Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD Detective Renée Ballard to face the unsolved murder of a runaway, and the fight to bring a killer to justice.
Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as "the late show" -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.
Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in.
The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).
Dark Sacred Night book summary coming soon..
This should have been advertised as a Ballard novel......Bosch was just passing thru....definitely not up to snuff...if you are a Harry Bosch fan I wouldn’t recommend. 15
I own almost every book Michael Connelly has ever written. I was so very disappointed with this one. Neither character drew me in. Bosch doesn’t feel like the same character anymore. Ballard’s blatant disregard for her own safety just doesn’t cut it. It was like Connelly had forgotten all police procedures he has written over the past two decades. Overall, the book was choppy. Maybe he’s too busy on the set of Bosch. Either way, it feels like he just phoned this one in without filling out the characters. I hope the next one is better. 35
Welcome back, Renee! Another great one! 55
I hope there is another. I hope that this is the beginning of the Ballard and Bosch series…They are a good team... 55
Omg this book was so good. Believe it or not I haven’t read a book in years and it was soothing to read one I really enjoyed. Yeet 55
I love this new pairing, and can't wait to see where this partnership leads. Harry Bosch is on of the best characters in fiction and now he has a new partner in Ballard that matches his determination to ensure no victim is forgotten and everyone matters. 55
I this book, Bosch works with a woman Detective, Ballard. The back and forth of his action then hers makes for very interesting reading. I really enjoyed it. Keep them coming! 55
I’ve read all the Bosch books and this one just was not the read of the past. It wasn’t until well past mid-way that things got interesting and even then often derailed by the pointless addition of a ‘roommate’. Connelly, unfortunately, is joining Follett, DeMille, Burke, Deaver, Grisham, Kellerman.... in churning out steadily declining books. 35
Just the usual terrific Bosch story! Great link in story line to story line. Loved it! 55
Once again Michael Connelly has written a five star. The main characters played their roles well and it read like pages from a sad current events story. But the end result......well that’s for the reader to discover. Well done Michael and we look forward to the next great installment. 55