Excerpt from Two Kinds of Truth

Today is release day for the Do No Harm collection of medical thrillers, including my book Unlawful Harvest, the first Kenzie Kirsch book. If you didn’t buy it on preorder, now is your chance to get it at $1.99, because the price will soon go up to $9.99. Even at $9.99, it’s a heck of a deal for 17 full-length medical thrillers.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I have just finished reading Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth, a Harry Bosch novel. Maybe some of you are watching Bosch on Amazon. According to Wikipedia, the 2019 season was based on Two Kinds of Truth. Don’t worry; I’m not going to spoil it for you (assuming the TV series follows the novel.)

It was classic Connelly, and I quite enjoy the Harry Bosch character. This is book 20 in the series, and while you get a little bit of backstory about Bosch’s wife, daughter, brother, and previous partner(s) there is not a lot of information about his childhood, which I’d like a little bit more of.

As soon as Kennedy mentioned his assignment, Bosch put everything together and knew what was going on. Borders, the man thought to have killed three women but convicted of only one murder, was making a final grab at freedom after nearly thirty years on death row. 

Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth

Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town’s three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. To get to the people at the top, Bosch must risk everything and go undercover in the shadowy world of organized pill mills.

Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s days with the LAPD comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues are not keen on protecting his reputation. But if this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked will be called into question. As usual, he must fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison. 

The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

Comments

  1. Must be frustrating and scary for the main character as he tries to keep his name cleared. I haven’t read any of this series yet or watched the Amazon program. It does sound like it can be intense at times. My Teaser is from a light read called Disorganized Crime by Alex A King

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