Summary

May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.
Escorted by National Guard soldiers from murder scene to murder scene, Harry and his colleagues are only able to do the bare minimum in terms of collecting evidence. And for Harry that's not enough. When he finds the body of a female journalist executed in an alley, he cannot accept that he will never be able to bring her killer to justice, and her tragedy starts to eat into his soul. But then, 20 years later, Harry finds himself working in the Open Unsolved Unit, and suddenly the past comes back to haunt him once again, in a way he could never have imagined.
Read by Michael McConnohie. Michael McConnohie has had a long career as both an on-camera and voiceover actor. He was two of the original Transformers as well as a GI Joe in the cartoon series which is still airing today, and has lent his voice to countless TV shows and motion pictures. He has been an audiobook presence for decades. From true crime to fiction to self-help, he's read just about every kind of audiobook there is. He's an AudioFile Earphones award winner for Stuart M. Kaminsky's Always Say Goodbye, and was part of the Grammy-nominated Lincoln-Douglas Debates with David Straithairn and Richard Dreyfuss. Michael makes his home in Southern California.
©2012 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 23-12-12

Not bad, but...

I have always enjoyed Michael Connelly's books, and the story of this book isn't bad, but not the best. The narrator however I found extremely irritating. The way he read the book was like a sixties american newsreader at times - especially early on n the book. So either he gets better or I got used to it!

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4 out of 5 stars
By AWH on 23-12-12

Not classic Bosch but still very good

This isnt an absolutely class Harry Bosch tale but it is still very well written, plotted and read. The plot has a gratifying number of red herrings leading you off in one direction before doubling back. I cant say more for fear of spoilers! So recommended but not the right story to start with if youre a Bosch newcomer.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bruno on 27-11-12

Another Great Read from Connelly

A very good read, Harry Bosch is back and on form. I'm a recent fan of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series, but I've now read the whole series. This ranks high among the series and I can recommend everyone to read it, not just the fans.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 01-12-12

Best Yet!!

What did you love best about The Black Box?

Having read/listened to all the Bosch books, this is by far the best story so far. I really liked how Michael Connelly has created a story from the past and brought it into the future. Similar to a couple of others since bosch has been in the open unsolved unit. But this story had me hooked from start to finish. Great story that comes together very nicely. Connelly is a genius the way he puts all this together. From Bosch starting with one small clue that leads him on a journey to find the truth.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As always, Harry Bosch.

Which character – as performed by Michael McConnohie – was your favorite?

Bosch.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. Was hard to stop this when I had to. But got through it in two days.

Any additional comments?

Please keep them coming Michael. I am at a loss without my fix of Bosch's determination and skill for finding justice.

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