Michael Connelly is one of the two best living detective writers, in my opinion, the other being Robert Crais. Having noted in the title for this review that this book is not the strongest in the series, I must also note that it makes this book receive a grade of merely an "A" rather than the normal "A+."
You can join the Bosch novels at any point but I'd recommend starting at the beginning.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on May 3, 2009.