LAPD detective Harry Bosch, star of Angels Flight,
crosses paths with Bloodwork's Terry McCaleb in Michael Connelly's
most tension-charged novel ever.
Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all
of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director charged with
murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make
it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the
star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack
out in full-throated frenzy.
Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina
Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world
rushing back. It's a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he
specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has
stalled, and the sheriff's office is asking McCaleb to take a quick
look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they've
McCaleb's first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for
a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his
quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two
crimeshis murdered loner and Bosch's movie directorbegin to
overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another,
they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving
almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked
the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his
investigation tangles with Bosch's lines, and the two men find
themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their
A Darkness More Than Night explores the darkest
precincts of Los Angeles and the hidden corners of the human heart.
It is Michael Connelly's most brilliantly plotted novel ever, a
riveting courtroom spectacle woven together with a nerve-racking
investigation. This is a new masterpiece of crime fiction by the
writer USA Today has hailed as "one of those masters ... who can
keep driving the story forward in runaway locomotive style."