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Nine dragons / Michael Connelly.

By: Connelly, Michael, 1956- [author,, writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Connelly, Michael, Harry Bosch: 15.Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009Description: 377 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781742371535 (hbk.); 9781742371542 (pbk.); 9781742698021.Other title: 9 dragons.Subject(s): Chinese Americans -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Triads (Gangs) -- Fiction | Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Hong Kong (China) -- Fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 813.54 Summary: The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.Summary: Harry Bosch's most shocking case sees him working alone, without backup - and this time it's personal. Detective Harry Bosch is called to investigate the murder of a store owner in a tough LA neighbourhood. For Harry, it's a trip down memory lane: he's been to Fortune Liquors before and remembers Mr Li - a man who offered him sanctuary during LA's notorious riots. Now the debt must be repaid. Mr Li left a clue to his murderer's identity, a clue that leads Harry into a parallel criminal universe ruled by the Triads. But as he gets closer to this shady underworld, the Triads send Harry a devastating message - they have taken something of his, something he holds very dear. As Harry's life implodes, he must risk everything to track a killer who knows how to get under his skin...
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From the streets of L.A. to the shimmering skyline of Hong Kong, Harry Bosch pursues the criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.

The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.

Harry Bosch's most shocking case sees him working alone, without backup - and this time it's personal. Detective Harry Bosch is called to investigate the murder of a store owner in a tough LA neighbourhood. For Harry, it's a trip down memory lane: he's been to Fortune Liquors before and remembers Mr Li - a man who offered him sanctuary during LA's notorious riots. Now the debt must be repaid. Mr Li left a clue to his murderer's identity, a clue that leads Harry into a parallel criminal universe ruled by the Triads. But as he gets closer to this shady underworld, the Triads send Harry a devastating message - they have taken something of his, something he holds very dear. As Harry's life implodes, he must risk everything to track a killer who knows how to get under his skin...

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LAPD Detective Harry Bosch returns to solve the murder of an owner of a liquor store in Connelly's latest. Evidence leads to a suspect with ties to a powerful Asian gang. Undaunted by this dangerous connection, Bosch apprehends the perpetrator but then hears that his daughter, who is living in Hong Kong with his ex-wife, has been kidnapped. Without the help of his fellow officers, Bosch travels to Hong Kong to rescue his little girl. There he realizes he's running of out time if he's going to save her before his suspect gets released in L.A. Verdict Connelly (The Closers) unveils his most personal Bosch story yet with this fish-out-of-water story. The pages fly, and although the last chapter feels a bit rushed, it doesn't distract from another Connelly masterpiece. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/09; ten-city author tour.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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