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Special for this edition - Michael Connelly has written new final chapter. Connelly is a No.1 bestselling author in hardback and paperback. THE LINCOLN LAWYER was a Richard & Judy's Book Club selection. Connelly has won or been nominated for all the major crime writing awards, including the Edgar and the CWA Gold Dagger. Major movie deals are in place for all Connelly's novels - rights for The Lincoln Lawyer have been sold to the producers of Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby for a seven-figure sum. Michael Connelly has received excellent reviews for all his novels: 'Expert, exciting and absorbing' Literary Review. 'A beautifully structured, richly atmospheric crime novel' Daily Express. 'Great entertainment, from a true master' Daily Mirror. 'Connelly has produced another blindingly good plot which, mixed with spellbinding action, takes us deep into a corrupt world ... This is crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian. 'Michael Connelly is justly regarded as one of the world's finest crime writers' Mail on Sunday.

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A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of twelve acclaimed Harry Bosch thrillers and several other bestselling novels. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and daughter.A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.

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Series hero detective Harry Bosch, now of LAPD's Homicide Special Squad of the Robbery/Homicide division, is back with a vengeance. Connelly (Echo Park) delivers a masterly piece of contemporary fiction that goes beyond the average police procedural by drawing on the current fears of terrorism and the political ramifications created by attempts to thwart it. A medical physicist is murdered, and the radioactive material he worked with is stolen. Thus begins the search to find the killer and the urgent need to retrieve the materials. Again, the usual departmental and federal politics and the unexpected plot twists combine for a great work. Connelly's novels are quite simply only getting better with age; the banter of the murder investigation is smart and the action taut. This sixth narration of a Bosch mystery by Len Cariou is excellent and brings the characters to life. Highly recommended.-Scott R. DiMarco, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Bestseller Connelly's dazzling 13th Harry Bosch novel (after 2006's Echo Park) reunites Bosch with his former flame, FBI agent Rachel Walling. Bosch must break in a new partner, rookie Iggy Ferras, when they're called to look into the execution of physicist Stanley Kent on a Mulholland Drive overlook. When a special FBI unit, headed by Walling, arrives and tries to usurp his case, claiming it's a matter of national security, Bosch refuses to back down. Walling's focus on the potential theft of radioactive material from the hospital where Kent was lending his expertise to cancer treatment and her unwillingness to share information only make Bosch more determined to solve the case. This is a quick read, almost half the length of Connelly's previous novels, but he spares no punches when it comes to complexity and suspense. The scramble to investigate threats to national security, justified or otherwise, is a timely subject and one on which Connelly puts a brilliant new spin. (May 22) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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