The Night Fire Pdf Book is a Crime Mystery Thriller novel By Michael Connelly. 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.
The Night Fire Summary
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?
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About Michael Connelly Author of The Night Fire Pdf Book
Michael Connelly writer of The Night Fire Pdf is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and one work of nonfiction. With over eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty-five foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly’s 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. His most recent New York Times bestsellers include The Law Of Innocence, Fair Warning, The Night Fire, Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds Of Truth, and The Late Show. Michael is the executive producer of Bosch, an Amazon Studios original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and streaming on Amazon Prime. He is also the executive producer of the documentary films, “Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story’ and ‘Tales Of the American.’ He spends his time in California and Florida.
The Night Fire pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (October 22, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316485616
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316485616
- Item Weight : 1.41 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #157 in Fiction Urban Life
- #1,818 in Police Procedurals (Books)
- #1,972 in Women Sleuths (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23,194 ratings
The Night Fire Book Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid enough thanks to Connelly’s craft, but not among the best of the series
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2022
Connelly’s The Night Fire is the third book in Bosch’s series about Detective Renée Ballard, a female detective stuck on the night shift after a sexual harassment incident with the powers that be. Connelly paired Ballard up with Harry Bosch in the previous novel in the series, Dark Sacred Night, in an obvious gradual passing of the torch, and that continues here, as the pair work on a cold case together, trying to figure out why this file was left in the desk of one of Harry’s late mentors. Meanwhile, Harry finds himself wrapped up in one of his brother in law’s cases, defending a man accused of murdering a judge, while Ballard deals with the death of a homeless man that might not be the accidental arson it seems to be.
Some of these threads come together by the end, while some are allowed to stand on their own, and generally, I prefer the latter approach; what I’ve always liked about Connelly is his ability to stay grounded and find the day-to-day details that give his LA verisimilitude and a timeliness often neglected by other crime novels, and when his plots get a bit more involved and fantastical, that element is often lost for me a bit. Such is the case here, where the ultimate solution plays fair and pays off all of the clues nicely, but ultimately feels too big and too dramatic for the story being told. Even so, Connelly’s patter, his observational details about the world, and his sense of his protagonists all go a long way, giving you a book that’s always enjoyable and engaging. I’d put The Night Fire a bit lower on the Connelly pantheon than a lot of his peaks, but it’s a fun read; it’s not as trenchant or as strong as his best work, but Connelly’s strengths as a writer are good enough to still deliver a solid novel.
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2022
Left a loose end about who wanted him dead being confronted. That character was not deal t with or even sketched out. Bosch, at end says he is going to interview x. Would have been an opportunity for a twist if x had answered in way unexpected by the reader. Feels as though his momentum was lost and the book dribbled to an end.
5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable, engaging read from a modern master
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly reunites us with Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch. Bosch is now essentially done with the San Fernando PD and Ballard continues as a late show Hollywood police detective. The book opens with a call that brings Ballard to a homeless camp where one of its denizens apparently torched himself. Something about the victim and the way he died bothers Ballard but it doesn’t stop her from handing the case off to the Fire Department arson investigators. When she gets back to the station at the end of her shift, she discovers that the radio station, usually set to news, was now playing jazz and on her desk was an old murder book.
This is vintage Michael Connelly through and through. He’s one of my favorite writers and this one puts the goods together without resorting to some of the gimmicky surprises that turned up in his earlier novels.
The widow of a cop who’d mentored Bosch early in his career gave him the murder book after her husband’s funeral and Bosch needs Ballard’s help to get inside the department. So once again they partner up, trying to keep Harry’s involvement from the authorities lest the evidence uncovered be tainted.
As in other books featuring the pair, past victims cry out for justice, secrets are revealed and memories of men and women are changed.
The story is divided into chapters focusing on either Ballard or Bosch as they progress through their cases, tallying up the evidence. They share most of the evidence discovered with each other while keeping a few details to themselves.
Connelly is at the top of his game, for the most part, letting the clues drop one-by-one, illuminating us to internal police politics, practice, and lingo. His ear for criminals is also well observed. The dialogue between gangsters who are wiretapped is believable and well written.
That brings up one of the problems in the book. Language, for the most part, is delivered as profanely as is done in life. Frequent use of the f-word, the m-effer word and the s-word, completely and fully spelled out; leaves my non-virgin eyes unmolested. When it comes to the N-word, it’s censored as in, “my n_____.” Now I don’t know who or why this sudden sensitivity came about, whether it was Connelly, his publisher or agent. Whenever it occurs it just brings the story to a dead bang halt while I ponder why Connelly can’t do Tarantino. I know Connelly’s been inserting intersectional observations and characters into his novels for a while. That’s easy to overlook. But when you have to censor the word Mark Twain used, it just stands out like a sore thumb, takes you out of the story and leads readers like me into thinking about things I shouldn’t be thinking about when I read a novel. When this novel is woven into the Harry Bosch Prime series, is the N-word going to be bleeped when every other curse word is uttered without fear of offending my tender ears? This is a bad trend. I’m not going to let it downgrade my rating but continuing on, if this is a developing trend, I might have to reconsider Connelly. If Connelly finds the word, n_____, beyond using, then why write about the Crips and the Rolling 60s, or any black characters at all? This is trying to have it two ways. Write it or don’t. Courage and truth count.
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