Trunk Music (Harry Bosch Series #5)

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Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch lands his first case: a Hollywood producer found in the trunk of his Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head. It looks like "trunk music," a Mafia hit. The LAPD's organized crime unit is oddly uninterested, but Harry thinks they're wrong. He follows the money trail from the producer's office to Las Vegas, where he quickly finds evidence of Mafia involvement. But something about the case doesn't add up, and Harry follows a ...
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Overview

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch lands his first case: a Hollywood producer found in the trunk of his Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head. It looks like "trunk music," a Mafia hit. The LAPD's organized crime unit is oddly uninterested, but Harry thinks they're wrong. He follows the money trail from the producer's office to Las Vegas, where he quickly finds evidence of Mafia involvement. But something about the case doesn't add up, and Harry follows a string of odd clues - glitter in the producer's cuffs, an over-the-counter medication in the Rolls's glovebox - in a different direction entirely. Just when Harry thinks he's on firm ground, the bottom falls out. Blindsided again and again, at odds with his superiors, and overwhelmed by a romance that has cropped up in the middle of the case, Harry is as off balance as he's ever been.
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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
Compelling...Connelly displays a wonderful atmospheric feel for the posh and the poor...The last pages bring things to a shocking end that should satisfy Connelly's growing audience.
People
For those seeking the kind of action that takes more turns than a roulette wheel, Trunk Music is a sure bet.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From the opening bars, when the body of Tony Aliso is pulled from the trunk of his Rolls Royce Silver Cloud on Mulholland Drive, to the final grace note on a Hawaiian beach, Connelly has crafted a jazzy, funky, roller coaster of a book. The return of maverick L.A. homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch (from 1995's The Last Coyote) is cause for rejoicing. The Aliso murder quickly embroils Bosch and his new team (Kizmin Rider, a young black female officer on the rise in the department; veteran Jerry Edgar; and their boss, Lieutenant Grace Billets) in a Byzantine tangle of Las Vegas mob money, Hollywood filmmaking and police politics. The plot rushes headlong into deadends and deadfalls, repeatedly reorients and tears off in a new direction. Never known for tact, the single-minded Bosch is soon hotfooting through an acronymic snakepit: the LAPD's OCID (Organized Crime Investigation Division); the IAD (Internal Affairs Division); the LVPD's OCU (Las Vegas Police Department's Organized Crime Unit); the FBI. Not only does each organization claim a piece of the action, but each also wants a piece of Bosch. Connelly has it all working together here: skillful dialogue, solid plotting, nuances of race and status and a pace that will leave readers gasping to keep up. Connelly's early promise (The Black Echo earned him the 1993 Edgar for best first novel) has been borne out nicely by succeeding novels. Trunk Music is his best yet. $400,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Homicide dick Harry Bosch investigates the murder of a Hollywood producer in this latest from the author of the Edgar Award-winning The Black Echo (LJ 1/92).
Kirkus Reviews
Hollywood homicide dick Harry Bosch goes up against whoever killed high-rolling, lowlife filmmaker Tony Aliso and tipped his body into the trunk of his Rolls.

The early buzz on the case shouts Las Vegas—so Harry heads out there in hopes of tracking down Tony's latest companion, a stripper named Layla. Instead he finds a trail of evidence that links Tony to a money-laundering operation for Joey Marks, the outfit's top man in Vegas; to Dolly's, a strip club owned by Marks lieutenant Luke ("Lucky") Goshen; and to Eleanor Wish, an ex-FBI agent whose activities took her to Harry's bed and a stretch in the pen before she turned up on video playing poker at Tony's side. Tough-guy Harry (The Last Coyote, 1995, etc.), incredibly still carrying a torch for Eleanor, wastes no time rekindling their affair—Eleanor's sullenness cracks just long enough for some brisk sex—and then finds he has to cut all sorts of deals with the Vegas cops and his own department to keep her out of the case he's building against Lucky Goshen. Back in L.A., deeper trouble awaits: When Harry lays out the case against Goshen—motive, fingerprints, murder weapon—he's told that Goshen's an undercover FBI agent with an ironclad alibi and that he's dashed into the middle of a sting that's been years in the making. Relieved once again of his homicide assignment, Harry—together with trusty sidekicks Jerry Edgar and Kiz Rider—goes up against Tony's killers himself, with results as gripping and satisfying as they are improbable.

Forget realism, okay? If you'd like to see a buried love affair take off like a rocket and a bunch of crooks and crooked cops as canny and treacherous as le Carré's spies, you've come to the right place.

