Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons

A Novel

Book - 2009
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LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.
Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.
The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. 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.
And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
ISBN: 9780316166317
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: 9 dragons


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Feb 22, 2018

A page-turner as usual. But it got too-close-and-personal to Bosch family for my taste. Cause and effect got way skewed; his 13 yr old daughter ended up responsible for nine dead. Unreal.

Nov 27, 2017

Dang. This was the first fumble in the series. The previous one, The Overlook, was great. This one felt like some of my home repair projects: some duct tape and paint at the end to make it complete. Without spoiling the book for new readers, there is a component involving Hong Kong that seems contrived only to eliminate a recurring character and deepen the fatherhood/vulnerability angle. Nobody hits the ball every time and hopefully the next one will be back to form.

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.

Nov 15, 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

Dec 14, 2012

best book in the world

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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Nov 29, 2010

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