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Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night
  

Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Ren e Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Ren e Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as the late show -- and returns to H... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781538731758
Barcode 9781538731758
Release Date 30 April 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Connelly, Michael
Series Ballard and Bosch Novel
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ISBN-13 9781538731758
ISBN-10 1538731754
Stock Release date is 30 April 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Apr 2019
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Imprint Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Connelly, Michael
Series Ballard and Bosch Novel
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
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Description of this Book

Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Ren e Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Ren e Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as the late show -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in. The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction (Associated Press).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The most intriguing mystery in The Late Show is Ballard herself. Connelly is too skillful to hand us her resume in one document dump; instead, he fills out her portrait with a subtle hand over the course of the novel, a little background here, a glimpse of her temperament there, the revelation of her unusual living conditions sketched in between. --Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times Few writers can capture the gritty streets of L.A.--and the inner workings of the LAPD--like Connelly. --Entertainment Weekly PRAISE FOR THE LATE SHOW: The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Ren e Ballard... The pacing of Ballard's debut story is breathless... Ballard is complicated and driven enough to sustain the series Connelly doubtless has in mind for her. --Janet Maslin, New York Times Of the myriad things Connelly does superbly as a crime writer, perhaps one of the least heralded is his ability to bring characters together from different series...A guaranteed chart-topper. --Bill Ott, Booklist (starred review) Harry Bosch has had plenty of partners, but he might have met his match...Both face complicated challenges to their personal ethics, challenges born not out of greed or fear but of their burning desire to make things right. Through it all, they challenge each other. Ballard brings a fresh perspective, and Bosch brings all the things so many readers love about him. --Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times Superb...Once again, Connelly delivers an exciting police procedural, only this time with two unique characters. --Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel This one needs no introduction...Expect all the dark, brooding LA neo-noir you've come to appreciate from Connelly's superlative procedurals. --CrimeReads Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers by creating characters people care about and are eager to come back to. In Dark Sacred Night, he brings together two of his best...Here's hoping we don't have to wait long for another Ballard and Bosch novel. --Paul Saltzman, Chicago Sun-Times Det. Ren e Ballard is a formidable character, an insightful and tenacious investigator with an unusual background and a sturdy personality to carry a series...Connelly has achieved success as one of the top mystery writers by continuing to keep his storytelling fresh. In The Late Show, he delivers an exciting police procedural with a unique character. --Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel LAPD Det. Ren e Ballard, first seen in 2017's The Late Show, makes a welcome return in this outstanding, complex police procedural...Bosch and Ballard, both outsiders with complicated pasts, form a perfect partnership in this high spot of Edgar-winner Connelly's long and distinguished career. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) It was only last year that Connelly introduced Ballard, a fierce and fascinating new protagonist who instantly emerged as a reader favorite. Bosch, meanwhile, is a grizzled veteran by now; Dark Sacred Night marks the 21st novel to center on him. But fans always finish eager to come back for more. --David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly Michael Connelly is superhuman...His hallmark has been his precise, faultless plotting...Connelly has always been especially good when it comes to truly creepy killers-he was once a crime reporter-and his denouement here is thrilling. --Charles Finch, USA Today Spectacular...Dark Sacred Night is ingenious, frantically suspenseful, and very, very, bleak. --Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post Dark Sacred Night is one of the best and most affecting Bosch novels since Mr. Connelly began the saga in 1992, underscoring the growing and unsettling ambiguity surrounding its central character. --Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

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Author's Bio

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-one previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers Two Kinds of Truth, The Late Show, and The Wrong Side of Goodbye. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and the Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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