Tuesday, September 27, 2011
City of Bones - Michael Connelly (City of Bones #8)
I've read these books a bit out of order, so it's difficult for me to keep track of the underlying "Life of Detective Bosch" narrative - he always seems to be retiring from the force and coming back, and I definitely can't keep track of all his love interests. So, I'm basically just focused on the murder narrative at this point. City of Bones opens with a man walking his dog in the woods. The dog runs off and returns with a bone. A human bone. And so opens a cold case that has been on the books for decades. As usual, Bosch takes on a little too much - sleeps with someone he probably shouldn't, follows a lead without telling his partner, and in general manages to piss off all of his superiors. In all the books, he seems to take a wrong turn (not necessarily always his fault) that leads to the death of a semi-innocent character. But, in the end, he always gets his man. Not sure what Connelly's commentary on it all seems to be - by any means necessary? Or, a cautionary tale that sometimes things buried in the past were meant to be left there.