THE NARROWS by Michael Connelly
FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes - and apparently he has not forgotten her.
Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too - from the widow of an old friend. Her husband's death seems natural, but his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Arriving at a derelict spot in the California desert where the feds are unearthing bodies, Bosch joins forces with Rachel. Now the two are at odds with the FBI...and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own...
Another great Bosch book! I'm up to #10 in the series now.
In this book, Mr. Connelly brings back characters from earlier books. Rachel and the Poet were from a 1992 book, THE POET. Also in this book are Terry McCaleb from BLOOD WORK and A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT. Mr. Connelly weaves these characters and stories into a new book, giving just enough information about the previous cases to make the reader want to run out and buy the earlier books. Great marketing!
I'm continuing to learn more about Harry and the people in his life - his LAPD associates, his ex-wife, his daughter. Next up is THE CLOSER which I read a few months ago. I'll be re-reading it - having more background on Harry will enable the book to make more sense to me.
Then I'm heading over to Amazon.com to get copies of THE POET and BLOOD WORK!