The Black Box (A Harry Bosch Novel #16) (Mass Market)
December 2012 Indie Next List
“Detective Harry Bosch is haunted by the memory of a beautiful young Danish photojournalist murdered during the riots following the Rodney King verdict. The killing was never solved and is forgotten by all but Bosh. Despite the reluctance of his bosses to reopen the case because they fear that focusing on the killing of the blond when there were so many other victims of color will inflame the community, Bosch is determined to find the 'black box' that will pull all the clues together. This is classic Connolly. I couldn't put it down.”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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.
"Connelly inherits the mantle of Raymond Chandler.... Their books share a kind of ambitious artistry that strains to reach beyond genre fiction."—Chuck Leddy, Boston Globe
"Connelly is superb at building suspense."—Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
"Bosch is one of the best detectives in crime fiction, and Connelly continues to amaze with his latest effort."—Jeff Ayers, Associated Press