Just when you think Harry Bosch has seen it all and done it all, he comes full circle by walking through the door at LAPD’s downtown headquarters. He’s reporting for duty in the Open Unsolved Unit that works cold cases. Bosch is reunited with colleague Kiz Rider to investigate a homicide that occurred seventeen years ago.
In 1988, a teen-age girl was found dead on the hillside above her home. The original officers on the case are long gone, dead or retired. The parents of the murder victim haven’t fared well. Recently analyzed DNA evidence on the murder weapon renews interest in the case and a lot of tragic memories.
The Closers follows Bosch and Rider as they re-ignite the case. They cast a net far and wide to nab some surprising suspects including private school faculty, former white supremacists and even those closest to the victim. The suspense level of the story is superb. The pacing is well timed and the ending is exciting.
Michael Connelly once again proves why he is consistently atop bestseller lists. Time and again he reinvents his best, most seasoned character. Bosch is just as fresh as his introduction in The Black Echo and his cases are just as compelling. Connelly’s attention to law enforcement details and cautious interpersonal relationships make his work stand out within hard-boiled genre. Hopefully, The Closers begins a new, long chapter in the Harry Bosch series.