Two Kinds of Truth

Two Kinds of Truth

Large Print - 2017
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Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780316476676
0316476676
Characteristics: 513 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 2 kinds of truth

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gloryb
Dec 12, 2017

Connelly has his now retired LAPD detective, Bosch, working on a volunteer basis on cold cases. He has placed Bosch in 3 different situations in this novel in which Bosch successfully solves a murder involving sale of illicit drugs, a cold case disappearance, and an accusation of evidence tampering from a death row inmate. The longer plot is the one dealing with the sale of illicit drugs in which Connelly lengthily describes the actions of how the pills are bought and distributed. That plot is the more exciting one to read about as Bosch goes undercover and has some adventures posing as a drug addict. The other 2 minor plots are solved within a chapter.One plot features court detail/dialogue so not that interesting, but does show how lawyers get results based on innuendo. A mildly interesting read.

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leewardside
Dec 01, 2017

Just a heads up for anyone who reads the comment section before putting a hold on a book, after reading the comment from Lucybo, I was expecting Connelly to go all virtue signalling on the latest American political travesty. Not so, the only derogatory remark about the present president was by a minor character. That's it. I have read all Connelly's fiction (not e-books) and I've never known him to bring politics or product placement (as one nit claimed) into his books. This was good Connelly with the added filip of Mickey Haller and his out of left field lawyerly moves.

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LindaMarion
Nov 29, 2017

Good story and characters! Enjoyable read! Would recommend. Looking forward to Michael Connelly's next book!

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brianwalsh1948
Nov 23, 2017

Great read and the bonus was the inclusion of Mickey Haller, who is another fascinating character. The story lines are typical Connelly dark themed and sometimes depressing, but captivating. Couldn't put this book down and finished it in one day. The ending seemed to leave the opening of the next book (hopefully). Any Harry Bosch fan will love this book!!

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drawgers
Nov 22, 2017

Yet another great Harry Bosch book from Michael Connelly. I remember thinking Connelly was ending the series a few books ago when Bosch retired from the LAPD, but he's found fun ways to continue the series - which is great as Bosch is such a good character. I hope he keeps it going for many more books. Bringing in Mickey Haller is always fun, the story lines interweave and overlap to help with suspense and fit with the Bosch character.

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USAF1969
Nov 22, 2017

Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch deliver again with TWO KINDS OF TRUTH. Great story lines (always more than one going in his books) related to corruption in the justice system and the epidemic of pain pill consumption with how the bad guys make money on it - lots of money. And, of course there is the usual underlying themes of wasted lives in daily grind of life. Bosch is a guy hovering between retirement and yet still looking for ways to keep his hand in police business - and being an empty nester working maintaining his ties with his only child. I can relate. Great read. Enjoy.

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LucyBo
Nov 15, 2017

Connelly has fallen in to the ranks of political ranters. He criticizes the current President at every chance and makes his Left leanings apparent. I am so glad I did not buy this book. I will buy no more from Connelly. As soon as fiction books become a lecture on political views, I will pass.

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knitter2248
Nov 11, 2017

Terrific, may be one of the best Harry Bosh books. Great plot, well developed characters and a bit of a lesson about the "two kinds of truth" as Harry defines them. Start it and you'll just want to keep reading. Highly recommended

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bixbyjim
Nov 11, 2017

Excellent book!

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IV27HUjg
Nov 06, 2017

Ditto! Now that Titus Dewiller? spelling wrong- is the new voice of Bosch it's even better.

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