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I went into this novel not knowing that Haller's universe and Bosch's universe were not only connected, but that the two were half-brothers. Having seen the movie The Lincoln Lawyer, I was familiar with Mickey Haller and his antics- but I was not prepared to see him here. I was thrilled at the combination of the two, and it made the story truly enjoyable. We got to see both Bosch's skills as a detective, and Haller's skills as a defense lawyer on full display, and it was awesomely satisfying. I'm encouraged to see that you don't need to start at the beginning of the Bosch series to understand what's going on in each novel- you can jump right in and ride along with the characters in a contained story and not feel like you are missing out on anything important in the world. Having seen the Bosch series and the Haller movie certainly helps with the setting and characters, but there's no need to preface this installment with either of those. If you enjoy detective stories, procedurals, or cop or lawyer dramas, this is a story you can really sink your teeth into. Other than the combination of his two most well known characters, Connelly doesn't do anything new here, and that's ok. It's an entertaining read from beginning to end. On the plus side, Titus Welliver (Bosch on the Prime series) narrates the audiobook, which just makes it that much better.
I think I expected too much from this book considering it’s high rating. It was good but not spectacular. No real twists or anything like that. Just development of an investigation. Nevertheless, a very clever and well paced story. Not quite 4 stars for me.
'The Crossing' ends up being not a double but a triple entendre. Once again you have big boy pants Connelly delivering a well paced taut thriller. Bosch, the true professional with a healthy measure of cynicism, works with what he's got and uses it to get where he needs to go though the destination in not always what he expects.
Further development of the series’ story arc where Harry is adapting to retirement but still needing to access information via loyal Department colleagues whilst working with his half brother, Mickey Haller, on the defence side of a case. He’s also coming to grips with Maddy leaving school and preparing to go to college.
I would respectfully disagree with reader10000. I think this series has the legs to go some distance yet.
It was only a matter of time before these two got together! I wouldn't be surprised to see another collaboration with these guys. It was long overdue!
Like Grisham, I think the author has tapped the well dry. As a procedural, it was in-depth, though not the most interesting to read. The book was about Bosch. Everyone else. Haller included, was a minor supporting character. That really disappointed me. The overall story was a bit too "neat". When I first read his books 20+ years ago, I was so impressed, having never read anything like him before. This was just like any other
This was another great book by Michael Connelly. It kept me reading to find out how he was going to solve the mystery and to find out who did it. I would definitely recommend it.
"The Crossing" is well plotted and maintains momentum. I would rate this novel at 4.50 stars.
I think that "The Crossing" could be the basis for another great Lincoln Lawyer film with Matthew McConaughey. Would Titus Welliver be borrowed from the Amazon television series Bosch or would Harry Bosch be recast to much more closely match the Bosch in the novels?
Another very good Bosch novel by Michael Connelly, one of the best fiction writers.
This is one of the best of Connelly. I don't know what product placement Cloverpatch 1 is going on about aside from jazz musicians, but folks, it sounds like this critic wants to put readers off by appealing to some anti-corportate agenda without offering any evidence of said offence.
I found this book to be the very best cop/detective novel I've ever read. Clearly written and lucid.
Harry is definitely losing a step when he is bailed out for the second time by the same gal in the LAPD. I hope Connelly is getting ready to team up these two so we can keep Bosch alive a bit longer.
This is an excellent Harry Bosch story. I like that it includes collaboration with his half brother, Mickey Haller. All the hallmarks of Bosch's relentless investigation style and his sometimes awkward social skills are present.
Michael Connelly is at his best
with his latest. mixing Bosch
& Haller together only adds to the excitement. Two great characters. It doesn't get much
better than this.
Another excellent addition to the Harry Bosch series , and now the addition of Mickey Haller into the mix. The Crossing does not disappoint in any way, and Connelly shows us once again that he is still very much at the top of his game. Great to see the very different styles of Harry and Mickey working together as they go about delivering justice. This one is tailor-made to be produced as a movie.
The best Harry Bosch novel in a long time. Also more Mickey Haller which is a good thing.
Keep 'em coming!
another great bosch novel. quick read, i couldnt put it down, man!
connelly does a great job with the detective/procedural/suspense-ish genres. read this book...read it.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department.
This just one more in a long line of great Michael Connelly crime novels.
well written, kept my interest. above average read. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite writers!
If you are a fan of Harry Bosch, you will not be disappointed. It is always enjoyable to follow Bosch in his investigation to get to the truth. Haller offered a different perspectives and Bosch's daughter is leaving for college sounded like many common experience of being a parent.
Good story and enjoyed the brothers very different styles: Bosch is tenacious and crotchety and Haller is free wheeling.