Harry Bosch is a retired LAPD homicide detective who takes cold cases and solves them. Harry is asked by Terry McCaleb's (Blood Work, A Darkness More The Night) wife to look into Terry's death. Terry was a retired FBI agent and a heart transplant recipient operating a charter fishing boat with his partner Buddy.
Rachel Walling, the FBI agent who shot The Poet(Backus) and hopefully killed him in "The Poet" has been re-called from her exile because it looks like The Poet has returned. A road called Zyzzyx Road; an exit off a desert highway near Vegas and Bosch's newly found daughter is the burial place of many more of Backus' victims. As the FBI tries to unravel the clues, Harry is one step ahead of them as he realizes that McCaleb's death is tied to this infamous serial killer. Harry however just loves to step on the bureaucratic toes of the FBI.
Harry is encouraged to return to the LAPD. There is a three year amnesty so Harry would not have to take any of the police academy tests in order to return. What fan can not hope he makes the right decision to return.
I had not read The Poet before this book and went back and read it. The Poet should be read before this book. I also have not read Blood Work and feel I did not miss anything.
First Line: "I think maybe I only know one thing in this world."