About to start THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly. 19th of 20 in series featuring Harry Bosch, a homicide detective in Los Angeles -- or 22nd in the Bosch Universe.
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise. Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random. As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it's safer to let some secrets stay buried.
Published in 2014, it has 401 pages. This is a digital loan from the library. Because Bosch had to retire, this has turned into cold cases. I LOVE cold cases.
And here we are on Wednesday.
No. Things are all right. Yesterday we hit 100 and today is not supposed to get that bad -- in the 80s. Steve has shooting tonight so I don't have to feed him. I'm hoping to read tonight, etc. Days go by and it doesn't get much different, eh? Wake up, deal with the dogs, get ready for work, work, recover from work, go to bed. :) If I were a different person, one would be tempted to just
And other would say
But that's not me. :)
Heh heh heh.
Well, off you go. I gotta go do stuff.
PK the Bookeemonster