Bestselling author Michael Connelly announced that his upcoming novel The Night Fire (schedule for release on October 2019) brings Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor, the man who trained him to be a homicide detective.
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before — the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.
Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point.
The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
To make the plot more interesting, Mickey Haller will also be one of the characters present in this story.
The Night Fire will be released in print, eBook and audiobook on the 21st of October in Australia and New Zealand, on October 22 in the USA and Canada, and on the 29th of October in the UK and Ireland. (UK/Ireland eBook and audiobook formats will be available on 22 October.) We’ll share cover art, an excerpt, and more information soon. You can pre-order the book now.