Nine Dragons by Michael ConnellyNine Dragons by Michael Connelly

Nine Dragons

byMichael Connelly

Mass Market Paperback | August 1, 2010

Book 14 of 22 
Bosch series

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After what seems like a routine murder investigation, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch finds himself in Hong Kong facing the highest-stakes case of his life: bringing his kidnapped daughter home.
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 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.
Michael Connelly, a #1New York Timesbestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.
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Title:Nine DragonsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446561959

ISBN - 13:9780446561952

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good It's a really good Det. Bosch book. This time there is a change in scenery since he has to travel to Asia. Love Det. Bosch, he never disappoints.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good A change of scenery, but it was good nonetheless. Story was a bit slow to start, but was filled with suspense until the ending #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A refreshing change of pace in the Bosch series A great novel in the series. I felt the story was really well done as I believed the ending why still guessing the ending with less than 50 pages to go. One of the most well thought out books in the Bosch series in a while. ** spoiler alert ** My only gripe is that they killed one of my favourite characters in the series.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great reading Love the Harry Bosch series. Great reading.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not bad Good but not up to his usual standards
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series, though not the best of the series Detective Harry Bosch has had a slow couple of weeks. He ends up getting the case of a murder in a liquor store at what seems to be a robbery at first. He brings his partner, who has been half-assing the job, and sets to bringing justice to the family. After looking at the security tapes, Bosch begins to think that this could be a gang issue. As he investigates the triads, his daughter is kidnapped in Hong Kong. Bosch stops everything to fly to Hong Kong and find his daughter. Are the two related? This book is a bit of a change in pace from regular books in the Bosch series. Since Bosch is looking for his kidnapped daughter, he's taken out of the usual search for clues on a murder and the story has a much more personal note. Yet I still felt like the two stories didn't quite flow together that well. I enjoy all Bosch books, but this wasn't my favourite.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nine Dragons Not one of my favourites by Connelly. Suspense filled story.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best of Bosch Harry Bosch, L.A. homicide detective is sent to Fortune Liquors to investigate the death of John Li, the owner. What initially looks like a robbery gone bad turns out to be a lot more complicated. Li has been paying protection money to a Chinese triad. Just as Bosch is closing in on the triad member he suspects, he receives a threat to stop or there will be consequences. Of course, he doesn't stop. The triad member tries to leave the country with Bosch capturing him at the last moment. Then he receives a phone call that changes everything. His 13 year old daughter, Maddie who lives in Hong Kong with her mother has been kidnapped. Harry drops everything to go find her. Harry is totally out of his comfort zone. Even though he visits Maddie he does not really know the underbelly of Hong Kong. Harry teams together with Eleanor Wish, Maddie's mother and ex-FBI agent and Sun Yee, Eleanor's boyfriend. Together they track down the bad guys. I loved this book. Yes, some of the Hong Kong scenario was a bit far-fetched but the interweaving of the personal and work aspects is fantastic. I loved how conflicted Harry was at times and this made the story even more 'real'. Love that Bosch!
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK read, not very accurate It's an OK read, but for someone with any knowledge of the Chinese language and culture, of Hong Kong and "triads", this book has a lot of holes. If you can get past that, it's a very easy and fun read.
Date published: 2010-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing... Loved it so much I couldn't put it down...
Date published: 2010-08-29

Editorial Reviews

"The Bosch revealed in Nine Dragons is vulnerable, a twist that makes him both deeper and more human...What remains most interesting is the new dimension added to the character - a man who has evolved over the series of 15 novels to become ever more interesting and real."
-Denver Post