I have read all of the Harry Bosch series that Michael Connelly wrote. Since I have read so many of his books this book was an easy read as almost all his characters I already knew by heart as well as their characteristics. I find that Michael Connelly with almost every Harry Bosch that there is always a dirty cop involved, a cop who is incompetent, Harry is always bordering the line of right and wrong during his investigation and he pushes the limits, that multiple murders are solved by the end of the story, and Harry ends up getting the perve. I notice that Ballard has a lot of similar characteristics as Harry although she is much younger. I rate this book as a five although I do not believe it is his best work. But Michael still does not let you down as you become entwine with his imagination and the illusion of the story.