The Black Ice - Michael Connelly

The Black Ice

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 1,550 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.


  • Great Read!

    By hueyslots
    Excellent story line from beginning to end!
  • Too long.

    By JLeavesley29
    Exciting story, but it dragged out too long.
  • The best

    By Dr Wefald
    I think this is the best written of the Bosch series. Perhaps The Last Coyote comes close. The latest books seem to be written by a committee but this is literature. Don’t get me wrong. I still love the latest books. But this book rings true to the heart. And is so well written and beautiful in prose and style. It is nothing but a masterpiece. They should teach this in the English departments in colleges. Teach how this genre brings forth truths and angst and love like any great book. And no one does it better than Connelly. No one.
  • Guessed right

    By Dan Daily
    Great read! I kinda hoped my guess about a particular direction might be interesting and it turned out to be a good guess! I don’t want to say much more if you catch my drift. Connelly hits another winner! Enjoy!
  • Great Book

    By Recruiterrick
    I have read quite a few Bosch books. But this one was probably my favorite. Never boring, great characterization, an enjoyable read through out.
  • 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.