The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925267235

Category: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

Page: 448

View: 5422

A bullet takes ten years to find its mark. Now Bosch must find the killer .

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409145646

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7641

Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly. In the LA Police's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743438966

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9999

Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled years earlier. In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when Orlando Merced finally succumbs to complications from being shot ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Partnered with Lucia Soto, a rookie detective who made her name in a violent liquor store shoot-out, Bosch begins to see political dimensions to the case - a case where, despite the seemingly impossible odds, failure to find the killer is simply not an option. But not only does Soto soon reveal a burning obsession that could make her a loose cannon, the one piece of evidence they have on the Merced shooting also points in a shocking and unexpected direction that could unsettle the very people who want Bosch to close out the case. It's looking like Orlando Merced may not be the investigation's only victim - and that includes Bosch himself. 'A modern-day master of crime writing . . . arguably the best detective series of our era.' Good Reading 'The finest crime writer working today' - Neil Cross, lead scriptwriter of Spooks and creator of Luther

The Burning Room: by Michael Connelly | Summary & Analysis

Author: Elite Summaries

Publisher: Elite Summaries

ISBN: 1535331550

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2350

Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner detective Lucia Soto are tasked to investigate a recent murder, with a trigger that was pulled nine years earlier. Quite a unique case as not many murder victims pass away almost 10 years after the crime was conducted; Bosch faced the complication of having the body still fresh with other evidence being virtually nonexistent. Turned out to be a highly charged and politically sensitive murder, Bosch must gather leads from old information. Further, he must reveal that the shooting was anything but random. With an addition of Bosch’s twenty-eight year old rookie partner, the book The Burning Room provides an interplay that is amusing and informative. Fast moving and fully engrossed with police procedures, the readers will be engaged with the story plot, which involves politics, corruptions, vengeance, greed, and lust. Each and every scene is painted in beautiful pictures, where readers will get into it with visual ease. Featured with a slam-bang ending, The Burning Room is thrilling and exciting. Written by Michael Connelly, a former newspaper reporter turned a bestselling author, The Burning Room proves that both Bosch and Connelly still have their touch. Being one of the most popular characters in American crime fiction, Bosch new adventure with his new partner is as fresh and original as ever. A great book and highly recommended.

The Black Box

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743435126

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 7308

May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier--and investigating them got a whole lot harder. Escorted by national guard soldiers from murder scene to murder scene, Harry and his colleagues are only able to do the bare minimum in terms of collecting evidence. And for Harry that's not enough. When he finds the body of a female journalist executed in an alley, he cannot accept that he will never be able to bring her killer to justice, and her tragedy starts to eat into his soul. But then, twenty years later, Harry finds himself working in the Open Unsolved Unit, and suddenly the past comes back to haunt him once again, in a way he could never have imagined.

The Burning Chambers

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Mantle

ISBN: 1760559237

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9859

Carcassonne, 1562. The massacre of sixty-six Huguenots outside of the city walls sets an epic adventure in motion in the first novel in Kate Mosse's Burning Chambers series. "Mosse's fans will relish this tale of secrets, love and treachery" The Times International bestselling author Kate Mosse heads to 16th century France for her hotly anticipated, gripping new historical novel, The Burning Chambers. As the Wars of Religion begin to take hold, a young Catholic girl and a Huguenot believer find themselves in possession of a priceless treasure, and set upon a quest to uncover a long buried secret hidden in the mysterious Chateau de Puivert... With all the mystery and momentum of her first multi-million copy bestseller, Labyrinth, this is Kate Mosse at her very best.

Angels Flight

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742371671

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 400

View: 6383

A lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial at the foot of Angels Flight in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

The Burning Court

Author: John Dickson Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780020037

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 466

A classic tale combining hints of the supernatural and an 'impossible' murder. The death of Miles Despard looks simple enough. But then how does the housekeeper see a woman walk through a wall? And how would someone walk through a door that had been bricked up two hundred years ago? To all intents and purposes, it looks as if someone has come from the past to commit the murder, but could that really be the case? Surely not...

The Crossing

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316225894

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7742

Harry Bosch crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 1427

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

The Burning Question

We can't burn half the world's oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit?

