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A Darkness More than Night

by Connelly Michael, Michael Connelly

Little, Brown & Company | January 23, 2001 | Hardcover |

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Terrence McCaleb is asked by the LAPD to help them investigate a series of murders that have them baffled. They are the kind of ritualized killings that McCaleb specialized in solving with the FBI, and he is reluctantly drawn from his peaceful new life back into the horror and excitement of tracking down a terrifying homicidal maniac. More horrifying still, the suspect who seems to fit the profile that McCaleb develops is someone he has known and worked with in the past: Detective Harry Bosch. A Darkness More Than Night is a fresh and lightning-paced excursion into the dark side of Los Angeles and the hidden corners of the human heart, by a writer hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top rank of a new generation of crime writers. Connellys sales are rising fastmore than 200,000 copies shipped of Void Moon. Connelly has won every major mystery prizean Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × in

Published: January 23, 2001

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316154075

ISBN - 13: 9780316154079

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A Darkness More than Night

A Darkness More than Night

by Connelly Michael, Michael Connelly

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × in

Published: January 23, 2001

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316154075

ISBN - 13: 9780316154079

From the Publisher

Terrence McCaleb is asked by the LAPD to help them investigate a series of murders that have them baffled. They are the kind of ritualized killings that McCaleb specialized in solving with the FBI, and he is reluctantly drawn from his peaceful new life back into the horror and excitement of tracking down a terrifying homicidal maniac. More horrifying still, the suspect who seems to fit the profile that McCaleb develops is someone he has known and worked with in the past: Detective Harry Bosch. A Darkness More Than Night is a fresh and lightning-paced excursion into the dark side of Los Angeles and the hidden corners of the human heart, by a writer hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top rank of a new generation of crime writers. Connellys sales are rising fastmore than 200,000 copies shipped of Void Moon. Connelly has won every major mystery prizean Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award.

From the Jacket

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 missed.

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 crimes—his murdered loner and Bosch's movie director—begin 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 lives.

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."

About the Author

Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly''s novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America''s Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy''s televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.

From Our Editors

The LAPD asks retired FBI agent Terence McCaleb to help investigate a baffling string of murders: the type of ritualized killings McCaleb specialized in solving. He hesitantly leaves his quiet new life to reenter the thrill and horror of hunting a homicidal maniac. Disturbingly, the suspect's profile is familiar to McCaleb. It's someone he worked with in the past - LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch. Michael Connelly explores the dark side of Los Angeles and of humanity in the fast-paced thriller A Darkness More Than Night.

Employee Review

Connelly's latest features both Detective Harry Bosch and retired FBI agent McCaleb. Both are intriguing characters, and the combination kept me reading at full tilt! Bosch is involved with the prosecution of a Hollywood director who may have murdered more than one woman. McCaleb is reluctantly persuaded to profile a horrific murder with ritualistic overtones. As both cases progress, they begin to overlap. Then the unthinkable -- all the evidence in McCaleb's case points to Bosch. Has Harry finally decided to exact justice on his terms? An intelligent, well-written police procedural. Similar to Robert Crais.
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