By Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is assigned a murder name in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, the place the chinese language proprietor has been shot to loss of life in the back of the counter in an obvious robbery.
Joined via participants of the department's Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and shortly identifies a suspect, a l. a. member of a Hong Kong triad. yet earlier than Harry can shut in, he will get the note that his younger daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong together with her mom, is missing.
Bosch drops every thing to trip around the Pacific to discover his daughter. may perhaps her disappearance and the case be attached? With the stakes of the research so excessive and so own, Bosch is up opposed to the clock in a brand new urban, the place not anything is at it kind of feels.
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Publication Date: 2008-01-20
Number of Pages: 96
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Surely no more than a few miles if her father was to be communicated with that day and if an exchange of money and her person were to be made within the day. What would happen about the wedding? she wondered. Would the church and the vicar be available again the next day? Would all the guests come again? Would the wedding breakfast be irrevocably ruined? How far were they taking her? She realized that in her present situation every minute must understandably feel like an hour, but even so those minutes or hours became interminable.
There was a groan from the bed behind him and he turned sharply and walked across the room to stand beside the bed, his hands clasped behind him. ' Let her live, he prayed fiercely and silently. ***************************************************************** ********************** The bed was comfortable and the room was warm. She could feel the softness of a mattress at her back and the thickness of a feather pillow beneath her head. The warmth was dancing pink beyond her eyelids. There must be a fire burning in the room.
Nancy cried and she rushed forward again. He looked at her, his face harsh and pale. "Nance," he said, "I need a room and a bed. And warm water and cloths. She is badly hurt, I believe. And a doctor. Hemmings"—he turned toward the butler—"send for a doctor. " Nancy's eyes widened. She had no time to feel either surprise or joy. She had no time to look for changes in her brother. "She jumped out of the carriage and hit her head," he said grimly, striding past her in the direction of the stairs.