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16 October 2009

Book Tour and Review: 9 Dragons

Title: 9 Dragons
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 12, 2009
Hardcover: 374 pages
ISBN: 9780316166317
Genre: Suspense/Thriller


From the Publisher's Website:

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. 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.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

My review:

Detective Henry Bosch is back in his 14th novel, 9 Dragons, and this time he is heading to Hong Kong and the stakes could not be higher. This high-energy action novel is masterfully crafted to keep the reader fully engaged. Detective Bosch find himself risking it all as his personal and professional life blur in the underbelly of Hong Kong. I found 9 Dragons to be a compelling read as I was rapidly pulled into the story line and taken for a fantastic ride. Whether new to Connelly's novels or not, 9 Dragons will give the reader a suspense-filled page-turner from beginning to end. I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a good detective suspense thriller.

About the Author:

Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida. To learn more visit Michael Connelly's website.

I received a free copy of 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly from Hachette as part of the tour. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



okbolover said...

I'm reading the Black Echo by Michael Connelly. It's pretty good. I know, I'm behind in the Bosch series :)

Diane said...

Can't wait to read this one. So glad it was a hot with you.

Tea said...

I would love to read this one. I love the title.

Sue Jackson said...

My husband and I love Connelly's Harry Bosch books! This one sounds great. We guessed it had something to do with gangs, from the title. Thanks for the review!