The CrossingMichael Connelly

The Crossing

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The Crossing by Michael Connelly Book Summary

In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal).
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup.
Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution.
Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

The Crossing (Michael Connelly) Book Reviews

Welcome Back!Welcome back Michael Connelly to superior Harry Bosch storytelling in The Crossing!! After so-so renderings with The Burning Room and Gods of Guilt, Connelly is back with a taunt tale with Bosch and Haller - outstanding plotting, pace, and smart writing. Enjoy - this will NOT disappoint!!.Score: 5/5

Short but goodConnelly didn’t dissapoint in his story. Well told and up to his usual standards. I do agree with the other reviewers that this book was very short. It was a thinly veiled guise to include another book (already owned) with the download to cushion the $14.99 blow. It is Connelly so I won’t totally cry foul but given this scenario again I’d either wait for the price to drop or skip it altogether..Score: 4/5

The CrossingThe best!.Score: 5/5

Love Harry and MickeyThis is actually my second reading of The Crossing. As a fine artist and art history aficionado, I love Hieronymus Bosch’s diptych “Garden of Earthly Delights”. The depth and meaning of the paintings are immeasurable. But, I am also a huge crime thriller devotee as well. So, when I came across Michael Connelly’s Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch character several years ago, I absolutely had to read the first book which led to the next and so on. And I have read the Mickey Haller books as well. It was great to see their connection introduced as half brothers and what that might entail. When Amazon started making the Bosch series I worried that my idea of what Harry’s character looked and sounded like would be destroyed. I have to admit that at first I was unsure of Titus Welliver fitting into what I saw as literally a much taller person, but Mr. Welliver’s acting style has fit accordingly and much to my surprise the series has gone along with the narrative of the books with one glaring difference, the connection to Mickey Haller. This is one book I would like to see in the TV series because the connection has so many implications and give great background to Harry’s character. As always, thank you Mr. Connelly for your well researched and beautifully painted characters. I look forward to reading more and seeing how the TV series plays out..Score: 5/5

The CrossingExcellent, 5 stars. Love Haller and a reluctant Bosch together..Score: 5/5

Too shortVery disappointed in the short story this seemed to be and with so much retell in of the same facts..Score: 3/5

Read the Brass Verdict FirstReally loved both. You need to read the Haller book first, in my opinion, both are excellent. Did not know that you got two for one!.Score: 5/5

This is a short story masquerading and priced as a novelI already own Connelly's other books and didn't need to pay $14.99 for a short story. This is how you lose fans..Score: 2/5

FredOutstanding!.Score: 5/5

It was about time... I criticized the previous book "Gods of Guilt" because it lacked consistency in the storytelling and felt like it was rushed. In "The Crossing", Mr Connelly does a wonderful job. Good story, great intrigue, solid characters and a fantastic entertainment. Strongly recommend!.Score: 4/5

Very EnjoyableI've always enjoyed Harry Bosch books by Michael Connelly and this is another good read. I don't know what's next for Harry but I hope the LAPD begs him to come back!.Score: 5/5

The CrossingGood Story. Incomplete. Really not a novel, but a short story. Felt ripped off in the end. Wished it had gone full circle..Score: 2/5

The CrossingAnother great one for MC - read in two days.Score: 5/5

A bit shortGood story, enjoyed seeing the story unfold from Harry's side vice Mick's in the Brass Verdict, but it was pretty short, so beware..Score: 2/5

Great bookGreat book and a great ending!.Score: 5/5

Great story!For some reason I skipped this when it came out ... probably because of reviews saying it was a "short story". I don't know what book those reviewers are talking about, after reading and thoroughly enjoying this book! It's a great story, great characters, more of the same that Harry Bosch fans are used to! Highly recommended! Thanks for a fun read, Mr. Connelly!.Score: 5/5

Very Good ReadVery good storyline involving Haller with Bosch taking on the case of an innocent person. The story of the rogue cops is getting stale but it turns out okay. Please drop the daughter Maddie from the plot--she adds no value at all..Score: 3/5

RelentlessConnelly's latest Bosch tale is like a stone rolling downhill, a little slow (not necessarily a bad thing) at first and then moves faster and faster the further it rolls. Ex-cop Bosch is no less relentless than when he was a detective. If the character does become a real PI, then Elvis Cole will face stiff competition..Score: 5/5

A Little myselfI have only myself to blame for not thoroughly reading the reviews from other readers before buying this shorter Bosch novel. Since Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters I probably bought this anyway but would have been expecting a very quick read. Oh well....the sad thing is that this could have easily have been a more thorough story with the great character development I have grown to expect. It is like Michael Connolly just didn't care or try on this one. I can only hope the next Bosch story returns to the high levels of the all of the other predecessors (except for The Crossing).Score: 3/5

I want a refund!!!This is not worth the money and is a scam. It's a short story! And the "bonus novel" attached is one I already bought and paid for 7 years ago. You lost a fan..Score: 1/5

2 Blockbusting Stories for the price of 1Great book, awesome well written and detailed stories. Could not put this book down..Score: 4/5

Better without the WOKE idiocy.So much better without the WOKE idiocy included in his more recent books and TV show. WOKE culture is a fake shallow drain on any and all good forms of art..Score: 5/5

Not Harry Bosch but the same Harry BoschIt’s a different Harry Bosch, not being part of the LAPD and finding himself on the other side, but it’s still the same Harry Bosch that seeks out the truth, no matter where it leads. I definitely recommend this book..Score: 5/5

CrossingLike the interaction between Bosch and Haller.Score: 5/5

Great bookLove this duo and they made this book difficult to put down!.Score: 5/5

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I expected moreIt was a good read. But I expected more since it was rated so highly..Score: 4/5

The CrossingAn easy reading and engaging page-turner..Score: 4/5

His best book yetBrings together his two heroes in a page-turning yarn that's hard to put down..Score: 5/5

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