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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

THE CROSSING (Harry Bosch #20) (audiobook) by Michael Connelly

Published in November of 2015 by Hachette Audio
Read by Titus Welliver
Duration: 9 hours, 24 minutes

In The Crossing Harry Bosch is newly retired from LAPD - a forced retirement due to a suspension due to a rules infraction. Harry's past caught up to him - too many people in too many important places are tired of Harry's "screw protocol - I'm going to solve this case" attitude.

So, Harry is now unemployed. He's suing the department. He's restoring an old motorcycle - a project that he's been looking forward to for a long time. And, he is miserable. 

Titus Welliver, the narrator of this audiobook, portraying
Harry Bosch in Amazon Video's 
series Bosch.
His goal has always been to solve murders. It's practically his reason for his existence. Now, he has no more murders to solve because he is off the force.

Along comes his half brother, Mickey, the defense attorney, also known as "the Lincoln Lawyer" with a proposal. He wants him to do a little work on a murder case as an investigator for the defense because his regular investigator was hurt in a suspicious motorcycle accident. Normally, Harry would have nothing to do with a defense lawyer. In his mind, they get murderers off the hook and he'd be a traitor to everything he worked for his entire career.

But, against his better instincts he agrees to look at the file. And, once he starts digging into the case he notices a few loose ends. And, he can't help pulling on those loose ends, even if it means he has to cross over to the other side...

Just to be fair, I have enjoyed every Harry Bosch novel but one. Quite simply, I am a fan of the series and of the author. This book is a solid addition to the series. I enjoyed the procedural part of the story and the internal struggles of Bosch as he struggles with the concept of crossing over to the defense (thus, the title). But, in the end, the resolution of the case was not as clear as the characters in the story believe it to be. 

Titus Welliver, the actor who portrays Harry Bosch on the Amazon Video television series. He does a great job. He totally gets Bosch's grumpy side.

I rate this audiobook 4 stars out of 5. 

This audiobook can be purchased on Amazon.com here: The Crossing.

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