Washington Post
"Compelling...Connelly displays a wonderful atmospheric feel for the posh and the poor...The last pages bring things to a shocking end that should satisfy Connelly's growing audience."
People
"For those seeking the kind of action that takes more turns than a roulette wheel, Trunk Music is a sure bet."
From the Publisher
"Compelling...Connelly displays a wonderful atmospheric feel for the posh and the poor...The last pages bring things to a shocking end that should satisfy Connelly's growing audience."—Washington Post

"If you'd like to see a buried love affair take off like a rocket and a bunch of crooks and crooked cops as canny and treacherous as le Carré's spies, you've come to the right place."—Kirkus Reviews

"A jazzy, funky, roller coaster of a book. . . Connelly has it all working together here: skillful dialogue, solid plotting, nuances of race and status and a pace that will leave readers gasping to keep up. "—Publishers Weekly

"For those seeking the kind of action that takes more turns than a roulette wheel, Trunk Music is a sure bet."—People

Orlando Sentinel
"Trunk Music is Connelly at his best, skewering the superficial Hollywood society, the hoods, the good guys and bad girls, the bureaucratic tyrants who would rather fill in the right form than get to the truth."
Booklist
"A terrific read...truly one of the year's best entertainments."
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The murder of a Hollywood producer has all the signs of a Mafia hit, but something doesn't add up. Battling impertinent superiors, disgraced LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch follows a string of odd clues until he uncovers a scheme many magnitudes more deadly than he'd imagined--with himself as the next target. Now Harry must prove himself not just by breaking the case, but surviving it. "Truly one of the year's best entertainments." Booklist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423323389
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Harry Bosch Series , #5
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael  Connelly
Michael Connelly is a former journalist and author of the bestselling series of Harry Bosch novels and the bestselling novels Chasing the Dime, The Poet, Blood Work, and Void Moon. Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and novels, including an Edgar Award. He lives in Florida.
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    1. Hometown:
      Sarasota, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 21, 1956
    2. Place of Birth:
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    All of his books are very excellant if you like police stories

    My complaint is your book library does not have Michial Connelly books in number order. It is very difficult to find the next number in as series

    24 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

    Very Exciting

    I've just started reading the Harry Bosch novels and I love them all so far. This one is no exception. Good plot, some good twists and a good storyline. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with a Harry Bosch story. You think you have it figured out and then some new piece of evidence shows up or a new wittness steps forward or the obvious person turns out to have an alibi. Good reading, you won't be disappointed.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    !

    Bn, please ban these kids here from wasting space with their stupid rolepkaying games and chitchat crap. Fine them, ban them, do something already.

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Loved this one too...

    Michael Connelly drops another classic onto the book shelves loved every minute of the book couldn't put it down unless there was a life threatning emergency.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Dale

    The book starts out slowly setting the stage for the last part of the book. The last few chapters were great. Another quality book by M.C.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Nice

    I love all of the books about Harry Bosch. Highly recommend. Some not very graphic violence, some mild sexual situations. No cursing. A nice size book. Likable characters and a good plot.

    AD

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Does not disappoint

    I'm new to the Harry Bosch series (great fan of The Lincoln Lawyer), Harry Bosch is very good also, I started with number 1 & intend to read all of Harry Bosch in order. Highly recommend.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Another good read

    You won't be disappointed. This is another great book by this author. He gets so many characters going and you find yourself wanting to know more about them. He does this is such a flowing way that you don't get lost in the identities.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    doesn't let you down

    another good detective novel with Harry Bosch

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    Recommend

    Easy entertaining read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    AWESOME

    I luv this series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I have not finished it, but it is a continuation of the Harry Bosch series, and they are fabulous. If you enjoy a dark hero with issues, uncovering the seedy side of life, this is a good series to get into. I suggest starting with the first book and work your way through the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Trunk Music Review

    This is #5 that I have read of the series and I am ready to download #6.. Great author and even greater characters..Twists and turns in every chapter.. Must read this, but for new comers..You need to start at #1 and learn the characters

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2015

    My favorite songs

    Oh gosh were do I start, popular by the verionicas, cannible by kesha ,crazy kids by kesha , counting stars by onerepublic,bad girl by girls love shoes,NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A GIRL, stand in the rain, rainbow factory, Dollhouse, pain it black by ROLLING STONES( Rip oh great band :( ) five nights at freddys, high school never ends, monster by slade, and much much more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2015

    Rules and map for LLM

    Rules<br>You must be creative<br>Be yourself <br>Must love (or at least like)Music<br>Map<br>res 2 bios<br>res 3 main place<br>res 4 to the last one rooms<br>Hope you enjoy~HK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    Taylor's bio

    Name: Taylor Flyer
    Age: 16
    Looks: blonde hair, green eyes, skinny. 5'1.
    Personality: ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2015

    To onna

    The song counting stars is by one republic. And the second song you mentioned is not called demons hide. Its demons. And its by imagine dragons. TO ANY ONE READING THIS. MY TOP THREE SONGS ARE: 1. Centuries by fallout boy 2. Welcome To The Black Parade by my chemical romance 3. Ghost by mystery skulls. ~ pokemon girl :p

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Time to seize the day

    Request

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    PUT YOUR SONGS HERE!

    If you want me to put down the lyrics to any song, l'll put the complete lyrics no lie. Put the requests here and l'll put them in other results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2014

    I started reading this series from the beginning and I enjoy eac

    I started reading this series from the beginning and I enjoy each new story as they progress. I really enjoy reading about Harry Bosch and the twist that his life takes.

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