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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Concrete Blonde (#3 in the Harry Bosch series) by Michael Connelly

        A Great Read!

Originally published in 1994

Synopsis: Detective Harry Bosch of the LAPD shot and killed a suspected ritualistic serial killer in a controversial but "righteous shoot" several years before. Now, the killer's widow is suing the city for killing the wrong man and new victims of the serial killer are showing up - victims that definitely were killed after Bosch shot his man.

First - let's address the title. There are actually two concrete blondes in the book. One is the concrete statue of lady justice outside the courtroom. The other is one of the victims - a blond prostitute/porn actress who was found encased in the concrete floor of a self-storage unit.

Michael Connelly
Second - this is a great cop story. I won't go into much plot detail, but I will say that the story twists and turns in so many directions that it is hard to put down. Just when you think you have got it figured out, you find that Connelly has been waiting for you and your erroneous conclusions and he gleefully smashes them to pieces.

The Concrete Blonde almost caused me to be late to work two days in a row! I give this book an enthusiastic 5 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Concrete Blonde.

Reviewed in February of 2005.

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