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Summary

A brand new Harry Bosch short story from bestselling crime writer Michael Connelly.

When the department's sorter takes a call from an anonymous witness to a cold case murder, she takes it straight to Harry Bosch who finds the accused in San Quentin. He's locked away for a different murder but only a few months away from a parole hearing which is likely to see him walking free. New methods find DNA on the murder weapon but having sat in an archive for 20 years, it's not strong enough to take to court. To keep him behind bars, Bosch has no choice but to find the witness who doesn't want to be found.

©2014 Hieronymous Inc (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Where's the rest of it?

What would have made Switchblade better?

Sadly I've been charged 1 credit for just 48 minutes!

Where's the rest of it?

Seems to be a rip off by audible.

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Excellent Narration

The narration is excellent and conveys the struggle law enforcement have in dealing with cold cases.

My gripe with many (not all) short stories however, is the author doesn't give a proper closure on the plot or want to deal with the ending.

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Excellent narration and good storyline

Very short but enjoyable, especially the pace and contrasting characters voices.
Bosch stories tend to be complex so a slower narration helps a lot.

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Cariou is Bosch

Im normally a fan of the long story, where the small side plots eventually feed into the bigger narrative. This collection isnt like that and feels like a group of stories that couldnt be developed into a bigger or more dynamic story. Each short is enjoyable enough but I didnt feel as fullfilled as I do with the longer Bosch stories. Very much worth a listen and Im glad I did as a Bosch fan. Some seriels change narators or use a good performer regardless of context but for me Len Cariou is Bosch, I dont know what Bosch looks like (I have an image in my head) but I know what he sounds like and its len Cariou is performance isnt the most textured but its perfect for the old time detective.