The Perl script
that semi-randomly picks the next book from my to-be-read database
seems to be alternating between Sherlock Holmes's Victorian London
and Harry Bosch's modern LA. Whatever. They're both nasty places
in which only a gifted detective can bring a determined evildoer to justice.
This is the eighth book in Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. And as
usual, Harry's in for quite a bit of psychic punishment. A dog rambling
in the Hollywood hills has returned to his master with
a bone clutched in its mouth. And worse, it's human.
Harry eventually discovers the rest of the remains, and indications
are that the body is that of a young boy, it's been there for decades,
and it shows signs of long-running abuse.
Hopeless, right? Not for Harry. Things are complicated by LAPD politics,
as they're way too eager to pin the crime on a local one-time pedophile.
Also, Harry gets a girl: a rookie cop who's interesting and lively. But
it turns out badly.
2009-08-13 6:00 PM EDT
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