Author: Mike Berners-Lee,Duncan Clark

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658857

Category: Science

Page: 403

View: 9745

The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries. One reason is that saving energy is like squeezing a balloon: reductions in one place lead to increases elsewhere. Another reason is that clean energy sources don't in themselves slow the rate of fossil fuel extraction. Tackling global warming will mean persuading the world to abandon oil, coal and gas reserves worth many trillions of dollars - at least until we have the means to put carbon back in the ground. The burning question is whether that can be done. What mix of politics, psychology, economics and technology might be required? Are the energy companies massively overvalued, and how will carbon-cuts affect the global economy? Will we wake up to the threat in time? And who can do what to make it all happen?

The Burning Girl

Author: Claire Messud

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0708898602

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7738

A bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship from the New York Times bestselling author of The Woman Upstairs. Julia Robinson and Cassie Burnes have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge: while Julia comes from a stable, happy, middle-class family, Cassie never knew her father, who died when she was an infant, and has an increasingly tempestuous relationship with her single mother, Bev. When Bev becomes involved with the mysterious Anders Shute, Cassie feels cruelly abandoned. Disturbed, angry and desperate for answers, she sets out on a journey that will put her own life in danger, and shatter her oldest friendship. Compact, compelling, and ferociously sad, The Burning Girl is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community, and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. Claire Messud brilliantly mixes folklore and Bildungsroman, exploring the ways in which our made-up stories, and their consequences, become real.

The Harry Bosch Mysteries

The Black Echo, the Black Ice, the Concrete Blonde

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741755633

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 759

View: 4939

Contains three Harry Bosch novels. THE BLACK ECHO: A body found in a tunnel off Mulholland Drive looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but one new puncture wound amidst the scars of old tracks leaves LAPD detective Harry Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Bosch recognises the victim: Billy Meadows was a fellow 'tunnel rat' in Vietnam. Bosch believes he let down Billy once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice. THE BLACK ICE: When the body of a missing LAPD narcotics officer is found, rumours soon emerge that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice from Mexico. The LAPD are quick to declare the death as a suicide, but Bosch is not so sure. Fighting an attraction to the cop's widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders, and into a dangerous world of shifting identities and deadly corruption. THE CONCRETE BLONDE: When Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, he was convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city's most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Church's widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the killer used to taunt him with. As he battles to clear his name in court, Bosch faces a desperate race against time to find the killer...

Deliverance and Healing

Training Manual

Author: Mike Connell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482769883

Category: Religion

Page: 76

View: 6158

* Manual only (transcripts not included) * Full version available from here: http://createspace.com/4101124 Mike's complete notes on Deliverance & Healing. Contents include: 1. Apostolic anointing and ministry 2. How demons enter and oppress people 3. Curses and how to deal with them 4. Breaking bondages 5. Casting out spirits 6. Healing the wounded heart 7. Ungodly beliefs 8. Ministering to people 9. House cleansing Appendix:Discerning of spirits Audio Transcripts: (not included - see above) Apostolic Anointing and Ministry (1 of 5) The apostolic anointing is a commissioning, sending, empowerment to impact lives for the kingdom of God. Jesus first sent 12, then 70, and finally all believers. We're all sent by God, we all have a sphere of influence, and god wants us to be used in this ministry - not only of sharing the gospel, but of healing the sick, and delivering people from evil spirits. Evil Spirits and how they Operate (2 of 5) Examples of Jesus' ministry of deliverance, how He worked, how He operated, and then some of Jesus' teaching as to what evil spirits are and how they operate. How spirits get into people's lives and the ways they operate, leading into a closer examination of the scriptures around deliverance, and what they reveal about demons, and the spirit world. Some basics of the deliverance ministry, leading into a practice exercise (activation). Gateways for Demonic Spirits (3 of 5) Demons need a 'legal doorway' to enter a persons life. In this session, a check-list of 9 common doorways are explained; and what kinds of things would happen inside a person, as a result of demonic bondage. Curses and How to Deal with Them (4 of 5) For people who have a spiritual world view, blessing and cursing are a great reality. Blessing means there's a flow of spiritual power that brings favour around my life; cursing means there is a flow of spiritual power that obstructs and frustrates and sets me back continually. This session will help you identify when a curse is operating, and how to go about addressing it. This includes a range of heart issues that give legal rights to demons. Jesus came to set us free! Casting out of Spirits (5 of 5) Simple dynamics of how to lead someone through deliverance, including dealing with some issues of the heart where demons are attached. Beautiful examples of healing encounters. Supplementary Videos: Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/deliveranceandhealing http://vimeo.com/51096741 http://vimeo.com/53942355 http://vimeo.com/51202605 http://vimeo.com/51278326 http://vimeo.com/53997068 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrhZUkV364KNwwhTPWLkYDfmR-a5cRMTV Video (1 of 5): http://youtu.be/MBbhr4qCrOg Video (2 of 5): http://youtu.be/6VRcm-kK_t8 Video (3 of 5): http://youtu.be/gSAN3otYLRU Video (4 of 5): http://youtu.be/CACQnOn2OIs Video (5 of 5): http://youtu.be/loUSFe6FiiA

