Book Review – The Narrows by Michael Connelly

 

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When it comes to police procedurals I have not read another author that is at the level of Michael Connelly. Quickly becoming my all time favorite fictional character, Harry Bosch’s personality, mannerisms and character in general leaps off of the pages with ease as you are reading the story. I know I have said this about a lot of books, but the author really has a way of making you feel that you are right there in the middle of the investigation all while teaching you a little bit about the law and the art of deducing clues and using evidence to solve a crime.

In this story Bosch has been retired now for almost 3 years when he gets a call from the wife of a friend and FBI agent, Terry McCalleb. She tells Bosch that she believes her husband’s suicide was really a murder and that Terry always said if he was in trouble he would want someone like Bosch to work the case because he was relentless in finding the truth. Harry took the case.

Rachel Walling, an disgraced agent working out of South Dakota, has been called to Quantico to discuss a package that was received and addressed to her from a former colleague and murder presumed dead. It was the handling of his case that cause her fall from grace. Now they want her back on the case but strictly in an advisory role if and when needed.

But during the investigation Bosch is led by the evidence right into the middle of the FBI investigation. Rachel knows and remember Bosch by reputation and has decided to work with him even though the FBI has only sent her to keep an eye on him after the dismissed him from his case. There are a lot of twist and great plots. I hope you enjoy the ride. Im moving right along to the next book in the series.

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Publisher Overview

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she’s dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes–and apparently he has not forgotten her.Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too–from the widow of an old friend. Her husband’s death seems natural, but his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Arriving at a derelict spot in the California desert where the feds are unearthing bodies, Bosch joins forces with Rachel. Now the two are at odds with the FBI…and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own…

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