Two Kinds of Truth

Two Kinds of Truth

Book - 2017
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Mar 16, 2018

Discovered Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series in 2000, and happily, was in a time & place where I could easily catch up--read the first six novels in sequence. Knew I had stumbled onto something special.

Nine years later, read what I consider the very best book in this series, Nine Dragons, which chronicles Harry's desperate search in Hong Kong for his abducted daughter. Unparalleled.

Two Kinds of Truth comes close to that 2009 entry. Here are some reasons why:
1. Harry's works through two cases simultaneously, and one of them impacts him personally.
2. The book brings Harry into contact in a very meaningful way with his half-brother, defence attorney Mickey Haller ("The Lincoln Lawyer"). It's been years since the last instalment in that series, so this was a very welcome surprise. This means the book also includes a major courtroom drama.
3. This book brings together a host of long-time supporting players, two former LAPD partners, a meaningful contribution from Cisco, Mick's investigator and his old friend, retired counsellor "Legal Stiegel."
4. One of the cases involves a little-know but fascinating timely topic: a made-in-the-USA illicit drug operation.
Wow. They'd don't come much better than this.

Highly recommended.

Note: beware! Following comments include many spoilers. You might want to stop reading now and just click "Place a hold."

Feb 27, 2018

I don't know how Michael Connelly does it but I think this is the BEST yet in the "Harry Bosch" series. Both fast-paced and descriptive; nothing extraneous, and readers new to the series should not feel ignorant regarding character connections and yet Connelly doesn't waste time and space on lengthy past explanations. Connelly has yet again come up with timely, current and potent plot issues and delivered his story at the top of his game.

Jan 29, 2018

a reliable addition to the long-running series
'Harry Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.'
harry must work with mickey haller (the lincoln lawyer) to keep a serial killer behind bars and save his reputation.

Jan 27, 2018

Vintage Harry Bosch. Great read. Go back and read his earlier books if you have not done so. Start with his service in Vietnam to really understand the character.

Jan 22, 2018

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. (Description taken from library catalog.)

This is another great crime novel by the best crime novelist today. It ends with a hint of what the next Harry Bosch will be about.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 19, 2018

The hits keep on coming. This is another strong entry in the Bosch series. Connelly explores two issues here.

First, Harry is working a double homicide with the San Fernando PD, which is linked to a crime syndicate. My only beef here is that throughout the book, what is obviously OxyContin is referred to as Oxycodone. It's a misstep that breaks the verisimilitude for me. OC is called Hillbilly Heroin, oxycodone in other formulations is not, and would never be given in the doses described in the novel. Regardless, Connelly does an expert job of taking us into the octopus-like stranglehold that the opiod addiction has on the country and gives us realistic details of how these drugs are put on the streets.

At the same time, someone that Bosch put on death row is asking to have his conviction vacated. At first, this felt like a side story, maybe some filler, but as this storyline progressed, Connelly did an awesome job at tying this to our current economy and the shady deals done in the aftermath of the 2009 recession. How they come together? Well let's just say, I think it's Bosch's fault, but he thinks it is the fault of his attorney, and half-brother, Mickey Haller.

Loved all the flashback characters. I hope Connelly keeps churning these out in real-time. His writing has never been better.

Jan 13, 2018

Two Kinds of Truth is as good as any of the Bosch novels, and I've read them all. I hope Connelly continues to bring back old characters such as Jerry Edgar, Lucia Soto and Cisco in subsequent books. The reappearance of Mickey Haller was especially welcome. I am hoping that Connelly will consider re-directing his time and creative energy by resurrecting Haller in new stand alone novels, and let Renee Ballard sail off into the sunset. On her paddleboard.

Jan 03, 2018

Another fine book by Connelly, this time with both Bosch and Heller playing key roles, with Bosch being the main protagonist, but Mickey Heller also integral to the plots. The author writes in a genre that could be called police procedural, but Harry Bosch carries a lot of baggage, so it's always interesting to read how Harry is doing. The good news is he is still learning in his late 60's.

Dec 23, 2017

Have read all of Michael Connelly's books & have just loved them all. I couldn't wait to read his latest ones. Couldn't put it down until I was finished. Please keep writing more of harry Bosch

Dec 20, 2017

Stunned by LucyBo’s comments re: Harry Bosch being a “political ranter” — ONE direct one-sentence presidential comment from ONE character. One tangential mention —- maybe two? — of an ongoing investigation into possible Russian involvement in the U.S. election which is an actual FACT. That’s it. This is a story about Harry, the evils that opioids cause in several forms, and a past case that threatens to ruin Harry’s reputation. Don’t expect political nuances or ranting. There aren’t any. This is a Harry Bosch story.

Dec 20, 2017

Two Kinds proves than even the admirable Connelly will sometimes jump the shark.

Dec 20, 2017

Great book!!! Harry Bosch keeps you turning those pages with the solving of his cases. Michael Connelly does not disappoint. The only bad thing is that now I have to wait for the next book.

Dec 17, 2017

This is an excellent addition to the Bosch series. Having a little Mickey Haller thrown in is a bonus. The book quickly moved to the Pharmacist murders with their illegal drug angle and the death row killer's bid to get off death row so I knew there were going to be interesting story lines. One of the things I like about Connelly's books is his ability to get you hooked in the first few pages. After that, just keep turning the pages!

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.

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.

Nov 29, 2017

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

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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

Nov 11, 2017

Excellent book!

Nov 06, 2017

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

Nov 05, 2017

Pure Bosch with a Haller grand finale!

[Interesting that after reading this novel, I heard a news segment on Progressive Fake News in Seattle {Counterspin, pathetic fakey show from}, which sounded as if the opiate addiction problem was Trump's fault - - and no, I did NOT vote for him, never voted for ANY republicon - - but reported absolutely no content on the opiate problem. This novel gave us far more information: such as the Big Pharma profit-chain {extra-strength laxatives targeted at the opiate addict population, et cetera,} and Counterspin never mentioned that, nor that congress has stopped the IRS from investigating all the Medicare/Medicaid fraud involved, which involves organized crime with the opiate peddling, et cetera! When you can get more from reading a Bosch novel than from any so-called progressive {actually Fake} news from Counterspin/Faire, you know just how useless all the general fake news/progressive fake news/ alternative fake news, really is. At least Ronan Farrow is doing Real News!]

debwalker Apr 27, 2017

Righteous. Coolest cop ever. Never tire of this saga.

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