fredag den 26. november 2010
Michael Connelly, 9 Dragons (2009)
Harry Bosch and partner are called out to a liquor store robbery. The Chinese owner, a hardworking immigrant and quiet family father, John Li, has been shot three times through the chest. A week-old surveillance tape shows an Asian type who may be extorting Li, and the police suspect the murder was committed by a triad, a secret Chinese society.
Harry is a thorough and observant detective, dedicated to his job, and when the case leads him to Hong Kong, he rushes off on the first plane. Despite his best efforts, he gets some things wrong in the first place, however, so we don´t get all the answers until the last chapters of the book. Besides, the single father Harry learns a bit about what it takes to raise a teenage daughter.
An exciting story with much interesting information about Hong Kong and Chinese culture, but it also brought tears to my eyes once – something that doesn´t happen very often.
Inspired by this blog post I bought the Kindle ebook myself. Thank you, Seana, it was a great read.