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THE BLACK BOX by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch first encountered Anneke Jespersen in a dark alleyway. She’d been shot, execution-style, on one of the most notorious nights in Los Angeles history, the night the city burned and the police protected no one. Anneke carried a journalist’s credentials, and Harry assumed she had come to the center of the riots in search of a story. In the smoke and chaos, his investigation went nowhere. Jespersen’s murder was never solved.
Nearing the twentieth anniversary of the riots, the Open Unsolved Unit is tasked with clearing cases from that era. And Harry Bosch finds something new in this case that he has never been able to forget: The gun that killed Anneke Jespersen was also used in other crimes, years later. Starting with a prison visit to a murderer who is hoping for parole, Bosch uses every bit of leverage and tradecraft he has learned in his decades on the force to wedge open the case and get the sliver of a lead. He begins his hunt anew, as he had wanted to do all those years before.
The hunt will stretch from the roughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles to the Kuwaiti desert, where Jespersen had covered American soldiers during the Iraq invasion called Desert Storm. What really brought her to Los Angeles? Was her own drive for justice a match for Bosch’s? And in a new age, will Bosch find the “black box,” the single fact that makes sense of the crime and makes justice possible at last?
Riveting and constantly accelerating, The Black Box is the most profound case yet for the unrelenting Harry Bosch, “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News).
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Michael Connelly was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 21, 1956. He moved to Florida with his family when he was 12-years-old. Michael decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.
After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.
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