The Burning Room

The Burning Room

by Michael Connelly
Mystery
Little, Brown & Co.
Hardcover, 400 pages
$28.00

It’s a hot title for a cold case, but this newly-published Harry Bosch police procedural is another in that series of winners. Here Bosch is paired with a rookie partner, Lucia Soto, a young Latina who soon mirrors the skills of her new mentor. Nine years ago the victim was shot by a supposedly stray bullet. Now he has died and become the work of the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit. Soon it is apparent that the shooting may not have been random, but rather part of a political intrigue. As always with Harry Bosch, this one is hard to put down so it is best to start it on a Friday evening in winter.