Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons

A Novel

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446561952
9780316166317
0316166316
Branch Call Number: FIC CONNELL
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: 9 dragons

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reeread
Feb 09, 2016

I always enjoy Michael Connelly's writing. Plot was fast and furious and not always predictable or entirely believable. But, hey, it is Harry Bosch.

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reader10000
Nov 15, 2015

My least favourite Harry Bosch book. I too felt that it was cobbled together, making large leaps in credibility.

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ENFPWOMAN
Mar 11, 2015

This is the only Harry Bosch book I found dull and uninteresting... which puzzles me since I've found Connelly's writing to be excellent throughout all his Bosch/Haller books. The sudden jumps to and from Hong Kong in 40 hours, coincidences and characters that seem unbelievable,... something is off - if not stretched beyond belief - in this book. Disappointing.

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QED
Feb 25, 2014

I have read a number of his works and this one was truly enjoyable. Good storyline and all the twists you usually get from Connelly as well as a very good ending.

kangjiang Jun 27, 2013

This book completely surprised me. It was suggested to me by a friend because he thought it was cool since it has plenty of curses but once I took a step into the amazing world of this book I was shocked. That seemingly boring and stupid book was actually interesting.

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jgraham48
Jun 05, 2013

Now that Matthew McConnaughey has created Michael Connelly's character of Mickey Haller in the movie "The Lincoln Lawyer," I am ready to nominate Nine Dragons for the next film adaptation of a Connelly novel, and Tommy Lee Jones to play the character of Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch. Nine Dragons features a cameo appearance by Mickey Haller, and I think Jones and McConnaughey would play off each other nicely onscreen.
Nine Dragons moves rapidly among LA and Hong Kong settings, includes plenty of fireworks, violence and blood, and along the way gives more insights into Bosch's cop character that we have followed through several novels.

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neoneo1212
Dec 14, 2012

best book in the world

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harrybosch
Aug 14, 2011

Definitely not up to Connelly's usual high standards, and not the best of the HB series by any means. Michael has been churning out a lot lately, so as I read this I wondered if he was employing ghost writers.
We have had Terry McCaleb in a movie, and now Mickey Haller ( Lincoln Lawyer ), so when will we finally get Harry Bosch on the big screen.

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GerryAdams
Apr 26, 2011

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch

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RichardPaul
Nov 29, 2010

Review by Richard Paul (Seattle Public Library)
Michael Connelly: Nine Dragons, 2009 This is a very active read!! Harry Bosch Still frustrated with his detective partner and at the same time trying to work things out. His partner, Ignacio Ferras, has returned to duty too soon after being shot on duty: wanting to take care of paperwork supporting cases: instead of field work. Also Ferras is worn out do to home duties, having twin babies and a very tired wife. Bosch and their boss, Larry Gandle both feel that Ignacio came back too soon. The next assignment/investigation comes in and Farras argues not to take the Investigation. The case was based in South Bureau but Lt. Gandle said; we’ve got their back this week. Bosch and Ferras arrived at the Chinese Liquor store, where Bosch had met the owner years before during the Riots. The old Chinaman on the floor behind the checkout counters, dead. The crime scene just did not seem right to Bosch. The Chinaman had three gun wounds in the chest. Evidence later pointed to a bag man for one of the Chinese Triads, whom was arrested for murder. Bosch gets a threatening phone call. Then his Daughter is kidnapped in Hong Kong, Harry flies there, meeting his ex-wife Eleanor Wish and her bodyguard Sun Yee. And they start the search. Many people die in Hong Kong during this search/hunt. One is Eleanor Wish. Bosch and Sun Yee complete the rescue of Bosch’s daughter: Madeline. Then fly back to the U.S., Making Harry Bosch’s trip to Hong Kong and back just under 40hrs. Bosch has to have his half brother: Mickey Haller, whom is an attorney. Resolve the happenings in Hong Kong. No happy ending yet! More struggles, mistakes and Errors. Enjoy! Thank You Michael,I enjoyed the tie-ins.

Reviewed on May 18 2010

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Nov 29, 2010

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