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Trunk Music (Harry Bosch Series #5)
     

Trunk Music (Harry Bosch Series #5)

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by Michael Connelly, Dick Hill (Read by)
 

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Henry Price has a whole new life-new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. But the first time he checks his messages, he discovers that someone had the number before him. The messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Price is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known.

Overview

Henry Price has a whole new life-new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. But the first time he checks his messages, he discovers that someone had the number before him. The messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Price is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a nighttime world of escort services, websites, sex, and secret identities. Price tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met.

Price's skills as a computer entrepreneur allow him to trace Lilly's last days with some precision. But every step into Lilly's past takes Price deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy--and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear.

Author Biography: Michael Connelly is the author of the bestselling series of Harry Bosch novels, and the bestsellers A Darkness More Than Night, Void Moon, Angels Flight, Blood Work, and The Poet. Connelly has won an Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award.

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.

From the Publisher
"His best yet!...a jazzy, funky, roller coaster of a book." "—Publishers Weekly"

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."—Orlando Sentinel"

A terrific read...truly one of the year's best entertainments."—Booklist

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561007240
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Harry Bosch Series , #5
Edition description:
Unabridged, 5 cassettes, 15 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.77(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sarasota, Florida
Date of Birth:
July 21, 1956
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980
Website:
http://www.michaelconnelly.com

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Trunk Music (Harry Bosch Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 280 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Capone2369 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
RiverReader More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Idliketosay More than 1 year ago
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.
mas43 More than 1 year ago
Easy entertaining read.
60catladay More than 1 year ago
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.
Santa_Mike More than 1 year ago
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.
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Carstairs38 3 months ago
Producer in the Trunk While I enjoyed my time with one of Michael Connelly’s other characters a couple of months back, I was glad to get back to Harry Bosch with Trunk Music. Harry is a great character, and I was glad to slip back into his world. As this book opens, Bosch is finally back working homicides after 18 months in the wilderness of forced time off and then working robbery. He’s still working out of Hollywood and the leaders of a three person team. His team is the first one called in when a body is found in the trunk of a car. The car had been abandoned in a vacant lot next to the Hollywood Bowl, which is currently hosting a concert, making working the scene tricky. The scene looks like a mob hit, yet organized crime doesn’t appear to want to take the case. Bosch isn’t complaining too much since he is anxious to get back to solving murders, his true passion. The victim is a producer of low budget borderline pornographic films and appears to have connections in Las Vegas. Is that what got him killed? As always, this book starts strongly, and following Bosch around as he solves the case is plenty of fun. I did feel the pacing of this book was a little off, and I did figure out a twist or two before Bosch did. But overall, these are minor issues. The characters are wonderful. There are a few returning characters, and it is nice to catch up with them again. Bosch is a very fascinating main character, and I like getting to know him better. He never backs down from anyone, adding some conflict to the story, but it’s easy to root for him. Plus a face from his past shows up again here, which I enjoyed. He has a new lieutenant in this book, and I absolutely love her. I hope she’s around for several books at least. And the characters we meet here are fully developed as well, making for strong suspects. Dick Hill is still doing the audio books for this series. He’s getting better, but there are times he still gets in the way of the story. Honestly, we don’t need him to yawn when the characters are tired. He throws in a few other things like that which are annoying. And there’s one character he completely ruins with the way he brings the character to life. Fortunately, it’s a minor character with only a couple of scenes here, but it is bad. Overall, his performance works, but I will be glad when the series moves on to another reader. I’m looking forward to seeing how Harry Bosch continues to grow as the series progresses. While Trunk Music wasn’t the best mystery so far, it is still a very strong book.
SkyeCaitlin 8 months ago
Harry Bosch, Michael Connelly's notoriously brilliant and often misguided protagonist, has just returned to the LAPD Homicide unit after yet another involuntary respite. Immediately Harry and his team of three are called in to investigate a homicide far above the hills of Hollywood. Connelly wastes no time in masterfully setting up scenario, plot and setting with ingenious characterizations, a clear glimpse into police procedures and a definite slant in point of view along with Bosch's unique persona. This particular novel is finely tuned, detailed and suspenseful. It qualifies as a thriller, a mystery, a study of mob-related activities in Las Vegas, and the intricacies in Bosch's intuitive facilities to solve a series of crimes, puzzles and a murder against all odds and threats. He is truly heroic in many of his often questionable decisions. Throughout the novel, the reader can detect Bosch's motives, vulnerability, altruism, and an array of qualities that are notably endearing, passionate and romantic. I adored this wonderfully written, well planned novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think being bisexual is ok. I myself am not, but it's perfectly fine. Don't let people pressure you into thinking otherwise. Be yourself, no matter who that person might be. Everyone else is taken. :) ~StarryEyes *v*
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Hey post here. Thanks again! &hearts
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I really loved this book. I think it was written really well with all its plot twists and cool things.
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great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Fun to take the twists & turns of Harry
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