The Burning Room
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company;(November 3, 2014)
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.
Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.
This is the second book I've read by Michael Connelly. It was a good read. Strangely, though it was something missing. I'm not sure what. Maybe more closeness to the main character of Bosch.
It was a cold case reopened and how they solved the case. I like watching cold cases being solved on tv and I generally expect "more" in a book. More detail. More character building. I liked the first book I read, the Black Box, but all I can say on this one is: It's ok. Not a bad read. But could have been better.
Lately I just can't seem to find the books I enjoy so much. Books like, Diane Setterfield's, The Thirteenth Tale, or books by Michael Cox (The Meaning of Night & The Glass of Time), or the Alex Grecian books, The Scotland Yard Murder Squad, The Devil's Workshop/ The Black Country/The Yard/ The Harvest Man . Also Dan Simmons, Drood!.. My reading has gone down to a crawl because I don't seem to be able to find books like these !! Sigh.. ah well... who knows? Maybe the next book eh?