The Night Fire by Michael Connelly audiobook

The Night Fire

By Michael Connelly
Read by Titus Welliver  and Christine Lakin

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316485616

The Ballard and Bosch Novels: Book 2


Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549120770

  • ISBN: 9781549153983

  • ISBN: 9781549153990

Runtime: 10.07 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English



#1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 bestseller in Urban Life Fiction

A New York Times audio bestseller

An O Magazine Pick of Best Mystery and Detective Novels

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

A Booklist Pick of the Week

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée 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, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.

Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.

The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Connelly manages to top himself with his latest intensely gripping thriller...He tells a superb tale with an economy of words using a no-nonsense, fly-on-the-wall style of writing...Fans of this prolific author of crime dramas and either series will find this best-seller-list-bound novel hard to put down. Library Journal (starred review)
Remarkable narrative legerdemain...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...Master chef Connelly has once again combined familiar ingredients into a new and completely satisfying dish. Connelly is on a roll, with three consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers. Don't bet against number four. Bill Ott, Booklist (starred review)
Connelly is without peer when it comes to police procedurals, and once again proves that he's the modern master of the form. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
One of the greatest crime writers of all time...Connelly continues to deliver winner after winner, year in and year out...reading one of his books is an experience unlike anything else the genre has to offer. Ryan Steck, Crimereads
Spectacular...Dark Sacred Night is ingenious, frantically suspenseful, and very, very bleak. Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post
Readers know that when they pick up a Michael Connelly novel they will get a compelling and well-written dive into the world of crime and law enforcement...What makes Connelly so much better than most crime fiction writers is that his police detectives are human and real. The combination is quality. Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
One of the best and most affecting Bosch novels since Mr. Connelly began the Bosch saga in 1992...It seems as is the vulnerable Harry Bosch has met the sympathetic Renée Ballard just in the nick of time. Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
It was only last year that Connelly introduced Ballard, a fierce and fascinating new protagonist who instantly emerged as a reader favorite. Bosch, meanwhile, is a grizzled veteran by now; Dark Sacred Night marks the 21st novel to center on him. But fans always finish eager to come back for more. David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly
Michael Connelly is superhuman...His hallmark has been his precise, faultless plotting...He's always been especially good when it comes to truly creepy killers, and his denouement here is thrilling. Charles Finch, USA Today
A virtuoso performance...The Night Fire glows with the instincts and intelligence Bosch and Ballard bring to their pursuit of the truth. Collette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
Breathless action...deep character studies...The Night Fire is Connelly's twenty first outing with Bosch, but the author has so much more to show us about him. Only three books in, Ballard has even more fodder for Connelly to uncover. In The Night Fire, Connelly again shows his mission: strong plots and sturdy characters. Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel
“Tour LA through the eyes of Michael Connelly’s relentless detective, Harry Bosch…His fictional detective lives in a home high atop the Hollywood Hills and returns again and again to favorite haunts throughout the bestselling series, which continues with the publication of The Night Fire." Los Angeles Times
The Night Fire offers more than a few incendiary surprises. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times
Connelly is the Raymond Chandler of this generation, and readers will be studying his writing methods decades from now. He has created another novel that feels authentic on every level, and the underlying theme of mortality running through the narrative makes everything in the story more urgent. Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
There's something for everyone in this jam-packed plot: murder, arson, professional rivalry, salty cop talk and noisy domestic disputes that turn very ugly very quickly. Me, I go for the procedural details: who does what and how things get done from the minute the cops on shift at the Hollywood Division are sent to investigate a murder. Connelly is pretty much the current dean of procedural writers. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“A virtuoso performance of plotting.” Tampa Bay Times
“Good tension and a plot that again showcases Connelly’s high standards.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“The case is fascinating in its own right…Every fall, Connelly finds a way to bring out some new magic in this classic series.” Crime Reads
“Superlative…Conflicting DNA evidence and a problematic confession complicate the high profile case. Connelly is without peer when it comes to police procedurals and once again proves that he’s the modern master of the form.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ballard and Bosch slog through the usual dead ends and fruitless rounds of questioning to link two murders separated by many years…Guaranteed to please anyone who thinks the cops sometimes get it wrong.” Kirkus Reviews




Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English