The Black Ice - Michael Connelly

The Black Ice

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Police Procedural
4 Score: 4 (From 1,113 Ratings)


When an LAPD narcotics officer is found with a fatal bullet wound and a suicide note, Detective Harry Bosch follows a bloody trail of drug murders across the Mexico border.

​Working the case, LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Soon Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border. Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game—one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim.


  • A great book by Connely

    By A Fenn
    This book was captivating and rewarding to read. It made me wish for future success of Harry Bosch's future romance life. A well told suspenseful story. Good Reading and Cheers, Fenning
  • Loved Black Ice!

    By Dezie02
    This is my first Michael Connelly book I have read, and I absolutely loved it. From beginning to end I was hooked. I would definitely recommend this book to people who love reading about law enforcement, narcotics, murders, twist and turns in the plot, with a lot of action and thrills to go with it. I also liked how Connelly used reference to actual geographic location, such as street names in the Hollywood/L.A. & Mexicali area. Makes the story feel real. This is Connellys second book to this series. The first book is named "The Black Echo." I have not had the chance to read it, but will now. The third installment is due out next month. Harry Bosch is the main character and will keep you in suspence with his never giving up attitude. He will take you on a journey to solve police cases that involve a string of murders from the streets of Hollywood to Mexicali. You have to buy the book to get all the exciting details.
  • Excellent

    By LisaLee3
    Great read. The price didn't do it justice.
  • A good one

    By ReadSpeed
    I enjoyed this. Characters were well written and entertaining. I burst out laughing at some parts and am still unsure whether they are supposed to be funny.
  • Black Ice

    By Greg.LB
    Character development mingles duplicity and dualities in a plot of pathos and poetic symbolism. - We are caught in a puzzle as Bosch wends through his life, his city, and twin border towns of mexico - finding "truth" that wants to hide and pieces of "good" where none exists.
  • Black Ice

    By MLT9519
    I spent $1.99 to read a book that a I couldn't put down. Awesome!
  • Voices

    By utahcamera
    The book is fine; however it's the SAME voices as used in Patriot! NO changes in voice what so ever, so it is confusing more than half way through the book as to who is who.
  • Black ice

    By Shellywit
    True Detective Bosch style. Brilliant reading.