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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; 388 p. ; 24 cm. Notes; NOT price-clipped. First edition and first printing. Summary; Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long. First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder. Then a city councilman's son is found dead - fallen or pushed from a hotel window - and he insists on Bosch taking the case despite the two men's history of enmity. The cases are unrelated but they twist around each other like the double helix of a DNA strand. One leads to the discovery of a killer operating in the city for as many as three decades; the other to a deep political conspiracy that reached back into the dark history of the police department. Subjects; Bosch, Harry - Fiction. Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character) - Fiction. Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction. Crime & mystery. Fiction / Literary. Genres; Detective and mystery stories. Novel.

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LOS ANGELES - SERVICE DES AFFAIRES NON RÉSOLUES

Ce service enquête sur des meurtres qui ont été commis à Los Angeles au cours des cinquante dernières années. Les 10 000 affaires non résolues sont classées par année et réparties entre cinq équipes de deux détectives. Leur tâche consiste à réétudier chaque affaire avec les moyens techniques et scientifiques dont la police dispose aujourd'hui. Harry Bosch et son partenaire David Chu constituent la sixième équipe, appelée «équipe volante», et s'occupent, quant à eux, du surplus d'affaires et des enquêtes spéciales. Harry Bosch, qui attend avec impatience de se voir confier une nouvelle affaire, est appelé dans le bureau de sa supérieure hiérarchique qui lui communique des résultats d'analyse surprenants concernant un meurtre qui date de 1989...

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Christmas came once a month in the Open-Un-solved Unit. That was when the lieutenant made her way around the squad room like Santa Claus, parceling out the assignments like presents to the squad's six detective teams. The cold hits were the lifeblood of the unit. The teams didn't wait for callouts and fresh kills in Open-Unsolved. They waited for cold hits.
The Open-Unsolved Unit investigated unsolved murders going back fifty years in Los Angeles. There were twelve detectives, a secretary, a squad room supervisor, known as the whip, and the lieutenant. And there were ten thousand cases. The first five detective teams split up the fifty years, each pair taking ten randomly chosen years. Their task was to pull ail the unsolved homicide cases from their assigned years out of archives, evaluate them and submit long-stored and forgotten evidence for reanalysis with contemporary technology. Ail DNA submissions were handled by the new regional lab out at Cal State. When DNA from an old case was matched to an individual whose genetic profile was carried in any of the nation's DNA data-bases, it was called a cold hit. The lab put cold hit notices in the mail at the end of every month. They would arrive a day or two later at the Police Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles. Usually by 8 a.m. that day, the lieutenant would open the door of her private office and enter the squad room. She carried the envelopes in her hand. Each hit sheet was mailed individually in a yellow business envelope. Generally, the envelopes were handed to the same detectives who had submitted the DNA evidence to the lab. But sometimes there were too many cold hits for one team to handle at once. Sometimes detectives were in court or on vacation or on leave. And sometimes the cold hits revealed circumstances that required the utmost finesse and experience. That was where the sixth team came in. Detectives Harry Bosch and David Chu were the sixth team. They were floaters. They handled overflow cases and special investigations.

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"Each of his books is so much more than the sum of its parts....Connelly writes true-to-life fiction about true crime. What makes his crme stories ring true is that they're never really over."? Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Thank God for Michael Connelly....Connelly retains his journalistic gifts; his eye for detail is spot on....Taken together, his 22 novels form an indispensible, compelling chronicle of L.A."? Jonathan Shapiro, Los Angeles Times

"Mr. Connelly, a former journalist, is a master of mixing realistic details of police work and courtroom procedure with the private feelings and personal lives of his protagonists, and of building suspense even as he evokes the somber poetry inherent in battling the dark side."? Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

"Another of Connelly's brilliant Los Angeles crime novels."? Les Roberts, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Connelly's prose is so smooth that it looks easy....The product of a master fully in command of his craft."? Robin Vidimos, Denver Post

"Connelly knows his way around a police investigation, and he knows his way around a courtroom. This knowledge makes his stories believable while his writing skills make them come alive....An exciting writer and one we love to read."? Jackie K. Cooper, Huffington Post

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