A Darkness More Than Night

A Darkness More Than Night Harry Bosch meets an ex FBI profiler in one of the most disturbing cases he has faced From the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER Terry McCaleb s enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catali

  • Title: A Darkness More Than Night
  • Author: Michael Connelly
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  • Page: 194
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  • Harry Bosch meets an ex FBI profiler in one of the most disturbing cases he has faced From the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER Terry McCaleb s enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as an FBI profiler However, when small time criminal Edward Gunn is found dead, McCaleb becomes embroilHarry Bosch meets an ex FBI profiler in one of the most disturbing cases he has faced From the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER Terry McCaleb s enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as an FBI profiler However, when small time criminal Edward Gunn is found dead, McCaleb becomes embroiled in a disturbing and complex case leading him to cross the path of Harry Bosch This infamous detective has always teetered on the brink of darkness in order to get inside the head of the killer Is it possible that he has stepped across that finely drawn line and embraced darkness

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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information Michael Connelly 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.After three years on the crime beat in L.A Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA amzn 192NqZE Watch in the UK amzn 1BAHm3Z Watch in Germany amzn 1zQ8T1X He was also one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000 And he can sometimes be seen on the hit TV show Castle playing poker Michael lives with his family in Florida.

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    1. In this book, published in 2001, Michael Connelly brings together three of the characters he had previously used as lead protagonists former FBI agent, Terry McCaleb from Blood Work, journalist Jack McEvoy from The Poet, and L.A Homicide Detective Harry Bosch, whom Connelly had featured in several novels up to that point McEvoy plays a relatively minor role here, while Bosch and McCaleb are center stage.As the book opens, Bosch is assisting the prosecution in a high profile Hollywood murder tria [...]


    2. I started this knowing that it was Harry Bosch 7 but not knowing it was also Terry McCaleb 2 So not having read Terry McCaleb 1 I may have missed some of the overall goodness of the book However I got enough to give it four easy stars I have to admit I did not like McCaleb at all and this may be because I did not already know him He drew his outrageous assumptions about people based on ridiculously tiny facts and generally just pottered around being a nuisance Harry on the other hand dealt with [...]


    3. You get two character focuses in one in this story It really serves you well to have read Blood Work first to get a good sense of Terry McCaleb I believe it made a difference in my enjoyment While this is the 7th book in the Harry Bosch series, it s the 8th in that universe and the second in the Terry McCaleb series For a large part of the story, McCaleb and Bosch are operating independently until their worlds connect Terry believes Harry is behind the murder of Edward Gunn because aspects of th [...]


    4. I m close to giving this 5 stars It was a perfect storm in so many ways it makes me very glad that I read the books in published order, not by series Not only does Connelly bring many of his characters together, but he does it in such a perfect, real way We start off following Terry McCaleb see a lot of Harry Bosch Jack McEvoy has a small, but good part Cassie Black doesn t make an appearance, but there is a nod to her as well.The plot was as twisty as ever, but the end wow Just wow I like Bosch [...]


    5. 8.5 10Surprise, surprise, another top notch book by Michael Connolly Man, is this guy predictable I bet he sits there thinking about writing a terrible book and then just laughs it off as it s easier to come up with a stonking effort No change with this one There was a slim hope for me at the start though with a split narrative and one of the leads being from the only Connolly book I have disliked Blood Work Then Connolly ramps things up to 11 and pushes what could have been a tedious read into [...]


    6. 3 stars I had a few complaints, but the series is so good that I m glad I read it, and I m on to the nextORY BRIEF Two stories are being told interspersed Gunn was found murdered in his home in an elaborate method patterned after a scene from a painting Detective Jaye Winston is in charge of the investigation which has stalled She asks retired FBI profiler McCaleb to help her.The second story is a murder trial A wealthy movie director Storey is charged with murdering an actress and making it app [...]


    7. Time saver tip if you ve read my review of any Harry Bosch book, you ve read em all Since I don t reveal plots and reserve my comments to the overall book author, characterization, style, etcI just don t feel the need to repeat myself as in most casesseries books if any good at all do remain consistent The star ratings might change, but not my opinion of the series as a whole.Michael Connelly is a well know and very popular author in the mystery detective and police procedural genres Exploding o [...]


