The Dark Hours

£20.00

There’s chaos in Hollywood on New Year’s Eve. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. As reports start to roll in of shattered windshields and other damage, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party. It doesn’t take long for Ballard to determine that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky. Ballard’s investigation leads her to look into another unsolved murder – a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where the old and new cases intersect. All the while they must look over their shoulders. The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him.

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AS NIGHT FALLS, A KILLER COMES TO LIGHT…
An authentic, topical and terrifying thriller: one of Michael Connelly’s very best.’ THE TIMES

The Dark Hours is yet another superb thriller from a writer at the top of his game’
SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Consistently excellent … The plotting is as skilful as ever, and the pacing as relentless’
MAIL ON SUNDAY

On New Year’s Eve at the end of one of the hardest years in history, hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air in time-honoured LA tradition. But as the rain of lead comes down, a man is shot dead in the middle of a crowded street party.

Detective Renée Ballard soon connects the bullet to an unsolved cold case last worked by legendary ex-LAPD detective Harry Bosch. As they investigate where the old and new cases connect, a new crime shatters the night shift.

The Midnight Men are a pair of violent predators who stalk the city during the dark hours, and will kill to keep their identities secret.

In a police department shaken to the core by pandemic and protests, both cases have the power to save Ballard’s belief in the job – or take everything from her…

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CRIME DOESN’T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY.

‘One of the very best writers working today’ Sunday Telegraph

‘The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation’ Ian Rankin

‘A superb natural storyteller’ Lee Child

‘A master’ Stephen King

‘Crime thriller writing of the highest order’ Guardian

‘America’s greatest living crime writer’ Daily Express

‘A crime writing genius’ Independent on Sunday

Additional information

Weight 0.62 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 16 × 4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

391

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K