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Terry McCaleb's enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as an FBI profiler. However when small-time criminal Edward Gunn is found dead, McCaleb becomes embroiled in a disturbing and complex case leading him to cross the path of Harry Bosch.

This infamous detective has always teetered on the brink of darkness in order to get inside the head of the killer. Is it possible he has stepped across that finely drawn line and embraced darkness?

©2001 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2001 Time Warner Publishing, Inc

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The first book was better

I enjoyed the book but it didn’t grip me like the first one
I think Terry is over taxing his new heart.
I think he is jeopardising his marriage if he continues to get involved in profiling.
He has a second chance all round .
He needs to treasure what he has.

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Oldey but goody Harry Bosch.

Had this book in my Library.
Enjoyed listening on Audible .
Keeps hands free

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average

missing the intriguing aspects of his other books and the reader felt a bit too bland

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  • Mark
  • 27-03-2020

Im enjoying the Terry McCaleb series and the Harry

I'm enjoying the Terry McCaleb series and the Harry Bosch overlap added even more gravity to the investigation as a serial killer almost succeeds in framing Bosch for his crimes. As we've come to expect from Michael Connelly, the book is well crafted with good character and plot development and enough twists and turns to keep the pages turning ata steady pace. A top tier effort in my library.

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  • M. Solis
  • 26-08-2019

Not really a Bosch story

It really is a McCalab story featuring Harry Bosch, but enjoyable and with some action; the solution came too quickly to what I’m used to with Harry Bosch, not very complicated

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  • R L Watson
  • 22-08-2019

Not a fan of the performance

Having listened to the forerunning Bosch books narrated by Dick Hill it was difficult to adjust to harry Bosch with a completely different voice and character. Also a different narrator to blood work (terry macaleb). I nearly gave up on the book many times.

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  • L
  • 01-03-2017

Simple story.....missing Bosch interaction

I enjoyed this storyline but it was lacking Bosch....Narration was fine except for Harry's voice. It was irritating and distracting. He sounded like an old drunk cowboy.

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  • MAGGS
  • 15-08-2015

Good book but not as good as previous on in series

Good book but not as good as previous one in the series Angels Flight.
I also preferred the narrator in Angels Flight
I've only just just started reading Harry Bosch books & so far enjoying them.

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  • R. Card
  • 06-05-2016

Excellent... again!

Any additional comments?

Having just finished the first book in this series and bought this second book straight away, it's probably not a surprise that I enjoyed it just as much. Just such a shame there aren't more in the series... yet?

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  • Stephen Comer
  • 31-07-2015

Not as gripping as the preceding books but still great

Michael Connolly writes great crime novels, this is no exception. I found it not to be quite as gripping as those preceding it but enjoyed it all the same.
The narration was good if slightly monotone at times. If you live the Harry Bosch novels you will love this but if you are considering this as a way into the series definitely start at the beginning.

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  • Jen
  • 06-09-2017

Not one of his best, just OK

Narrator is not the voice of Bosch. Style of this book is good but tale's a bit weak by author's many other efforts - may be a better read than listen.

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  • Anthony Christie
  • 21-10-2016

Top notch thriller.

Hard to fault. A darker side to Bosch. Can't wait for the next instalment of the series.

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  • James N
  • 09-11-2016

Terrible narrating. <br /><br />

Really good story as always but the narrator was terrible. He made Harry Bosch sound like an octogenarian with speech problems instead of a detective with a sharp mind.

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  • collette hoefkens
  • 19-02-2021

Very good.

Neatly brings together characters and action.
Very well read, appropriately exposing flaws and complexity of players.

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  • thehangryguy
  • 18-11-2020

Give this one a miss

I've listened to about 6 Bosch books now. loved them all apart from this one. lost interest half way through and couldn't wait for it to be over. Poor story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2020

Not the best of Bosch

Having not read Blood Work (Terry McCaleb #1) perhaps I couldn't fully appreciate his role here in A Darkness More Than Night. If you're just following the Bosch series to this point it's very hard to get behind McCaleb's investigation into Bosch. As a result, overall I found it slow and hard engage with. It's not bad just not as gripping as the previous Bosch books. I'm excited to move on to the next Bosch and hopefully see our flawed hero back in a lead role.

A mediocre entry in and otherwise great series.

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