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Nine Dragons #2020

Nine Dragons Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L A that takes him to Fortune Liquors where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery Joined by members of th

  • Title: Nine Dragons
  • Author: Michael Connelly
  • ISBN: 9781615235391
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nine Dragons By Michael Connelly, Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery.Joined by members of the department s Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad But before Harry can clHarry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery.Joined by members of the department s Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing.Bosch drops everything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter Could her disappearance and the case be connected With the stakes of the investigation so high and so personal, Bosch is up against the clock in a new city, where nothing is at it seems.

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    1. The Hook Continuing to read my way through the Harry Bosch Series All of that changed on the day he was introduced to the daughter he didn t know he had In that moment he knew he was both saved and lost He would be forever connected to the world in the way only a father knew But he would also be lost because he knew the dark forces he faced would one day find her It didn t matter if an entire ocean was between them He knew one day it would come to this, that the darkness would find her and that [...]

    2. I am a big Michael Connelly fan I usually like the social or political settings for his books, and find the plots intricate and intriguing However, this book did not work for me The whole part set in Hong Kong felt aimless, uninteresting and verging on stereotypical depictions of people living in Hong Kong Also, there was violence one event in particular than seemed unnecessary or that I would usually expect in a Harry Bosch book I hope things pick up with Connelly s next book.

    3. My Plan was to make this book last at least four days HA Who was I foolin Day 1 135 pages Day 2 190 pages Day 3 50 pages End of story I just couldn t help myself Connelly cranks up the interest and excitement in this one by taking Bosch to Hong Kong for a big chunk of the book And with his own daughter as the kidnapping victim, he s prone to tunnel vision and poor judgment calls he wouldn t otherwise make I loved the Hong Kong venue for a nice change I got to learn a little about that part of th [...]

    4. Harry s investigation of the murder of an Asian liquor store owner in Los Angeles leads him to Hong Kong in a race to save someone very dear to him While this wasn t one of my favorites, I still found it hard to stop listening to the story There was a recklessness about Harry that I hadn t seen before and it had some devastating consequences My instincts about the case ended up being dead on though I didn t get everything right Len Cariou did an excellent job in narrating given the international [...]

    5. I m a Michael Connelly fan I own a copy of just about all of his books They are generally superior fare amongst the bestseller lists, but Nine Dragons, I felt, was one of his weaker offerings The story felt rushed, with prose that was workmanlike and flat And the plot was weak, feeling like two shorter stories jammed together The part of the book set in Hong Kong, in particular, seemed to lack life, depth and credibility There was a particular event that happens that is described as if it had ba [...]

    6. This didn t blow a lot of wind up my skirt most of the time Oh, I never got bored or disliked it, but I m not fond of Len Cariou s narration as compared to the earlier guy Dick Hill His weighty words make a police procedural read like a police report The story was typical Connelly, though All the facts, several theories, Harry doggedly pursuing the leads This one had quite a bit of excitement the ending was just mind bending.Other characters in the series take part, so it s important to read thi [...]

    7. Well this is one of my least favorite Bosch books We get Bosch just bumbling from the beginning of this book to the end We have Connelly get rid of two characters we have been following for a number of books now in completely IMHO stupid ways, and I don t know, I think Bosch is just casually racist towards Chinese people I also didn t get a sense of Hong Kong at all while reading this book I felt like Connelly watched Knock Off a few times, visited Hong Kong, took a couple of terrible pictures h [...]

    8. 6 10One of the weaker outings in this series with Bosch travelling to Hong Kong and channelling his inner Liam Neeson for a third of the book and the action hero that he becomes doesn t suit the series There are a number of things that work well, it s a Bosch book after all The usual crime to be solved in the LA environment, Bosch methodically working the case, a Mickey Haller cameo as a treat But smack bang in the middle is an action movie and it detracts from what the series excels at By the s [...]

    9. When authors with a successful series and a well defined character take that character out of his her normal environment, to a foreign country, say, where he performs spectacularly, you know the book is about to go off the rails The only explanation I can come up with is that the author wanted a trip to whatever country where the new mystery takes place and wanted a tax write off for the trip I like Michael Connelly and the Harry Bosch series This one, while a fast paced read, as are the others, [...]

