The night fire / Michael Connelly.

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    • Publication Information:
      Large print edition.
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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 Renee 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?
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      Sequel to: Dark sacred night.
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    • ABNT:
      CONNELLY, M. The night fire. Large print edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Co., 2019. ISBN 9780316426060. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Connelly M. The Night Fire. Large print edition. Little, Brown and Co.; 2019. Accessed October 21, 2020.
    • APA:
      Connelly, M. (2019). The night fire (Large print edition.). Little, Brown and Co.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Connelly, Michael. 2019. The Night Fire. Large print edition. A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel: Book 3. Little, Brown and Co.
    • Harvard:
      Connelly, M. (2019) The night fire. Large print edition. Little, Brown and Co. (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel: book 3). Available at: (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Connelly, M 2019, The night fire, Large print edition., A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel: book 3, Little, Brown and Co., viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Connelly, Michael. The Night Fire. Large print edition., Little, Brown and Co., 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Connelly, Michael. The Night Fire. Large print edition. A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel: Book 3. Little, Brown and Co., 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Connelly M. The night fire [Internet]. Large print edition. Little, Brown and Co.; 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel: book 3). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1

*Starred Review* Thanks to Connelly's remarkable narrative legerdemain, Harry Bosch has enjoyed multiple incarnations as a crime-series hero: in and out of the LAPD as well as sharing top billing with leads from other Connelly series. In his latest reinvention (unveiled in Dark Sacred Night, 2018), the retired Harry is working cold cases on his own, partnering off the books with Renée Ballard, who continues her regular LAPD gig as a detective on the night shift (The Late Show, 2017). This time Harry is given a double-edged gift from the widow of his former mentor, John Jack Thompson. Apparently, Thompson, also never one to let an unsolved case lie fallow, absconded with a murder book (case file) when he retired. Was he still working on this seemingly ordinary murder of a drug addict? If so, why? As Harry and Renée start digging, another possibility emerges: Did John Jack steal the murder book because he didn't want the case solved? Meanwhile, it looks as if Renée's current late-show case may have a surprising connection to the addict's long-ago murder. Not only has Connelly created another fully formed series lead in Renée, who has her own fascinating backstory, but he has also forged a fascinating yin-and-yang relationship between the old-school Harry and the unconventional loner Renèe, who prefers sleeping on the beach with her dog. Uniting this duo, who work totally as equals, is a shared commitment to doing the job right and following Bosch's credo, everybody matters or nobody matters. Master chef Connelly has once again combined familiar ingredients into a new and completely satisfying dish.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Connelly is on a roll, with three consecutive number-one New York Times best-sellers. Don't bet against number four. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 May

Harry Bosch and LAPD detective Renee Ballard are at it again, this time investigating a long-unsolved murder that followed Harry's mentor J.J. Thompson to the grave. At the funeral, Thompson's wife gave the detectives his murder book on the case, and soon they are wondering whether he brought it into retirement so that he could try to solve murder or suppress it. With a 750,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.