The Black Box, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


May 1992, and after four LAPD officers are acquitted following the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze.

As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence.

But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job.

With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them a whole lot harder.

When Harry finds the body of a female journalist in an alley, he is forced to hand over the case to the Riot Crimes Task Force, knowing that it will never be solved.Twenty years later, new evidence confirms her death was not a case of random violence but something much more personal.

This time Harry is determined that the killer isn't going to escape - even if it means stepping back into the darkest days of the city he loves . . .


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781409103820

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Started well, was very engaged with situation, characters, plot etc. But then it fizzled out for me and the ending was justtoo convenient, too pat This is only my 2nd Michael Connelly novel (the 1st being 'The Lincoln Lawyer') so I will try one or two other books by him before I decide what I think about him as a writer.

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You can guarantee that once you start a Michael Connelly book you won't want to put it down and this was no different. Harry Bosch is back in Open Unsolved and assigned a case dating back to the LA riots of 1992 when a Danish journalist was killed. As usual Harry doggedly pursues his investigation revealing all manner of skeleton, despite being investigated by Professional Standards.

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