The Crossing

The Crossing

A Novel

Large Print - 2015
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Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Leland Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side' as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: Large print edition first edition
ISBN: 9780316387798
0316387797
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CONNELL 2015
Characteristics: 515 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
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mannereimann
Aug 30, 2019

Read after The Burning Room

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RebelBelle13
Jun 05, 2019

I went into this novel not knowing that Haller's universe and Bosch's universe were not only connected, but that the two were half-brothers. Having seen the movie The Lincoln Lawyer, I was familiar with Mickey Haller and his antics- but I was not prepared to see him here. I was thrilled at the combination of the two, and it made the story truly enjoyable. We got to see both Bosch's skills as a detective, and Haller's skills as a defense lawyer on full display, and it was awesomely satisfying. I'm encouraged to see that you don't need to start at the beginning of the Bosch series to understand what's going on in each novel- you can jump right in and ride along with the characters in a contained story and not feel like you are missing out on anything important in the world. Having seen the Bosch series and the Haller movie certainly helps with the setting and characters, but there's no need to preface this installment with either of those. If you enjoy detective stories, procedurals, or cop or lawyer dramas, this is a story you can really sink your teeth into. Other than the combination of his two most well known characters, Connelly doesn't do anything new here, and that's ok. It's an entertaining read from beginning to end. On the plus side, Titus Welliver (Bosch on the Prime series) narrates the audiobook, which just makes it that much better.

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The7thLetter
Apr 07, 2019

I think I expected too much from this book considering it’s high rating. It was good but not spectacular. No real twists or anything like that. Just development of an investigation. Nevertheless, a very clever and well paced story. Not quite 4 stars for me.

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cambridgedon
Sep 21, 2018

'The Crossing' ends up being not a double but a triple entendre. Once again you have big boy pants Connelly delivering a well paced taut thriller. Bosch, the true professional with a healthy measure of cynicism, works with what he's got and uses it to get where he needs to go though the destination in not always what he expects.

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empbee
Jul 20, 2018

Intense, fast read.

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reeread
Apr 28, 2018

Further development of the series’ story arc where Harry is adapting to retirement but still needing to access information via loyal Department colleagues whilst working with his half brother, Mickey Haller, on the defence side of a case. He’s also coming to grips with Maddy leaving school and preparing to go to college.
I would respectfully disagree with reader10000. I think this series has the legs to go some distance yet.

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Waldero
Oct 07, 2017

It was only a matter of time before these two got together! I wouldn't be surprised to see another collaboration with these guys. It was long overdue!

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reader10000
Mar 26, 2017

Like Grisham, I think the author has tapped the well dry. As a procedural, it was in-depth, though not the most interesting to read. The book was about Bosch. Everyone else. Haller included, was a minor supporting character. That really disappointed me. The overall story was a bit too "neat". When I first read his books 20+ years ago, I was so impressed, having never read anything like him before. This was just like any other

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Zoelexi777
Jan 13, 2017

This was another great book by Michael Connelly. It kept me reading to find out how he was going to solve the mystery and to find out who did it. I would definitely recommend it.

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Dave99_0
Jan 02, 2017

"The Crossing" is well plotted and maintains momentum. I would rate this novel at 4.50 stars.

I think that "The Crossing" could be the basis for another great Lincoln Lawyer film with Matthew McConaughey. Would Titus Welliver be borrowed from the Amazon television series Bosch or would Harry Bosch be recast to much more closely match the Bosch in the novels?

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