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The Dark Hours

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2021
2024
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See 5
Part One - Midnight Men
Chapters 1-28
Part Two - Use of Force
Chapters 29-46
Epilogue
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A series of fiction novels written by Michael Connelly featuring Renée Ballard - a night shift detective in the LAPD.  These take place in the world of Harry Bosch.

1) The Late Show
2) Dark Sacred Night
3) The Night Fire
4) The Dark Hours
5) Desert Star
6) The Waiting
Copyright © 2021 by Hieronymus, Inc.
This is for Robert Pepin,
translator, editor, friend since the start.
Merci beaucoup, mon ami.
It was supposed to rain for real and that would have put a damper on the annual rain of lead.
May contain spoilers
Then she went surfing.
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Added: 28-Apr-2022
Last Updated: 24-Mar-2024

Publications

 23-Nov-2021
Hachette Audio
Book on CD
I read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
23-Nov-2021
Format:
Book on CD
Cover Price:
$40.00
Length:
11 hrs 4 min (401 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   21 Mar 2024 - 22 Mar 2024
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
23285
Publisher:
ISBN:
1-549-10769-0
ISBN-13:
978-1-549-10769-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Getty Images - Cover Images
Lauren Harms - Cover Design
Christine Lakin  - Narration
LPETTET - Cover Images
Titus Welliver  - Narration
A BRAZEN, METHODICAL KILLER STRIKES ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, AND LAPD DETECTIVE RENÉE BALLARD AND HARRY BOSCH MUST JOIN FORCES TO FIND JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIM IN A CITY SCARRED BY FEAR AND SOCIAL UNREST.


There's chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year's Eve countdown.  Working her eyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air.  Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.

Ballard quickly concludes that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky and that it is linked to another unsolved murder - a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch.  At the same time, Ballard hunts a fiendish pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who have been terrorizing women and leaving no trace.

Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department indelibly changed by the pandemic and recent social unrest.  It is a department so hampered by inertia and low morale that Ballard must go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch.  But as the two inexorable detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders.  The brutal predators they are tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden.
Unfolding with unstoppable drive and nail-biting intrigue, The Dark Hours shows that "relentless on their own, Ballard's and Bosch's combined skills...could be combustible" (Los Angeles Times).

MICHAEL CONNELLY the author of thirty-five previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Law of Innocence, Fair Warning, and The Night Fire.  His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than eighty million copies worldwide.  Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels.  He is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, and the creator and host of the podcasts Murder Book and The Wonderland Murders.  He spends his time in California and Florida.
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Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
© 2021 by Hieronymus
10 CDs
 01-Oct-2022
Grand Central Publishing
Paperback B
In my libraryOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-2022
Format:
Paperback B
Cover Price:
$9.99
Pages*:
408
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
23251
ISBN:
1-538-70848-5
ISBN-13:
978-1-538-70848-4
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Ben Denzer  - Cover Artist
Ben Denzer - Cover Design
"RELENTLESS ON THEIR OWN, BALLARD'S AND BOSCH'S
COMBINED SKILLS... COULD BE COMBUSTIBLE."
- Los Angeles Times


There's chaos in Hollywood on New Year's Eve.  Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air.  When reports start to roll in of shattered windshields and other damage, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.

It doesn't take long for Ballard to determine that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky.  Ballard's investigation leads her to look into another unsolved murder - a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch.

Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where the old and new cases intersect.  All the while, they must look over their shoulders.  The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him.

"THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING... OFFERS PLENTY OF
SHOCKING SCENES AND CLEVER SURPRISES."
- Wall Street Journal

"FEW WRITERS CAN CAPTURE THE GRITTY STREETS OF LA -
AND TIE INNER WORKINGS OF THE LAPD - LIKE CONNELLY."
- Entertainment Weekly
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Notes and Comments:
Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Little, Brown & Company in November 2021
First oversize mass market edition: October 2022
First printing based on the number line
Canada: $12.99

Includes:
Preview of Desert Star by Michael Connelly

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Author(s)

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

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