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The Black Box

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Snow White 1992
Part One - The Gun Walk 2012
Chapters 1-15
Part Two - Words and Pictures
Chapters 16-25
Part Three - The Prodigal Detective
Chapters 26-35
Snow White 2012
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Copyright © 2012 by Hieronymus, Inc.
To all the readers who have kept
Harry Bosch alive for twenty years,
Many, many  thanks.

And to the men who parted the crowd
and led me through that day in 1992.
Many thanks as well.
By the third night the death count was rising so high and so quickly that many of the divisional homicide teams were pulled off the front lines of riot control and put into emergency rotations in South Central.
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Last Updated: 12-Dec-2023


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Cir 27-Nov-2012
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10 hrs 27 min (413 pages)
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Michael McConnohie  - Narration

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.
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Harry Bosch first encountered journalist Anneke Jespersen in a dark alleyway.  She'd been shot, execution-style, on the night Los Angeles burned in riots and the police protected no one.  His investigation was reassigned and the murder was never solved.  Now, twenty years later, Bosch comes across shocking evidence - a gun used in recent crimes is the same one that killed Anneke Jespersen.  With this sliver of a lead, Bosch must pry open the case that he has never been able to forget.

The investigation will stretch from the roughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles to distant battlegrounds where Jespersen once covered bloody conflicts.  What really brought her to Los Angeles?  And in a new age, will Bosch find the "black box," the one piece of evidence that pulls the case together - and makes justice possible at last?

"I decided several years ago that this is the finest crime series written by an American, and nothing in the new book changes my mind."
-Washington Post

"Continues [Connelly's] streak of telling stellar crime stories... one of the top detectives in crime fiction."
-Chicago Sun-Times
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First international mass market edition: April 2013
First U.S. oversize mass market edition: October 2013
Fifth printing based on the number line
Canada: $11.00

Except from The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly



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


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