In bestseller Connelly’s masterly 20th Harry Bosch novel (after 2014’s The Burning Room), former gang member Da’Quan Foster, a client of Bosch’s half-brother, DA Mickey Haller, awaits trial for a rape and murder. The case appears to be a slam dunk for the prosecution, with Foster’s DNA found at the crime scene, but Haller, who’s convinced it’s a setup, persuades Bosch, a retired homicide cop, to help prove his client’s innocence. With assistance from his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, Bosch does some digging and finds some interesting links among a prostitution ring, Internet pornography, and a very expensive wristwatch. Drawing on his 30 years of experience and instinct, Bosch as usual investigates things his way, even when the case may lead inside the police department. Indeed, the notion of crossing resonates on different levels—the intersection of predator and prey, cops gone rogue, and for Bosch, the transition from one part of his life into something exciting and new. Agent: Philip Spitzer, Philip G. Spitzer Literary. (Nov.)
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup.
Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution.
Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).
"As always with a Bosch novel, the delight is in the 'inside police' details....What Bosch does discover in The Crossing...should keep him busyand Connelly fans happyfor years to come."Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post
"A classic whodunit...an extra treat for the reader is being able to follow the case from the dual perspectives of the prosecution and the defense... Brothers Bosch and Haller may be, but at times they seem a lot like an ego and its id."
Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"Connelly continues to write quality crime fiction, and The Crossing is another great character study mixed with a truly baffling puzzle."
Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
"Tense and effective"Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
"The Crossing is another strong offering from perennial bestseller Michael Connelly.... He elevates the genre."
Colleen Kelly, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Connelly has created a subtle gem."
Barry Lancet, New York Journal of Books
"Thrilling.... Harry is back in his groove....Finding the connections between the parts of the case...gives readers Harry at his best. We get the bonus of seeing Mickey take that case to court for one of his bravura performances."
Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
"Connelly painstakingly and brilliantly shows Bosch slogging after the truth.... As always, Connelly's blackboard work is as precise as his finale is exciting."Booklist
"Masterly....Indeed, the notion of crossing resonates on different levelsthe intersection of predator and prey, cops gone rogue, and for Bosch, the transition from one part of his life into something exciting and new."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The Crossing again proves Connelly as a master of the genre."Oline H. Cogdill, Sun-Sentinel
"Michael Connelly remains one of the most reliable writers in the PI crowd. Thirty books on, his plots get tougher and his characters more engaging. The only thing better than Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller is having the pair together and that's what The Crossing delivers, one of the best of Connelly's tales....You won't put this one down from first page to last."Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
"Connelly never dithers.... Despite his prolific output, Connelly rarely stumbles and he continues to find new and interesting angles to explore in detective and legal matters."Erik Spanberg, Christian Science Monitor
Never mind that Det. Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD. His half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, wants his help in clearing a client of murder. Soon, bullets are flying his way. Last year's The Burning Room stayed longer on the New York Times best sellers list than any other Connelly novel; with a 550,000-copy first printing.