Desert Star

Desert Star

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 08/11/2022
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A year has passed since LAPD detective Renee Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. Yet, after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving "the Late Show" to rebuild the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him but that he hasn't been able to crack - the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come work with her as a volunteer investigator in the new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his "white whale" with the resources of the LAPD behind him.

The two must put aside old resentments to work together again and close in on a dangerous killer. Propulsive and unstoppable, this new novel demonstrates once again why "Connelly is the real deal" (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409186229
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 629g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 36 mm

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Desert Star
Bosch never fails to impress
Bosch is my guilty pleasure, there, I’ve said it. Whether he’s going solo, sparring with his half-brother Mickey Haller or, as in this case, partnering wit... READ MORE
T Edwards
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Truly exceptional.
When Renee Ballard is given the opportunity to run the cold case department of the LAPD, there is one condition, she is to investigate the death of a city ... READ MORE
Peter  Evans
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Desert Star by Michael Connelly
Desert Star by Michael Connelly is one of the author’s masterclasses in storytelling. Ballard and Bosch work together to solve the cold cases now the unit ... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Desert Star
Detectives Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard are back- this time Renee is running an unsolved crimes unit and she recruits retired cop Harry to be a civilian v... READ MORE
Annette Librarian
Desert Star
Absolutely amazing book by my favourite author Michael Connelly. This is a classic Bosch novel enhanced by the continuing presence of Renee Ballard. The s... READ MORE
robert baker
Desert Star
Bosch and Ballard return to solve a cold case
Michael Connelly’s latest has Bosch reuniting with Ballard to solve a horrible crime. Connelly has given us another page turner where his characters emerge... READ MORE
Michael Pluhar