intrigues. And re tech innovation, we read only about Harry’s progress into the digital age in 2003: he now has a mobile phone, but no fax or email. But MCs major talent throughout the series is to very slowly unfurl Harry’ complex family origins…
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