In The Night Fire, Michael Connelly is still adjusting his audience to the fact that retired detective Harry Bosch is old (much older than he is portrayed in the delightful TV series) and there are only so many fences he can gambol over before he breaks his hip. A few books back, Connelly cleverly introduced Renée Ballard, a “I work alone because it’s better for everyone that way” sort of detective, and now Ballard and Bosch are teaming up on one of those cold cases that has been haunting Bosch for his entire career. Tying up some loose ends. Closing some doors. Opening others. It’s nice to see authors evolving their characters.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA