The Closers by Michael Connelly audiobook

The Closers

By Michael Connelly
Read by Len Cariou

Little, Brown & Company 9780316058834

The Harry Bosch Series: Book 11

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After three years out of the LAPD, Harry Bosch returns to find the department a different place from the one he left. A new police chief has been brought in from New York to give the place a thorough clean up from top to bottom. Working with his former partner, Kiz Rider, Harry is assigned to the department's Open-Unsolved Unit, working on the thousands of cold cases that haunt the LAPD's files. These detectives are the Closers. They put a shovel in the dirt and turn over the past. By applying new techniques to old evidence they aim to unearth some hidden killers and bring them to justice, for "a city that forgets its murder victims is a city lost." Harry and Kiz are given a politically sensitive case when a DNA match connects a white supremacist to the 1988 murder of Rebecca Verloren, a sixteen-year-old girl. Becky was of mixed race, and the case appears to have a racial angle. This was LA before the riots and Rodney King, when the city was a powder keg waiting for a match. The detectives who worked the case all those years ago seem to have done a decent job, but something doesn't fit. Meanwhile Harry's nemesis, Deputy Chief Irving, is watching him. In the new "clean" LAPD Irving has been sidelined to a meaningless job. Compelled by vengeance, he hopes Harry will make a slip.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

After three years out of the LAPD, Harry Bosch returns to find the department a different place from the one he left. A new police chief has been brought in from New York to give the place a thorough clean up from top to bottom. Working with his former partner, Kiz Rider, Harry is assigned to the department's Open-Unsolved Unit, working on the thousands of cold cases that haunt the LAPD's files. These detectives are the Closers. They put a shovel in the dirt and turn over the past. By applying new techniques to old evidence they aim to unearth some hidden killers and bring them to justice, for "a city that forgets its murder victims is a city lost."

Harry and Kiz are given a politically sensitive case when a DNA match connects a white supremacist to the 1988 murder of Rebecca Verloren, a sixteen-year-old girl. Becky was of mixed race, and the case appears to have a racial angle. This was LA before the riots and Rodney King, when the city was a powder keg waiting for a match. The detectives who worked the case all those years ago seem to have done a decent job, but something doesn't fit.

Meanwhile Harry's nemesis, Deputy Chief Irving, is watching him. In the new "clean" LAPD Irving has been sidelined to a meaningless job. Compelled by vengeance, he hopes Harry will make a slip.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book is a prime example of just how brilliant the mystery genre has become. Characters here are vividly brought to life. The descriptions provide true-to-life portrayals of Los Angeles and its often-troubled police department. The internal political battles ring true, and the suspense keeps readers turning pages.” Forbes
“Like James Ellroy and John Fante, both of whose work is referred to here, Mr. Connelly continues to make his doomy, secretive Los Angeles a living, breathing character in his stories.” New York Times
“Connelly…is the real thing: an immensely skilled entertainer who has mastered the requirements and expectations of his genre but also from time to time rises above them.” Washington Post
“A solidly constructed cop tale.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Connelly sets up a great premise here—the cop determined to reinvent himself in the face of a thoroughly recalcitrant world…Give Connelly credit for having the courage to tinker with one of the richest characters in the genre.” Booklist (starred review)
“The return of Detective Harry Bosch to the Los Angeles Police Department is nothing less than outstanding. The unique mix of eloquent, almost poetic dialog mixed with the smart banter of a murder investigation makes this novel seem like the welcome return of an old friend…Insert the usual departmental politics and the clever plot twists and you have a top-notch detective story. Len Cariou’s narration is solid, especially his use of accents. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (audio review)
“Cariou effectively enacts a large, carefully crafted cast of suspects, victims, and cops, maneuvering easily past ethnic and sexist vocal land mines. Judiciously placed blues and jazz riffs add the finishing touches to this solid audio production.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“Harry Bosch fans will be delighted to learn that neither the author nor the narrator has lost his touch. Both keep getting better and better..[Cariou] punctuates each character differently, so there’s never any confusion about who is speaking. His sometimes gravelly voice, reminiscent of the late Rod Serling, makes Bosch’s persona come to life. The plotting in this fifteenth Connelly thriller is so tight you won’t figure out whodunit until Bosch does.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English