    10. A new homicide case has Harry Bosch investigating the death of a Chinese man who owned a liquor store It seems like a robbery gone wrong, but Harry s investigation points to a Chinese triad gang connection When Harry and Detective Chu make an arrest in the case, Harry receives a video of his daughter, Maddie, who has been kidnapped in Hong Kong Harry drops everything to go to Hong Kong and rescue his daughter from the hands of the triad.Another entertaining Harry Bosch mystery from Michael Conne [...]

    11. Positives A cool cameo by sleazy defense attorney Mickey Haller Incidents from this book view spoiler specifically the death of his ex wife, his daughter now living with him, and the death of his partner hide spoiler should push Bosch s character development further in future books.Positive or negative, depending on your perspective The middle third of the book was basically a retelling of the Liam Neeson movie Taken Less realistic than most books in the series it read like a suspense thriller [...]

    12. 9 Dragons opens with the murder of John Li, the Chinese owner of a liquor store in south L.A Connelly s long running protagonist, Detective Harry Bosch, is assigned the investigation and quickly concludes that the murder is complicated than it might initially appear on the surface Displaying his excellent skills and dogged determination, Bosch discovers that Li had been paying protection money to one of the ancient Chinese triads that now operates in the United States as well as in China Harry [...]

    13. The story opens with Detectives Bosch and Ferras called to a liquor store killing in a poor part of town The victim is ethnic Chinese, John Li, and the detectives quickly work out that he was paying protection money to a Chinese triad Harry sends some of the images from his cell phone to his daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, Eleanor Wish Shortly afterwards, Maddie disappears, and Harry suspects the triad is responsible, applying pressure on him to abandon the case of Mr Li [...]

    14. This is the first 5 star book I ve read in over 2 months, so first off, THANK YOU MICHAEL CONNELLY I read this book in about 4 hours today which is a lot faster than I usually read Connelly books Usually I like to savor them slowly, analyze all of Bosch s moves, and then realize I love his character SO much that I want him to come to my house so I can cook him dinner and cookies and talk to him all night I come to this same conclusion after reading each Bosch book, and I really think he is one o [...]

    15. There seemed to be no uniformity of walking to your right People moved every which way and Bosch had to pay attention to avoid collisions At one point the people moving in front of him suddenly stepped left and right and Bosch almost stumbled over an old woman Harry Bosch is called to the murder of the elderly Chinese owner of a liquor store in downtown LA, teamed with detective David Chu of the Asian Gang Unit The store owner has a gun he was unable to draw and in his dying moments he hides the [...]

    16. 9 Dragons is 15 in the Harry Bosch series I have been reading them out of order, but I don t really feel like it detracts from any of the books as each can really be read as a stand alone In 9 Dragons, I found out how Harry s daughter Madeline came to be living with him in LA, so that was great to finally put the pieces together.This book starts out in LA when the Chinese owner of a local liquor store is murdered Harry is on the case, and with his daughter living in Hong Kong and the local law e [...]

    17. 4 stars Weak on character development but entertaining and engaging More action adventure than previous booksVIEWER S OPINION THE NEGATIVES This book does not have enough character development for the villains and Bosch s sidekicks his LA semi partner Chu and his Hong Kong helper Sun Yee It reads like a movie script than the previous Bosch books lots of action and suspense Some of the things I loved in the previous books were Bosch s thinking and actions, unexpected and unusual things, and the [...]

    18. No spoilers but I am gutted to give this five stars It absolutely deserves it as a book but in the Bosch universe.well, it would not have been my choice to do what Connelly did As usual Connelly writes a fast moving but deeply human book with great twists, action and human drama Love these books But still, gutted.

    19. L.A police detective Harry Bosch is trying to figure out how to deal with a gun shy partner while unraveling a fatal shooting at a liquor store As he pulls together the clues in the hardworking immigrant s death, he begins to uncover a web of threats and payoffs connected to triads, Chinese organized crime groups.But when he gets a video message from his teenage daughter s cell phone apparently showing her kidnapped and then a creepy phone call telling him to back off, the case gets personal And [...]

