Book: Michael Connelly “Chasing the Dime”

November 27, 2015

Yes, another one – I’ve read little but Michael Connelly since May.  This was a nice change where again Connelly takes a break from his usual protagonist Harry Bosch.  This is about a Scientist, Henry Pierce, who is on the verge of developing a breakthrough in nanotechnological microprocessing. Unfortunately his personal life is falling apart and he finds out about a prostitute who may be missing or in trouble… for a long time we don’t know why this bother’s him at all and why he goes off trying to find her only to become a suspect in her murder.

Ibook2t is refreshing to have a protagonist who is a naive civilian, rather than a cynical cop like Harry Bosch or a manipulative FBI agent.  The book also weaves together the two sides of Henry Pierce’s life very well, giving us the details of his work and potential scientific breakthrough while also following his unofficial investigation into the missing prostitute.

I know I keep saying the same thing about these books but they are fascinating, very well paced, page turners.

Book: Michael Connelly “City Of Bones”

November 27, 2015

Another Michael Connelly book.  A dog finds a bone, but his owner is a retired doctor identifies it as a human and Detective Harry Bosch happens to pick up the job.  It turns out to be the partial skeleton of a child buried for around 20 years.  The examination of the remains reveals a harrowing tale of prolonged abuse. Harry will not leave this one alone and methodically discovers the identify with victim and discover what happened to him.

bookThere is a love interest, many possible leads and dead ends as well as the surprises and twists right till the end.  Again this is a page turner, so much so that this is the book that was adapted to make the Bosch TV series that first introduced me to this character – meaning that I actually should know this story but it still had me captivated.