City of Bones

City of Bones

A Novel

Book - 2002
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After accidentally intercepting some telephone messages for the previous tenant of his new apartment, computer entrepreneur Henry Price is drawn into a nightmarish web of dark and dangerous secrets as he races against time to save the life of a woman he has never met. 350,000 first printing.

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The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new telephone clearly aren't intended for him: "Where is Lilly? This is her number. It's on the site."
Pierce has just been thrown out by his girlfriend and moved into a new apartment, and the company he founded is headed into the most critical phase of fund-raising. He's been "chasing the dime" - doing all it takes to come out first in a technological battle whose victor will make millions. But he can't get the messages for a woman named Lilly out of his head:
"Uh, yes, hello, my name is Frank. I'm at the Peninsula. Room six twelve. So give me a call when you can."
Something is wrong. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he has never met.
The world he enters is one of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. The beautiful Lilly is an object of desire to thousands. To Pierce, she becomes the key that might fix a broken life. But in pursuing Lilly, Pierce has entered a landscape where his success and expertise mean nothing. He is a mark, an outsider, and soon he is also the victim of astonishing violence, the chief suspect in a murder case, and fighting for his life against forces he can barely discern.

Baker
& Taylor

After accidentally intercepting some telephone messages for the previous tenant of his new apartment, Henry Pierce is drawn into a web of dangerous secrets as he races against time to save the life of a woman he has never met.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316153911
0316153915
9780316154055
0316154059
Branch Call Number: M CONNELLY
M CONNELLY
Characteristics: 393 p

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gusmcrae
May 02, 2017

Another good entry in the Harry Bosch series as he searches for answers in a cold case of a missing child whose bones turn up on a California hillside. The mysteries in the Bosch books are rarely as twisty as some of the other books I tend to read, but I just find that Harry himself is a good enough draw to keep me coming back.

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Blue_Tarp
Oct 15, 2016

I have read several of Connelly's "Bosch" books, which have all been very good, but this one is the best so far. Highly recommended.

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fatemamahmud
Jun 26, 2016

great book

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21221018293347
May 14, 2015

This is the first Michael Connelly book I have read. It is an engaging easy read, interesting characters and story line.

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jimg2000
Aug 14, 2012

A melancholy non-dramatic police story that focused more on police procedures and politics that finally drove a veteran cop to retirement.

kmcicco2000 Feb 23, 2012

This is the review for the previous Michael Connelly book - "A Darkness More than Night" - not a review for "City of Bones"

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siammarino Jul 09, 2015

Detective Bosch is called to investigate a case where a dog finds a human bone that belongs to a child killed many years ago. Really like the detective's unflagging drive to solve this difficult case. There's a little romance too, but it ends in tragedy. A page-turner.

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kaijene
May 04, 2018

Where are you, tough guy?

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