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The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man's death was no ordinary holdup. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local Triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail - a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States.
Suddenly, the most precious thing in Harry's life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.
©2009 Hieronymus, Inc. (P)2009 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 26-06-2018

Not the best Bosch

I don't really give a rats about Bosch's family, so this was just okay. Len Cariou is great again, although the female characters whinge too much and that is very hard to listen too. Overall, not a bad edition to the Bosch series but far from the best. Is Connelly running out of ideas for this character? Can he do what Lee Childs sometimes does with Jack Reacher ... go back in time, and do stories on a young Bosch?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron Wallis on 07-03-2018

probably best one yet.

knowing the HK locations was a bonus that helped create a vivid picture. really engrossing

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 22-08-2010

Brilliant

Another Michael Connolly book that is an excellent listen. All Harry Bosch fans will love this book. Very sad in some places and thrilling in others.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Douchy on 08-02-2013

The Best Yet

Where does Nine Dragons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Over the past year I've been listening to all the Harry Bosch series - starting with the first one. I've enjoyed them all, but his one has been the best so far in my opinion.

What other book might you compare Nine Dragons to and why?

All the other Bosch series of course, but also similar to the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy I think. I listened to TGWTDT as audio books and loved them, then went on a search for more audio books but never really found something that grabbed me the way they did. Then I found Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and really got into it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't see the twist coming in this one. Usually I can predict the twist but this one caught me off guard.

Any additional comments?

My 13 year old son listened to this one with me while we were driving and he loved it too.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 07-02-2010

Good stuff

Another typically first class thriller from Michael Connelly.

That said, I dont think it's quite as good as his previous Harry Bosch books. The story is set in large part in Hong Kong and whilst you always have to suspend belief a little to enjoy this type of book, the location makes the plot bordering implausible as hinted at by a previous reviewer!

But dont let this put you off - I thoroughly enjoyed the book, notwithstanding, would give it five stars and recommend it - particularly if you are a fan of the author already

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. S. Hyams on 01-12-2009

Not up to scratch

Really enjoyed a new crime writer for me - Michael Connelly - in listening to Black Ice and The Last Coyote. Good intricate plot and especially well read and voiced by Dick Hill.

Nine Dragons had for me to many sentences starting "He..." and the overall story was spoilt by the readers voice and characterisations - Michael Brandon.
The story line itself moved along well but the above criticisms took the edge off.

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