    8. One of the best in the series of 18 about LA Police Detective Harry Bosch In this 7th installment from 2001, former FBI profiler Terry McCaleb, recovering from a heart transplant covered in Connelly s excellent Blood Work , is brought in on a brutal ritualistic murder case His work ends up making Bosch a suspect and threatens to undermine his ongoing efforts in a murder trial of a prominent Hollywood director in an apparent case of rough sex that got out of hand Thus we get the interplay of a th [...]


    9. Former Criminal Profiler Terry McCaleb is asked by the Sheriff s Department to look into a case that has grown cold As Terry reads the file, he builds a profile of the perpetrator As the picture in his mind becomes clearer, his suspect is none other than Los Angeles Homicide Detective Harry Bosch Bosch knew the murder victim and had actually spoke to him the night of the murder Did he follow the victim home Would a decorated policeman stoop to cold blooded murder Or is Harry being set up This is [...]


    10. Ehh This one I did not feel at all The book went back and forth between Terry McCaleb s POV way too much of him and then Harry Bosch Since the book is set up as Terry trying to tie Bosch into a murder of a man that was Bosch s suspect in a prior case, I just couldn t work up the energy to it The flow was bad in this one too since it kept jumping back and forth One of my friend s told me that I should have read Blood Work first to get a better sense of Terry, but since I had a ton of books I went [...]


    11. I chose this book because it s billed as the next in the Harry Bosch series, and I was surprised to see a complex structure than just our hero has another adventure This novel has two major stories, and Bosch isn t the protagonist until the secondary one, in which he s a key witness in a high profile murder that seems about to go off the rails The primary tale stars Terry McCaleb I gather from context clues that this former FBI profiler has starred in an earlier novel, maybe than one as the he [...]


    12. Very clever plot A lot slower than Blood Work but once it gets going this is a far better, complicated story Without giving away any spoilers, I have to say I loved the part about the missing book on the suspect s shelf I wondered how this was relevant but loved the way the book is tied in later genius A good twist Well worth a read.


    13. Connelly brings together Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb from previously unrelated stories and it works really well Regarded as a Bosch series book it provides some needed variation to the theme Suspenseful, hard to put down.


    14. A Darkness More Than Night is Michael Connelly at the top of his game It s his most suspenseful, entertaining, and philosophical book yet that I have read, and it pits Connelly s beloved police detective, Harry Bosch, in a fascinating new predicament murder suspect.Reprising his role from Connelly s previous novel Blood Work one that I haven t read yet but saw the Clint Eastwood film adaptation , retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb is asked to consult on the ghastly murder of an L.A low life, som [...]


    15. This struck me as one of the tautest and best constructed of Connelly s novels that I ve so far encountered The story positively flows along, subplots weaving and interacting, revealing details in a gradual, methodical manner that s almost maddening This one concerns ex FBI agent Terry McCaleb and Connelly s mainstay Harry Bosch, each working on a separate murder investigation that you just know this will each inexorably connect with the other My experience has been that when Bosch has been comb [...]


    16. Amazingybe I should bump it up a star to coincide with the first word of this reviewok, I am, giving it 4 1 2 stars and I always round up Have no idea how I missed this one because I have made a concerted effort to read this series in order I missed a good one, obviously The first ever Connelly book I read was Mickey Haller and read them back to back if I recall Loved Mickey Makes me want to sing the song, Mickey, Mickey, you re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey Wish I could sing [...]


    17. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I m sad to say I have now completed all of the Harry Bosch mystery detective novels written by Mr Connelly, as far as I know Oh, yes, I ll be double checking I have also spelled Mr Connelly s name correctly in this review, which my long suffering wife informs me I have been consistently failing to do I also re read three of the books I had already read Concrete Blonde, Black Echo, and Echo Park There are still a couple of non Bosch Connelly novels I haven t read, and [...]


    18. A highly interesting mix, where Bosch relinquishes the driver s seat in one of the novels co attributed to his series While he may not be front and centre, Bosch s person and history are certainly up for ananlysis and display.Connelly has an excellent way of glazing over something in a book, usually at the beginning, that has happened between the previous book and the current one a partner leaving, an incident that led Bosch into a pot of hot water, or a death Connelly will not dwell on it, but [...]


    19. This book was not as much about Harry Bosch as I expected when I bought it, it is also about Terry McCaleb former FBI profiler And he is also directly responisble for Harry s involvement in the main story which is a unsolved ritualistic murder on a person that had killed someone but was allowed to walk free After having had heart surgery and having started a new life complete with wife and bay daughter he gets called upon by an old friend from the force with the question if he can look into a ca [...]


