The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series #18)

The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series #18)

by Michael Connelly

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In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal).
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup.
Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution.
Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316225892
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #18
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,078
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-seven previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Gods of Guilt and The Black Box. His books, which include the bestselling Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than fifty-eight million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of the forthcoming series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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The Crossing 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flowed well. Hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch is an interesting and consistent character. He is flawed personally but a Rockstar at his job. I was worried about him finally "retiring" but I think this new direction has promise. My only criticism is to find a way to make the Bosch - Haller relationship more relatable... can't think of a better word. Their interactions seem stilted. Both characters are likable in their own right, but together it comes off a little rough to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books in this series, and all of them have been terrific! Also, with this book, is another book,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author has hit another home run with this very entertaining novel. We have become accustomed to "can't put em down" books and lucky for us he writes em!!!!! Highly recommend. Keep em coming, please!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Connelly weaves a great plot. He neverfails to pull you in and involve you in his story. Always enjoyable reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, enjoyed it very much. Avoids being just the usual story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of Michael Connelly's books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best Haller/Bosch novel to date. We need more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could say that I read most of Mr. Connelly's books and couldn't wait for the next, even preorded few but this offering fell flat. Very formulatic, generic and short. It happens after a long running great series. I'm sure the next would be good.
2_Many_Movies More than 1 year ago
PASS ON THIS ONE. Good but not great book by Connelly. I have read every book of his and most are exciting and intricate. The earlier ones better than the later ones. Although The Crossing is well written, a "police procedural" it is too slow, even boring to me. The main characters are the dependable Harry Bosch and his half brother Haller, but nothing particularly great happens. The family dynamics between Harry and his daughter are laughable, you feel some tension but nothing is resolved and the problems are not even brought out into the open. I say SAVE YOUR MONEY and pass on this one.
Anonymous 8 months ago
As a long time reader of Mystery fiction I consider Michael Connelly up there with the best, and by best I mean Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross McDonald. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it highly. The Bosch character has been well established but the devise of putting on the side of the defense added to the storyline and complexity. I look forward to watching the TV series. Always waiting for the next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a retired law enforcement officer i can say no one dislikes a bad cop more than the good guys. The two protagonist in this story were the worst kind. Harry does what Harry does best, takes the case slow and methodical and arrives at the truth in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual the book grabs your imagination and reels you in until the very end. There is nothing quite like a Harry Bosch book. Pick one up and you will end up reading all of the books in the series as well as the Mickey Haller series. They are that well written and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But sometimes I wish his writing was not so revitalize so I could get to sleep earlier !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Harry Bosch series and the Mickey Haller series...teaming them together in one story is the best of both worlds!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great one!
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Cambo More than 1 year ago
Bosch Rocks! I had won The Crossing in a give-away, and I was excited as Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors. The Crossing came up for a monthly group read that I participate, and I finally read this novel - and loved it. Connelly is most-surely IMHO amongst the top of the heap of American police procedural literature. He never ceases to blow my mind. A lot of people do not find police procedurals as exciting as other crime fiction. This does not make them a bad book. You know what I mean. There are certain facts and details to cover. However, Michael Connelly is one of those writers that can keep a writer glued to the book not wanting to put it down. He covers the bases, too. All loose ends are covered. Characterization and plot are well-thought out and tied together or whatever. Harry Bosch is an excellent genre character. All of this holds up in The Crossing to make this book a very good read. The Crossing begins with Harry Bosch retired from the police force. He is sort of settling into retirement and looking forward to it. Then his step-brother, a Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller, calls and needs him. His detective has been put out of commission, and Haller needs a detective badly. He is defending a man in a murder case that has very strong evidence against him, but Haller is convinced that he is innocent. But, he needs evidence and proof to clear his client. Harry needs to think about this hard. He is very torn. He wants to help, especially if the person is innocent. However, the police have a very bad opinion of policeman who retire and then go into PI work. Guess what his decision is. And, thus, a very intricate, suspenseful, and entertaining story begins. Harry needs access to information that he is used to researching. He calls upon his old partner Lucy Soto to help him. Harry sniffs out one clue, and then another. His investigation has obvious results. Who is responsible? I would have no trouble recommending Michael Connelly’s The Crossing to any reader of police procedurals or legal thrillers, or murder suspense and thrillers. I believe that readers of all of these genres of crime fiction and more readers would enjoy this book. Michael Connelly has written many books in the Harry Bosch series. And, The Crossing is quite away into the Harry Bosch series. However, it does not matter when you read this one. After all, it is not if Bosch will not live to solve another case … at least for awhile. Bosch rocks. Easy 4-stars.
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Outstanding and powerful
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