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Nine Dragons

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Part 1 - Homicide Special
Chapters 1-22
Part 2 - The 39-Hour Day
Chapters 23-38
Part 3 - To Protect and Serve
Chapters 39-47
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Copyright © 2009 by Hieronymus, Inc.
To the whole crew on Enterprise Boulevard,
Lebanon, Indiana.
Many, many thanks.
From across the aisle Harry Bosch looked into his partner's cubicle and watched him conduct his daily ritual of straightening the corners of his stacks of files, clearing the paperwork from the center of his desk and finally placing his rinsed-out coffee cup in a desk drawer.
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He hugged his daughter tightly and wished he never had to let her go.
Los Angeles, California; Hong Kong, China
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Added: 28-Apr-2022
Last Updated: 16-May-2024


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Cir 01-Jan-2009
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For many years Detective Harry Bosch has known Fortune Liquors, a small store in tough south L.A.  A matchbook he once picked up there had a motto - Happy is the man who finds refuge in himself - that guided him through some of his darkest days.  Now the store's owner has been murdered.  With the help of another detective, Bosch uncovers a link between the death and a lethal, far-reaching crime ring.  And instantly his world explodes.  His own daughter, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him.  With the stakes so high and so personal, the desperate Bosch must travel to a place known as Nine Dragons and risk everything to reclaim what belongs to him.

"One of the best in this series... works as a gripping police procedural, an intense character study, and an international thriller."
- Miami Herald

"Coiled tight with suspense...  Connelly remains a master."
- Los Angeles Times
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First international mass market edition, April 2010
First United States mass market edition, August 2010
Third printing based on the number line
Canada: $12.99

Includes a preview of The Reversal by Michael Connelly.
Little, Brown and Company
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11 hrs 26 min (385 pages)
1)   20 Apr 2023 - 25 Apr 2023
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Len Cariou  - Narration

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.
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9 CDs



Michael Connelly  
Birth: 21 Jul 1956 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


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