Michael Connelly is a #1 bestseller in the UK, the US, Ireland, Australia, France and Italy THE LINCOLN LAWYER was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, guaranteeing an upsurge in Connelly's sales. Including the R&J trade paperback, the combined trade sale of THE LINCOLN LAWYER is 326,000 copies Movie rights to THE LINCOLN LAWYER have been sold to Lakeshore Entertainment (producers of Oscar winning 'Million Dollar Baby') for a seven-figure sum Connelly has won or been short-listed for many awards: his first novel THE BLACK ECHO won the Edgar Award; CITY OF BONES won the Anthony Award; BLOOD WORK and THE LINCOLN LAWYER were nominated for Edgars; ANGELS FLIGHT and CITY OF BONES for the Gold Dagger Connelly gets consistently brilliant reviews and is seen as one of the leading, if not the leading, American crime writer of his generation
A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of eleven acclaimed Harry Bosch thrillers and several other bestselling novels. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and daughter.
After an accused serial killer confesses to a long-ago murder that Harry Bosch couldn't crack, Harry realizes he missed a vital clue that might have put the man behind bars and saved lives. Not a good feeling. With a seven-city tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
'Connelly's plots are never straightforward, and he keeps us guessing until the exciting and bitter conclusion to this latest episode in a splendid series.' -- Susanna Yager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH '...amid the excitements of his vertiginous plot, Connelly takes the time to consider whether Harry's determination to get his man is worth the sacrifices he makes.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'This is Connelly doing what he does best: delivering a beautifully structured, richly atmospheric crime novel.' -- Barry Forshaw EXPRESS 'This is a skilfully structured, richly atmospheric addition to the series.' -- Jessica Mann LITERARY REVIEW 'This is LA Noir brought up to date. ... Connelly, the best in the hard-boiled business right now, sets the whole thing up slowly and magnificently until it explodes.' -- Allan Laing THE HERALD 'Superb writing and story as usual from Connelly, who grows in strength with each new book.' -- Vincent Banville IRISH TIMES
Bestseller Connelly's compelling 12th Harry Bosch novel (after 2005's The Closers) offers some new wrinkles on a familiar theme the aging detective haunted by the one who got away. In Bosch's case, the elusive quarry is the man who abducted a 22-year-old equestrian, Marie Gesto, in 1993. Having returned to active duty as a member of the LAPD Open-Unsolved Unit, Bosch repeatedly pulls the file to see if he can discover something new and give some small solace to the victim's parents. When a chance police stop of a suspicious vehicle nets serial killer Raynard Waits, who's carrying body parts in his van, Bosch assesses the murderer's claim that he was responsible for killing Gesto, too. The weary and cynical detective soon suspects that Waits is trying to barter information for a reduced sentence of life imprisonment. Political motivations connected with the upcoming DA election also cloud the investigation. Smooth prose and plausible characters even the secondary figures elevate this several notches above the standard cop vs. serial-killer thriller. Author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.