Harry Bosch 15 Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly, Len Cariou, Orion Publishing Group Limited

By Michael Connelly, Len Cariou, Orion Publishing Group Limited

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain within the quickest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his existence. Fortune Liquors is a small store in a tricky South L.A. local, a shop Bosch has recognized for years. The homicide of John Li, the store's proprietor, hits Bosch not easy, and he grants Li's relatives that he will locate the killer. the realm Bosch steps into subsequent is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for support with translation--not simply of languages but additionally of the cultural norms and expectancies that guided Li's existence. He uncovers a hyperlink to a Hong Kong triad, a deadly and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives within the united states And immediately his international explodes. the only great point in Bosch's lifestyles, the individual he holds most precious, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he is misplaced. In a spot often called 9 Dragons, because the city's Hungry Ghosts competition burns round him, Bosch places apart every thing he is aware and dangers every thing he has in a determined bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

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It’s Mrs. Li, the wife. She came in and found her husband when she was bringing him in his dinner. We’ve got her in the back room but you’ll need a translator. ” Bosch took another look at the dead man’s face, then stood up and both his knees cracked loudly. Lucas had referred to what was once known as the Asian Crimes Unit. It had recently been changed to the Asian Gang Unit to accommodate concerns that the unit name besmirched the city’s Asian population by suggesting all Asians were involved in crime.

It was right there within reach, especially if the shooter had to lean over or go around the counter to grab bullet casings. Why not take the Hennessy, too? Bosch’s conclusion was that they were looking for a shooter who didn’t care about Hennessy. A shooter who was not a gangbanger. The next point of interest was the victim’s wounds. For Bosch, these alone excluded the mystery shoplifter as a suspect. Three bullets in the chest left no doubt that the intention was to kill. But there was no face shot and that seemed to put the lie to this being a killing motivated by anger or revenge.

No headshot,” Bosch said. “Right,” Ferras said. ” Bosch realized he had been musing out loud. “Maybe nothing. Just seems like three in the chest, the shooter wanted no doubt. ” Bosch took his eyes off the body for the first time and looked around from his low angle. His eyes immediately held on a gun that was in a holster attached to the underside of the counter. It was located for easy access in case of a robbery or worse, but it had not even been pulled from its holster. “We’ve got a gun under here,” Bosch said.

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