The Closers

The Closers

A Novel

Large Print - 2005
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch joins LA's elite Open/Unsolved Unit to help piece together the mysterious death of a teenage girl.
He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.'s tides of crime. With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together. Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit -- and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night . . .
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Large Print, 2005.
ISBN: 9780316058834
Characteristics: 579 pages (large print) ;,25 cm.


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Aug 16, 2019

It's interesting to watch Harry Bosch try to stop being the Lone Ranger. Sadly, at the same time, he is losing his moral compass in this b00k, and those of us who have read every book so far know how much blood he has on his hands. Connelly's best Bosch books, in my opinion, let us in on how he ticks, and this happens when significant time is dedicated to his personal and romantic life. Missing that.

Oct 30, 2017

I'm working through the Bosch series in order. I enjoyed this novel more than some of the earlier. In particular, the plot twist was great. Although I have more to read in the series, I found this one to be unburdened with some of the cross references to other plots. For example, Irvin Irving is mentioned in passing. The result is a story that connects (or seems to connect) relevant characters in a tight, twisting manner.

Aug 05, 2017

I love Bosch's relentless attitude. He's a hand-slapping high-fiver in my mind. This story is great though not among his best. Even so, still a worthy read that will keep your attention until the last page.

Gary Geiserman
Aug 20, 2013

Bosch is unrelentingly relentless, unstoppable...til it's over. Here, the relationship with the dead, a usual one, is even more important so it seems like a let down just catching the guilty; we need the world to change. >>>>> According to me, Bosch and Connelly are alike in many ways; some, as in 'Hieronymus', possibly yet unclear. I oughta know.

LovelyLuisa Jun 22, 2012

I loved it! It had me in suspense and it felt like I was part of the investigation as well.

Jul 14, 2011

The Closers ---- By Michael Connelly c - 2005? ---- I need to find my notes. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Jun 27, 2005

Harry Bosch returns in ex-journalist Connelly''s latest book. Bosch returns to the LAPD after three years of retirement, joining ex-partner Kiz Rider in the cold case squad (a.k.a. the Open-Unsolved Unit), established by the PD''s new chief. Working on a case from 1988 in which a mixed-race teenager, Bosch and Rider uncover new evidence of involvement of a group of white supremacists, evidence that was supressed by Harry''s nemesis in the LAPD, Deputy Chief Irving. Watch for the cameo from a character in Connelly''s earlier book, VOID MOON. Good pacing, strong plotting and characterization, and an intriguing story, with the twists and turns Connelly''s readers have come to expect.

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