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Nine dragons : a novel / Michael Connelly.

By: Connelly, Michael, 1956-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742374703.Subject(s): Bosch, Harry -- Fiction | Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction | Chinese Americans -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Triads (Organized crime) -- Fiction | Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction | Crime -- Fiction | Triads (Organized crime) -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction | Hong Kong (China) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Crime -- Fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Mystery -- Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54
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The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.
Summary: The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.
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From the streets of L.A. to the shimmering skyline of Hong Kong, Harry Bosch pursues the criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.

The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.

The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.

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Library Journal Review

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch returns to solve the murder of an owner of a liquor store in Connelly's latest. Evidence leads to a suspect with ties to a powerful Asian gang. Undaunted by this dangerous connection, Bosch apprehends the perpetrator but then hears that his daughter, who is living in Hong Kong with his ex-wife, has been kidnapped. Without the help of his fellow officers, Bosch travels to Hong Kong to rescue his little girl. There he realizes he's running of out time if he's going to save her before his suspect gets released in L.A. Verdict Connelly (The Closers) unveils his most personal Bosch story yet with this fish-out-of-water story. The pages fly, and although the last chapter feels a bit rushed, it doesn't distract from another Connelly masterpiece. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/09; ten-city author tour.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

The murder of an elderly Chinese owner of a liquor store thrusts Bosch into the unfamiliar world of Chinese immigrants, Asian gangs, and the ruthless triad crime syndicate. Bosch works the case with his usual tenacity; threats warning him to drop the case only fuel his desire to find the old man's killer. Having narrated previous Bosch books, Cariou knows the character inside and out. His portrayal of the iconic L. A. detective conveys all his irascibility and world-weariness. This book gives us a closer look at Bosch, the father, and Cariou conveys this human side with emotional clarity and believability. A Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 21). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Every Harry Bosch novel tells two stories: one involving antiestablishment LAPD detective Bosch's bullheaded determination to solve the case in front of him; the other tracking the hero's inner struggles. This time the two stories come together in what may be the most wrenching Bosch novel yet. It starts with the murder of a Chinese grocery owner in South Central L.A., a man Bosch once met and remembers fondly. The trail leads to the Chinese triads, centuries-old, Mafia-like crime organizations with roots deep in China's history. Those roots seem to lead to Hong Kong, current home of Bosch's former wife, Eleanor, and 13-year-old daughter, Maddie. When Bosch receives an e-mail video suggesting Maddie has been kidnapped, the case explodes. Over a lost weekend like no other, Bosch flies to Hong Kong and launches a one-man vigilante campaign aimed at rescuing his daughter and solving the murder case. By the end of his 39-hour day, Bosch needs a shower, a new suit, and a therapist and a lawyer. The jagged intersection between a cop's personal and professional lives is a recurring theme in many crime novels, but never has it been portrayed with the razor-edge sharpness and psychological acuity that Connelly brings to the subject. And that's layered underneath the nonstop action of the novel's last half the kind of full-throttle, blood-spattered narrative road race one associates with Lee Child or Stephen Hunter. There's always something new around Harry Bosch's next corner, and he has the scars to prove it.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2009 Booklist