FreeAtLast I love every one of Michael Connelly's book's and have read some twice. I just finished his new book "The Late Show" totally enjoyed it as much as Bosch or Haller. My other favorite authors are Lee Child, Robert Crais, Lawrence Block (Matt Scudder series), Dennis LeHane, and Harlan Coben.FreeAtLast wrote:"A Darkness More Than Night" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown & Co., 2001)
I am a huge fan of Connelly's two major protagonists (Bosch and Haller), but I know I am preaching to the choir in this forum. This one is a Bosch novel which showed up out of nowhere at my local library recently. Either it has been loaned out in circulation for a long time or somebody just donated an old copy; whatever happened, I am very glad it wound up in my sweaty mitts.
This is one of Connelly's best efforts in writing about Bosch. Here's why:
1) He penetrates as deep as he ever has into Bosch's psyche and his motivations for being a homicide detective.
2) In this story, Bosch is in potentially the worst career trouble that he has ever experienced (yea, I know - that is very hard to believe).
3) He encounters once again expert FBI profiler Terry McCaleb. Instead of working together harmoniously to track down a killer, I don't think I am giving anything away by revealing that they are at odds against each other for most of the story. We also get a excellent picture of the obsessiveness of McCaleb's psyche. Will he - and Bosch - try everything and anything, no matter how morally and legally questionable, to solve a case?
4) It's one of Connelly's most intricately composed, high tension tales.
Set aside a slow weekend and savor this one; you won't regret it.