The Burning Wire

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439158968

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2808

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and The Bone Collector—Lincoln Rhyme is back, on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear. The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it, modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so searing that steel melts and his victims are set afire. When the first explosion occurs in broad daylight, reducing a city bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel-riddled metal, officials fear terrorism. Rhyme, a world-class forensic criminologist known for his successful apprehension of the most devious criminals, is immediately tapped for the investigation. Long a quadriplegic, he assembles NYPD detective Amelia Sachs and officer Ron Pulaski as his eyes, ears and legs on crime sites, and FBI agent Fred Dellray as his undercover man on the street. As the attacks continue across the city at a sickening pace, and terrifying demand letters begin appearing, the team works desperately against time and with maddeningly little forensic evidence to try to find the killer. Or is it killers . . . ? Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme’s net. Juggling two massive investigations against a cruel ticking clock takes a toll on Rhyme’s health. Soon Rhyme is fighting on yet another front—and his determination to work despite his physical limitations threatens to drive away his closest allies when he needs them most . . .

The Borning Room

Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1482101157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 103

View: 5865

Mothers give birth in the borning room. The dying take their departure there. Outside the Lott family's Ohio farmhouse, the Civil War rages, slavery falls, and the world marvels at the wonder of electricity. Inside, within the walls of the borning room, Georgina Lott will experience her life's greatest turnings. Across the years, she discovers womanhood and first love, experiences the mourning that comes with loss, and, as did her mother and grandmother, at last takes her place in the room as another precious life is about to begin.

The Drop

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409156932

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7250

When evidence links a brutal murder in 1989 to a convicted rapist named Clayton Pell, the case should be water-tight. Pell's DNA was found on the victim - but he was only eight years old at the time. This is not the only mystery Harry Bosch has to solve. A man jumped - or was pushed - from a window. The victim's father is Councilman Irving, who's been intent on destroying Harry's career for years. Now Irving wants Harry to head up the investigation. Harry uncovers traces of two of the city's deepest secrets: a killer operating for as many as three decades without being detected, and a conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department...

Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories

Three Harry Bosch Stories

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409143090

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 6145

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch as we've never seen him before, in an exclusive eBook containing three compelling short stories In SUICIDE RUN, the apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In CIELO AZUL, Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case - the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. As her killer sits on death row, Bosch tries one last time to get the answers he has sought for years. In ONE DOLLAR JACKPOT, Bosch works the murder of a professional poker player whose skills have made her more than one enemy. Whether investigating a cold case or fresh blood, Bosch relentlessly pursues his quarry, always on the lookout for the "tell". In this first collection of Harry Bosch stories, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates that he is 'the greatest living American crime writer' (MIRROR).

The Burn Journals

Author: Brent Runyon

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307276953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2285

In the tradition of Running with Scissors and Girl, Interrupted, The Burn Journals is a truly remarkable book about teenage despair and recovery. "Describes a particular kind of youthful male desolation better than it has ever been described before, by anyone." --Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon I don’t want to get out of bed. I’m so stupid. I did so many things wrong. I don’t know what to do. I’m going to be in so much trouble. What am I going to do? I’m completely screwed. In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match. He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body and spent the next year recovering in hospitals and rehab facilities. During that year of physical recovery, Runyon began to question what he’d done, undertaking the complicated journey from near-death back to high school, and from suicide back to the emotional mainstream of life.