Monday, March 05, 2007

The Concrete Blonde

The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

From the Publisher
The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city''s nightmare.But the dead man''s widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man-- an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker''s macabre signature.So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It''s a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go-- the darkness of his own heart

I loved this book in the Harry Bosch series best so far. One feels that the trial is going so wrong and Harry's lawyer really doesn't care about anything. Sylvia, Harry's girlfriend is a great additional character. One that is so right for Bosch. Harry tries to find the other murderer and finds himeself going after one wrong person after another. Connelly is very adept at making the reader feel this person is the killer. Harry's persistence and vulnerability are the keystones of the book



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