Book Description (as per Goodreads)
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.
Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.
SETTING : LOS ANGELES
PROTAGONIST: HARRY BOSCH
Without going into details of the story and causing a Spoiler Alert for you my dear readers, I would like to briefly give you this Must Read – Recommendation 🙌;)
THE BLACK BOX – MICHAEL CONNELLY
Though this is #18 of the Harry Bosch series, it has been my 1st read starring this character. I Loved it to say the least. A Captivating and very well written Crime/Investigation novel.
Looking into a 20 year old LAPD “cold case”, Harry Bosch, though close to retirement, stubbornly pushes all limits to ensure he gets right down to solving this mystery.
Solving the murder of Danish Photographer Anneke Jespersen, it is the smallest of evidences, that Harry Bosch Finds in the The Black Box, that gets this whole storyline moving ahead.
I loved the brief insights into and during the Desert Storm , also brings to light the many issues surrounding war crimes committed during these wars, that are just left to die down or completely vanish from files😟.
A Novel Full of suspense and twists, just adds to this clever plot. Be prepared to get Addicted to this reading treat👌.