    20. This is the first Michael Connelly book I have read Again, as usual, I pick up a book at the library and realize I ve come in at the middle of some series of books However, I did not at any time feel lost I am adding the books I skipped over on my to read list, as this book just made me want of the same This is a mystery suspense thriller book that deals with a man who is one trial for murder and a murderer on the loose that they are trying to catch I love the way the author flips between both [...]


    21. A darkness than night by Michael Connelly is the 7th book in the Harry Bosch series , but is also the second in the Terry McCaleb series Ex FBI profiler, Terry McCaleb is asked to give his opinion on a homicide and finds multiple clues that lead him to Harry Bosch as the main suspect Harry is assisting in the prosecution of a prominant film director who is accused of murder A few characters from previous Michael Connelly books come together here with McCaleb playing the main role Reporter Jack [...]


    22. The structure of this Harry Bosch Universe thriller teeters between the possibility of redemption a second chance, a clean slate and retribution punishment, as depicted in the explicitly horrendous images of the artist Hieronymus Bosch who died in 1516 The interplay of dichotomies is reinforced by a narrative that alternates between two characters Terry McCaleb is a former FBI profiler forced into early retirement by a heart transplant He is on a regimen of 27 pills taken twice daily and suppose [...]


    23. Terrific dual plot sustains suspense right till dramatic ending Having discovered the fine mysteries by author Connelly about a year ago, we re catching up on his lengthening booklist While Darkness is another entry in the LAPD Homicide Detective Harry Bosch series, it really features as protagonist ex FBI agent Terry MaCaleb, leading man from the earlier tale Blood Work , later turned into the Clint Eastwood movie Terry has started life anew as a heart transplant survivor, and is happily retire [...]


    24. A Darkness More Than Night4 StarsRetired FBI profiler, Terry McCaleb finds himself embroiled in another case when he is approached to review an unsolved murder with disturbingly ritualistic elements Terry is soon horrified by the realization that his profile points to one suspect a fellow law enforcement officer and friend LAPD Detective Harry Bosch Series note This is book 2 in the Terry McCaleb series It also slots in after book 7 of the Harry Bosch series Numerous references are made to event [...]


    25. Harry Bosch is in the middle of a trial as a witness for the Prosecutor s side A horrific crime of a woman who was posed in her bed having performed a possible autoerotic asphyxia, killing herself The defendant, a well known producer who had a date with her and was the last to see her Terry McCaleb, a former FBI agent who recently received a heart transplant and is quietly recovering with his wife and baby, has been requested to look over a recent crime book by LAPD officer Jaye Winston Edward G [...]


    26. This book was not your typical Harry Bosch novel as Terry McCaleb was the retired FBI agent and Harry Bosch was the main suspect It was a little slow to take off but once it did, it was a page turner to the very end Connelly is very good at developing characters, both good and bad, that are very intriguing and ones you ll feel are very real I need to go back and read Blood Work as that s the book that introduces Terry McCaleb, a character which I like very much This plot was very enjoyable and n [...]


    27. Harry Bosch is back Oh wait, so is Terry McCaleb and so is Jack McEvoy Nice going Mr Connelly Why not just throw all your characters in one book Add a little amount of psychopath, some misdirection, a whole court case finely sliced and sprinkle liberally with murder Mix it well Bring to the boil, pour it out and presto another best seller.Ok, I admit, I love these books I truly do They re not all as good as The Concrete Blonde , The Poet or Lincoln Lawyer but boy do they satisfy my hunger for go [...]



    28. A Harry Bosch Terry McCaleb police procedural return return McCaleb, in retirement from the FBI as a profiler in serial killer cases and an enthralled new father, is living on Catalina Island with his family, working a charter sports fishing business He receives a surprise visit from LA County Sheriff s detective Jayne Winston, with whom he has worked previously She asks him to look over the files of what may be a serial killer and to just do a brief profile on the murderer Despite his wife Grac [...]


    29. That was a good one I think having the two cases running in tandem filled out this book with plot rather than boring stuff I enjoyed not having to read about another of Bosch s affairs The plot was tight and very well done I enjoyed this book in the series a lot, and now I can t wait to listen to the audiobook of The Poet, since it stars McCaleb, who I find to be a very interesting character.Overall, four stars Would probably read this one again if I ever get done with the series, that is.


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