9 Dragons
By Michael Connelly

     9 Dragons represents the 15th book in bestselling author Michael Connelly's "Harry Bosch" detective series. For an author who turns out at least one book a year, the storytelling
in 9 Dragons is spot on.
     Weaving a tale of intrigue and mystery that begins with the brutal slaying of an old Chinese man in South L.A., Detective Harry Bosch finds himself getting deeper and deeper into a world completely unknown to him - that of an Asian triad based in Hong Kong.  When someone very close to Bosch is taken, Harry heads to Hong Kong to take back what is his. Once there, Harry realizes that nothing is what it seems - and that no one can be trusted.
     Michael Connelly, a former newspaper reporter, has authored 21 fiction novels and one non-fiction work that compiles stories from Connelly's days as a journalist.  With two movies already made from his novels - and three more on the way - Connelly is finally getting the recognition that he deserves.
    9 Dragons is a story that anyone who likes mysteries will enjoy.  You don't need to read the other 14 books in the Harry Bosch series in order to understand the current mystery at hand - but it would help if you did.
    The audiobook is read with gusto by Emmy Award-winning actor Len Cariou.  If you didn't know any better, you would swear you were listening to a gritty L.A. cop radio show; all you would need was the background music.
    Very entertaining and engaging, Connelly succeeds again with 9 Dragons, and he shows no signs of letting up.  For more on the author, visit his site at

Nick Manix is a professional writer and journalist who splits his time between Central Texas and New Orleans.

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