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The Night Fire
The Night Fire: A Ballard and Bosch thriller | Michael Connelly
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LAPD Detective Rene Ballard and Harry Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor - but was this flame kept alive, or a secret that was meant to be snuffed out? Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Rene Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
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Booknerd2
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So good!!! I 💜💜💜 this mash up of Bosch and Ballard!!!

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TrishB
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Finally got a couple of hours tonight to finish this one. I wasn‘t sure how the Bosch/Ballard thing would work but I‘m liking it so far 😁 another good, solid read with plenty of action.

MicheleinPhilly I think the introduction of Ballard has really injected some life into the Bosch series. I haven‘t read this one yet but I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2. 2w
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly this is as good! Great interaction between them 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds good , I‘ve never made it back to Michael Connelly.... but I really want to 👍🏻❤️ 2w
TrishB @Cathythoughts I know that feeling! 2w
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nikhilcartoon
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Decalino
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I love the Bosch and Ballard team-up continued in this fast-paced and intricately plotted entry in the series. When Bosch receives a cold case file from the widow of a former partner, he enlists Ballard's help to track down a killer, uncovering secrets in the process. He also helps Mickey Haller with a case, earning him the enmity of the LAPD. I always read these books way too fast, but I just can't make myself slow down!

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RachelAmphlett
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The postman has been – that‘s the rest of the week sorted, then..! Any other Michael Connelly fans here?

#michaelconnelly #bosch #thenightfire

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Bowietrek
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The new Harry Bosch/Renee Ballard book. Bosch and Ballard investigate a cold case originally worked by Harry‘s mentor. Many complications and new information about Harry‘s past plus Ballard, too.love Harry and like Ballard more and more. Los Angeles becomes a character in these books, too. A fascinating character. I liked it a lot.

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Sheryl63
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Another winner! I wasn‘t sure how I‘d feel about the addition of Reneé Ballard to Harry‘s life but so far they balance out perfectly. I look forward to the next read!

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Caffeinated_Reader
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#107 and I‘m already on page 40 lol I totally forgot to post before I began to read so oops lol I absolutely love all of Michael Connellys books. Especially the Harry Bosch series and this one has not only him, Renee Ballard but also his brother Mickey Haller 😱😱😱 I am so excited and ready for this adventure.

Caffeinated_Reader Damn. Michael Connelly has a way of writing so that when you begin a book it‘s got enough of a grab that you want to keep reading it but enough of a slow burn so if you need to put it down you don‘t feel bad lol then he takes the ending and forces you to sit and bite your nails while anxiously finishing it. Guh!!! 1mo
Caffeinated_Reader The beginning had me crying right off lol and then the ending I was seriously balling my eyes out it was so intense. Bravo. Another top notch ride! Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard together is a dynamite combo 😅 1mo
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nomadreader
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What a day well spent with another suberb 5-star police procedural from my favorite mystery writer. Cheers to two new ones in 2020!

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nomadreader
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It's bittersweet to be 53% done, so I opened a bottle of blanc de blanc to celebrate the luxury of taking a day off to read this phenomenal (so far) mystery.

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WanderingBookaneer
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MicheleinPhilly ❤️ 1mo
Caffeinated_Reader I am stalking the mailman today waiting for my copy 😅 1mo
nomadreader I took the day off to read it! 1mo
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nomadreader
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I set my alarm for 5 a.m. to start reading, but I guess my brain was so excited for release day, it woke me up at 3:30. I took the day off to spend with these two beloved detectives #Bosch #Ballard

TrishB Not out here until next week! 1mo
nomadreader @TrishB That's just cruel to make y'all wait a week! 1mo
TrishB I know! And I‘ll be out of the country! 1mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I ❤️ this series!