The Night Fire

The Night Fire

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renee Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him -- new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

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, John Jack 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 Renée 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?

Title:The Night Fire
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316485616
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    The Night Fire Reviews

  • Liz

    Harry Bosch is one of my favorite detectives. And Renee Ballard is a worthy “partner”. The chapters alternate between the two. Here, they are re-examining a cold case from 20 years ago. Harry’s ...

  • David Putnam

    I have to preface this one by saying I am a big Connelly fan and hold him to a higher standard. That being said; I loved this book. I think the Ballard books are an amazing shift in the series and kee...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars.Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard return in another fantastic installment of Michael Connelly’s new series pairing two police detectives—one mostly retired, one fully immersed in her job—d...

  • Diane S ?

    Ballard and Bosch. Has a nice ring to it, a partnership formed, a detecting duo extradordinaire.Bosch, now in his seventies, is recovering from a knees surgery, is Connelly's long running detective. A...

  • Matt

    Michael Connelly returns to continue the torch passing between two of his key police detectives, doing so in brilliant ways that will keep the reader talking for the foreseeable future. Harry Bosch is...

  • Mandy White

    The Night Fire by the brilliant Michael Connelly is the third book that sees Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard working together. Harry Bosch is without a doubt my favourite character and crime series. Har...

  • Brenda

    4.5sThe funeral for John Jack Thompson was a sad one, especially for Harry Bosch. Thompson had taught Bosch a lot over the years as his mentor; when he’d retired Bosch had kept in contact. But it wa...

  • Andrew Smith

    Bosch is now retired – again – and is handed a murder book by the wife of a recently deceased ex-colleague who was a mentor to him in his early days as a junior homicide detective with the LAPD. T...

  • Kristy

    Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters ever, and I wait with much anticipation for the release of every new Michael Connelly novel. The Night Fire is the third book that features both Bosch and ...

  • Monnie

    4.5 stars, actually.After reading the first two books that brought together retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch and detective Renee Ballard - giving each 5 stars - I was eager to read this one. I loved...