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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Outstanding!, March 12, 2006
This review is from: The Closers (Harry Bosch) (Mass Market Paperback)
Having only read one other Michael Connelly book, I really didn't know what to expect so I went into this one with an open mind. The main character is Harry Bosch, a formerly retired homicide detective who's brought back into the force to help with the "Open Unsolved Unit" of the Los Angeles police department. Open-Unsolved is another name for "cold cases."

Before I get into this review, let me start by saying that this kind of story is a personal favorite. Bosch is assigned a case where a DNA sample from 20 years ago has a "cold hit" in a murder case. However, the person it matches to, seems to have little to do with the case. Slowly but surely, the case unravels into a fast-paced mystery thriller. The story is written so well, that you literally feel like you're looking over the shoulder of Bosch during the entire investigation.

What's more, in addition to a great plot, the character development is simply excellent. You find yourself feeling an incredible amount of empathy for the victim's family. There's a ton of red herring thrown into the plot to make the murder mystery all the more complex, yet all the more satisfying.

Hats off to Connelly for writing a modern classic!
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