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Nine Dragons

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Written By: Michael Connelly

Narrated By: Len Cariou

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2009

Duration: 6 hours 32 minutes


Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery.

Joined by members of the department's Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad. But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing.

Bosch drops everything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter. Could her disappearance and the case be connected? With the stakes of the investigation so high and so personal, Bosch is up against the clock in a new city, where nothing is at it seems.

A former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, Michael Connelly's familiarity with the seamy side of L.A. adds a steamy kind of street cred to his hardboiled, gritty detective novels -- especially his bestselling series of mysteries featuring dark detective Hieronymous 'Harry' Bosch.


  • Trisha Downey

    Love these series. Keep coming back for more! Always good to hear familiar names from other series.

  • Cynthia D

    Was slow in the beginning, but stuck it out and glad I did. Wasn't the best book but it did have some unexpected turns which kept me interested.

  • Anonymous

    Author and Narrator perfectly matched...wonderful experience.

  • dab

    This is more than classic Harry Bosch. This was Harry in Hong Kong ... out of his element but still able to function although there were some big mistakes on his part. That made this less formula and more interesting. Great Change up while keeping with the character already established.

  • Diane M

    I love Harry Bosch stories, and Len Cariou IS Harry Bosch. He is a wonderful narrator and is just perfect for Harry, as his world weary voice sounds like a middle-aged detective. He doesn't attempt a female voice for those characters, but that's fine. This story takes place mostly in Hong Kong with Harry's frantic search for his abducted daughter. There's an interesting twist towards the end of the story.

  • Jean

    Connelly always delivers a good story and the reader was excellent. This story gives a big change in the hero's life. The story is fast paced and full of action. Must say the ending did a surprise turn. A good Read.

  • Skyler

    Another great Harry Bosch read! The initial investigation into the killing of a Chinese owner of a convenience store in South-Central LA quickly spins up other events and Harry's world into a jumble of unanswered questions. The twists and turns lead Harry to Hong Kong to engage its seedy underbelly. Harry is a "fish out of water" in a strange land.