    20. Nine Dragons3 StarsWhile investigating a routine homicide with apparent ties to the Chinese Triads, Detective Harry Bosch finds the case hitting a little too close to home when he receives threats and his daughter, Maddie, is kidnapped in Hong Kong Will Harry be able to find her in time Harry Bosch is definitely my favorite of all Connolly s protagonists Nevertheless, his portrayal in this installment leaves much to be desired, and it might be that the series has passed its prime Harry s charact [...]

    21. 9 Dragons by Michael ConnellyHarry Bosch is once again on the ropes with his peers Harry seldom plays well with others There is a murder, Harry takes is personally The results involve Harry and his family, the cities of LA and Hong Kong and a diverse cast of characters Connelly always does a nice job setting the stage Bosch is a hero who is hard to like Prickly doesn t begin to describe him Harry s passionate love of his daughter is one of his few redeeming characteristics I found my self readin [...]

    22. Holy crap In addition to the blurb, I have a couple of things to add Nothing in this book is what it seems at first glance, and this is the first book that has shocked me to the core There are lessons to be learned here and Bosch presents his share of them as he rushes to save the one person he holds closest to his heart, Maddy, his daughter Like a bull in a China shop, Bosch is disastrous in this crime story and I was biting my knuckles the whole time One hour later, and I m still saying WOW an [...]

    23. 5 stars This was a great mystery, and quite the nail biter at times I was in shock of how they solved the case It felt a bit rushed at the end, but it didn t detract from how I felt about the book I thought it was amazing and enjoyed every single second.

    24. Ugh My first Harry Bosch novel without Mickey Haller, and I had several problems with it.1 view spoiler I think the author fridged the ex wife just to get Bosch s daughter to LA That is so not okay hide spoiler 2 I m not a big fan of international thrillers and I didn t like ending up in one while I was in the middle of a nice crime story.3 I think Harry Bosch is a jerk and it doesn t serve the story He s just a jerk for no reason It doesn t advance the plot or set the tone or fill out his chara [...]

    25. Venga, pues Brutal No soy asiduo a los bestselleristas, pero el Connelly tiene fuelle Tiene oficio Una escritura bien cebada para contar una buena historia.Tiene la paja propia de las historias que buscan crear tensi n, muy bien lograda, a ratos incluso desesperante.Mientras la le me preguntaba d nde estaba lo grande que dec a pap S vi lo de sus demasiados adjetivos El amor de amantes, el amor de padre por sus hijos, el desgarramiento, la distancia, entre padre e hija Pero lo grande no llegaba.Y [...]

    26. I love Michael Connelly s books They are the first ones I pick up when our new manuscripts come in and I must say that this is the best Harry Bosch I ve read We learn lots about Harry s personal life because of his personal connection to the crime his daughter has been kidnapped as well as about Hong Kong and Asian gang activity in Los Angeles I can t recommend this one enough I ll have galleys soon Stay tuned

    27. Who was this Harry Bosch Not the one I ve come to know and love over the years This guy was a hamhanded bumbler who made rookie mistakes and got a small squadron of people killed because of it It wasn t until almost halfway through, when Harry finds a key clue hidden by a murder victim, that he stops being inept and starts being the smart, canny, soulful guy we know him to be.Pluses Finally, idiot ex wife gets bumped off Stupid character never made sense and their love affair was never believabl [...]

    28. This book reads a lot like a Jack Reacher book than a Harry Bosch book I found it read a little like a spy novel than a mystery.It also seems to inspire readers to love it or hate it When I read the reviews they seem to be raves or roasts I guess I come down on the side of the rave even though it is a bit of a departure from the normal Bosch I love so much This book has big twists and surprises that I will not spoil but those twists are part of the reason I love this book so much I felt those [...]

    29. A very entertaining and gripping read Harry Bosch has personal issues in this one which make him lose his cool and make a few mistakes along the way with at least one tragic result.Michael Connelly always makes his books very readable and unputdownable as they race to their conclusions This one is no exception.

    30. Wow This was an action packed mystery thriller with so many red herrings that I could have made a meal out of them Bosch starts off by investigating the murder of a liquor store owner that is presumed to be a robbery and ends in shootouts in Hong Kong The final ending took me absolutely by surprise A great thriller that also involves a final cameo with Haller aka The Lincoln Lawyer.

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