A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch Series #7 & Terry McCaleb Series #2)

A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch Series #7 & Terry McCaleb Series #2)

by Michael Connelly
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Overview

A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch Series #7 & Terry McCaleb Series #2) by Michael Connelly

A spectacular new crime novel — the most astounding in his already remarkable career—from the New York Times bestselling star of thriller writing, Michael Connelly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446667906
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-five previous novels including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Black Box, The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Hometown:

Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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A Darkness More Than Night 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 213 reviews.
TEAM-BOSCH More than 1 year ago
I've read all the Harry Bosch novels so far and have loved all of them. But, if this were the first HB book I ever read, I probably would have never continued the series. Terry McCaleb's character is boring and annoying, to say the least. There is nothing intriguing about him whatsoever. I wish there was more Bosch in this book. I do feel that if you are reading the HB series, you should read this though. There is a lot of continuity in the series, and you really don't want to miss anything. I'm glad that HB #8 does not include Terry McCaleb.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a story that combines two of his characters from earlier novels as main focal points and, at one point or another, mentions just about every other one he has written, Connelly has written one of the best suspense novels in recent memory. Beginning with Bosch interviewing a suspect in an earlier case, the pace is set at fast and just builds until you feel like you are riding the Bullet Train from London to Paris. As you read, you come across references to earlier works 'VOID MOON' and 'THE POET' just to name two. Be prepared though, because once you start you WILL NOT be able to put it down. So plan for at least one sleepless night if not more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
McCaleb and Bosch. Not as interesting as I had hoped. In fact I felt the McCaleb character was almost 'annoying'. And once again Connelly is a little hamfisted in his plot twists. And also once again you really have to suspend your belief that the murders as described would happen. Just seemed like an excuse to leave clues for the pill-popping, transplant patient, family man, in touch with everyone's feelings, Terry McCaleb to find.I was also put off by the throwing in of Jack McEnvoy from the Poet. Seems more like self promotion then a necessary addition to the story. The book moves along at a nice pace and is full of descriptive imagery but all in all I can't say I would recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definately one of his best works. It combines two superb characters with a story that has twists and turns you don't expect. It also delves into the psyche of the characters in typical Connelly fashion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A Darkness More Than Night' is a good read but not one of Connelly's best novels. The darkness metaphors are a little thick (count the number of times the title pops up and the many moody jukebox songs in the background) and the decision to throw in characters and references from nearly all of his past books felt a little gimmicky. (Hello, Jack McEvoy! Hello, Thelma Kibble!) The writing and procedural is detail is crackerjack, as always, but the solution to the mystery is a little flat by Connelly standards.
JoJoJG More than 1 year ago
A Darkness More Than Night explores the nature of Harry Bosch as he works to resolve an intertwined plot. Terry McCaleb is learning to live a new life with beautiful family despite the conflict of his nature. McCaleb is drawn into examining a mystery that reminds him of his former career. McCaleb the heart-tranplant survivor probably should not be involved in the darkness of crime. But, isn't that who he is? Along the way, the reader receives a bit of art education that can be researched further for interest sake. There are a number of twists along the way that will challenge the reader's detective skill.
Bostonguy More than 1 year ago
So far, the weakest of the series.Didn't care for the dual principals role thing with Bosch and McCaleb, shifting back and forth. Not a great ending either. Kind of weak compared to the rest. Next..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is fascinating how the author can lead you down one road then find out that they have been lead down another with the twist and turn of there stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The older Harry gets, the more he reveals his true character. Awash with angst, Harry gets help from Terry, our 'Bloodwork' hero, who watches every step because of his transplanted heart. The fact that his heart belongs to his sister-in-law thickens the plot in a positive way. Luckily, I was able to read all of Conneley's novels in chronological order. A wonderful collection that always leaves the reader anticipating the next addition to the series. If I could suggest anything, I would like to see the 'crime novel' style move toward the classic 'who-done-it' style in the Christie mode. I think it would challenge the reader and bring in a whole new group of fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a novel idea to combine his favorite protagonist Harry Bosch with Terry Mc of Blood Work, a somewhat weaker protagonist in my view. Suddenly one is collaborating with, then investigating the other. The reader is forced to look with new eyes at the horrific idea that our usual hero may be more flawed than allowable! As a plus, the reader receives a lesson in art as well as one in the duplicitous nature of evil. If you are a Connelly fan, don't miss this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Connelly's newest book, A Darkness More Than Night, features Terry McCaleb and Jaye Winston (from Blood Work)and Harry Bosch in a thriller that will definitely keep you glued to your seat. Be prepared for the pages to seem that they they are flying through your fingers. If you liked Blood Work, you'll greatly enjoy seeing how McCaleb tries to once again see inside a horrifyingly deranged criminal mind. What he uncovers, however, will not seem possible. In typical Connelly fashion, he develops characters, both good and bad, that are very well-developed and ones you'll feel are very real. Further, his plot will keep you engrossed from first page to last. Don't hesitate to add A Darkness More Than Night to your must-read list.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Plenty of suspense and action.
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Fast paced well written thriller
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ihplee More than 1 year ago
I Have tried to read this twice now.  Boring!,,,  Terry is so,..... so.... Loved my Harry books.
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Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Mr. Connelly's works and somehow I missed this one. Terry McCaleb is an ex-FBI profiler that is recovering from a heart-transplant. Terry lives with his wife Graciela and baby daughter (Cielo Azul) on an island outside of Los Angeles. He gave up the life to be with his family and run a charter boat business. Jaye Winston is an LA Detective that had used Terry on several occasions. She makes the trip from Overland (what the islanders refer to as mainland) to pay Terry a visit. She is working on a case that she feels might involve a serial killer and wants Terry to take a look. He tells her he is out of the business but will do her a favor. As Terry starts reading he becomes intriguied and pretty soon he starts involving himself in the case. The evidence points to a serial killer who may have just started his spree and Terry is determined to stop him. Terry's investigations start leading to a very troubling suspect. It is troubling because the suspect is Harry Bosch who is involved in testifying at a high profile case to put away a Hollywood bigwig that committed a murder. Terry knows Bosch from a prior case and he approaches Bosch to get a feel for who he is dealing with. All of Bosch's reactions and comments make Teryy sure that Bosch is in fact the serial killer he is looking for. Once the plot of the book is layed out it is virtually impossible to put the book down before you finish. McCaleb is another incredible interesting character and it goes to show the talents of Mr. Connelly to have so many characters that can have their own books (Bosch, Mickey Haller and Jack McEvoy are others). I am glad I found this book and hope that there are more tales involving Terry after this one!
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