|By (author):||Connelly, Michael|
|Series:||A Ballard And Bosch Novel|
|Subject:||FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Crime|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Size:||8.00in x 5.25in x 1.25in|
|From The Publisher*||Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD Detective Renée Ballard to face the unsolved murder of a runaway, and the fight to bring a killer to justice.|
Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as "the late show" -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.
Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in.
The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).
|Review Quote*||"Dark Sacred Night is one of the best and most affecting Bosch novels since Mr. Connelly began the saga in 1992, underscoring the growing and unsettling ambiguity surrounding its central character."-Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal|
|Review Quote*||"Spectacular...Dark Sacred Night is ingenious, frantically suspenseful, and very, very, bleak."-Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post|
|Review Quote*||"Michael Connelly is superhuman...His hallmark has been his precise, faultless plotting...Connelly has always been especially good when it comes to truly creepy killers-he was once a crime reporter-and his denouement here is thrilling."-Charles Finch, USA Today|
|Review Quote*||"It was only last year that Connelly introduced Ballard, a fierce and fascinating new protagonist who instantly emerged as a reader favorite. Bosch, meanwhile, is a grizzled veteran by now; Dark Sacred Night marks the 21st novel to center on him. But fans always finish eager to come back for more."-David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly|
|Review Quote*||"LAPD Det. Renée Ballard, first seen in 2017's The Late Show, makes a welcome return in this outstanding, complex police procedural...Bosch and Ballard, both outsiders with complicated pasts, form a perfect partnership in this high spot of Edgar-winner Connelly's long and distinguished career."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)|
|Review Quote*||"Det. Renée Ballard is a formidable character, an insightful and tenacious investigator with an unusual background and a sturdy personality to carry a series...Connelly has achieved success as one of the top mystery writers by continuing to keep his storytelling fresh. In The Late Show, he delivers an exciting police procedural with a unique character."-Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel|
|Review Quote*||"Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers by creating characters people care about and are eager to come back to. In Dark Sacred Night, he brings together two of his best...Here's hoping we don't have to wait long for another Ballard and Bosch novel."-Paul Saltzman, Chicago Sun-Times|
|Review Quote*||"This one needs no introduction...Expect all the dark, brooding LA neo-noir you've come to appreciate from Connelly's superlative procedurals."-CrimeReads|
|Review Quote*||"Superb...Once again, Connelly delivers an exciting police procedural, only this time with two unique characters."-Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel|