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Two kinds of truth
2017
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Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness. - (Baker & Taylor)

An investigation into the murder of a young pharmacist leads Harry Bosch and San Fernando's detective squad into the big-business world of pill mills and prescription-drug abuse at the same time that an old case from Bosch's days with the LAPD returns tohaunt him. - (Baker & Taylor)

An investigation into the murder of a young pharmacist leads Harry Bosch and San Fernando's detective squad into the big-business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse at the same time an old case from Bosch's days with the LAPD returns to haunt him. 750,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

Exiled from the LAPD, Harry Bosch must clear his name, uncover a ring of prescription drug abuse, and outwit a clever killer before it's too late.

Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. To get to the people at the top, Bosch must risk everything and go undercover in the shadowy world of organized pill mills.

Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's days with the LAPD comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues are not keen on protecting his reputation. But if this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked will be called into question. As usual, he must fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison.

The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

Tense, fast-paced, and fueled by this legendary detective's unrelenting sense of mission, Two Kinds of Truth is proof positive that "Connelly writes cops better than anyone else in the business" (New York Post).

An NPR Best Book of 2017
A Times Critics' Top Book of 2017
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017
A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017
An Amazon Book of the Month
- (Grand Central Pub)

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Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* After debuting a new series lead, night-shift detective Renée Ballard, in The Late Show (2017), Connelly returns to everybody's favorite hard-bitten cop, Harry Bosch. Harry's gig as a part-timer working cold cases for the San Fernando PD suddenly gets much hotter when the sleepy suburb becomes the scene of a double murder at a pharmacy. The regular detectives look to Harry for help, and soon enough, he finds himself doing something he's never done: going undercover to expose an elaborate scam involving the distribution of opiates. It's not the best time for Harry to go underground, as he's also knee-deep in another scam, this one designed to make him the fall guy when a killer on death row claims Harry framed him decades ago. Connelly cleverly brings Harry's half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer, 2005), into the story, along with other characters from Harry's LAPD past, including former partners Jerry Edgar and Lucia Soto. Expertly juggling both plots, Connelly mines the double murder for fascinating and frightening details about the opiate epidemic while using the case against Harry as a way of deepening the complex relationship between Bosch and Haller as well as giving Haller a chance to display his dazzling legal legerdemain. Connelly remains atop the heap of contemporary crime writers thanks to his rare ability to combine master plotting and procedural detail with a literary novelist's feel for the inner lives of his or her characters. Both talents are on abundant display this time.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The success of Amazon's Bosch series, starring the superb Titus Welliver as Harry, has only served to increase the popularity of the genre's most compelling character. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Library Journal Reviews

Back after The Wrong Side of Goodbye, on the New York Times best sellers list for 12 weeks after debuting at No. 1, Harry Bosch has been volunteering to work cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when he's asked to investigate a pharmacist's murder. Meanwhile, a jailed baddie is claiming that Harry framed him. With a 750,000-copy first printing.

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PW Annex Reviews

Bestseller Connelly's fast-paced 22nd Harry Bosch novel (after 2016's The Wrong Side of Goodbye) puts the aging L.A. detective, now a volunteer with the San Fernando PD, squarely in the middle of two cases. The execution of two local pharmacists—father and son—sends Bosch into the world of "pill shills," crime networks that use homeless people, crooked doctors, and greedy pharmacists to amass prescription opioids for illegal resale. The other case dates back 30 years to Bosch's days in the LAPD, when he helped put convicted killer Preston Borders on death row. When the case is reopened thanks to newly revealed DNA, Bosch stands accused of planting evidence. At times the parallel narrative lines feel too separate, as if two distinct novels are melded into one, but even so, the book unfolds with great urgency and a sense of righteous indignation, particularly about the opioid crisis ("Fifty-five thousand dead and counting"). The two truths of the title encapsulate Bosch's world: " truth that was the unalterable bedrock of one's life and mission. And the other, malleable truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyers and their clients." This entry isn't Connelly's best, but it's still a solid procedural sure to please his many fans. Agent: Philip Spitzer, Philip G. Spitzer Literary. (Oct.)

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