Bosch, who retired from the LAPD, returns to work. His new job
has one purpose - closing unsolved cases.
met with Abel Pratt, the officer in charge of this unit, he was
given somewhat of a lecture. Pratt explained the difference
between closure and closers. He informed Harry that "closure"
is a bunch of B.S. This was nothing more than a media term
that you placed in the newspapers about cold cases. He stated
that family members should not be misled and this unit is one where
you don't forget the victims. The "closers" are the guys
brought in at the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game.
If they can't do it, nobody can. There were 8,000 unsolved
cases since 1960. If they could just solve twelve per year,
they would at least be doing something.
Pratt also pointed
out that the big difference today is the help of technology such as
DNA, fingerprints and ballistics. The main problem is the
department did not go back to look at some of these unsolved cases
with the new technology. As they start to review these cases,
many things will seem very obvious to them now but it did not "jump
out at them" back then.
Harry's first case involves an
unsolved murder that took place in Los Angeles in 1988. A
sixteen-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found
dead. At first the death was thought to be a suicide but later
the cause was changed to murder.
investigation begins, he runs into several problems. Not only
is this bringing back tragic memories to the girl's family but Harry
also finds resistance from within the police department.
Harry able to solve this case?
This is a Harry Bosch
novel that just could not get any better. Michael Connelly
does an excellent job of not only creating the novel but also
delivering it in such a way that the reader just can't figure out
who killed the young woman. Harry Bosch is such a "cool"
character. He never has a whole lot to say but you can just
see his mind spinning with ideas. Whether you are a Harry
Bosch fan, a Michael Connelly fan, or just a plain old mystery book
fan you will enjoy this book. It is highly
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