9 Dragons is the 14th novel in the Harry Bosch series and the 22nd book (21st novel) by American crime author Michael Connelly. It was released worldwide on October 13, 2009, although it had been released in the U.K. and Ireland on October 1. The novel is partly set in Hong Kong, where Bosch's daughter Maddie and ex-wife Eleanor Wish live. The main plot involves Maddie being kidnapped by a Chinese Triad (crime syndicate), which Bosch believes is due to his investigation of an L.A. murder, in which his primary suspect is a member of a triad that was shaking down the victim. As a result, Bosch heads to Hong Kong in an effort to rescue her. The name of the most populated region of Hong Kong, Kowloon, means "nine dragons" in English.
Audio CD: 9 Discs
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Did any of you watch Hill Street Blues or Cagney & Lacey in the 80's? This book was reminiscent of those shows to me.
I hadn't listened or read any of the books in the series before, and maybe this wasn't the best place to start, with book 14, but I did like the story. It surrounded this no-nonsense cop and this case involving the Triads. So there was a bit of violence and general gang activity, but the rest of the story was flat to me. I just felt like I had heard it all before.
So I wasn't bowled over by it or turned off either, I fell right in between with this one.
Recommend? Not really.
~I received a copy from Hachette Book Group. I was not compensated for my opinion.~