The Crossing - Michael Connelly

The Crossing

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 1,015 Ratings


In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal).
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup.
Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution.
Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).


  • Love Harry and Mickey

    By ThilmCo
    This is actually my second reading of The Crossing. As a fine artist and art history aficionado, I love Hieronymus Bosch’s diptych “Garden of Earthly Delights”. The depth and meaning of the paintings are immeasurable. But, I am also a huge crime thriller devotee as well. So, when I came across Michael Connelly’s Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch character several years ago, I absolutely had to read the first book which led to the next and so on. And I have read the Mickey Haller books as well. It was great to see their connection introduced as half brothers and what that might entail. When Amazon started making the Bosch series I worried that my idea of what Harry’s character looked and sounded like would be destroyed. I have to admit that at first I was unsure of Titus Welliver fitting into what I saw as literally a much taller person, but Mr. Welliver’s acting style has fit accordingly and much to my surprise the series has gone along with the narrative of the books with one glaring difference, the connection to Mickey Haller. This is one book I would like to see in the TV series because the connection has so many implications and give great background to Harry’s character. As always, thank you Mr. Connelly for your well researched and beautifully painted characters. I look forward to reading more and seeing how the TV series plays out.
  • Better without the WOKE idiocy.

    By Cat mandu 2015
    So much better without the WOKE idiocy included in his more recent books and TV show. WOKE culture is a fake shallow drain on any and all good forms of art.
  • The Crossing

    By Am book reader
    Excellent, 5 stars. Love Haller and a reluctant Bosch together.
  • Great story!

    By Scrabble tile
    For some reason I skipped this when it came out ... probably because of reviews saying it was a "short story". I don't know what book those reviewers are talking about, after reading and thoroughly enjoying this book! It's a great story, great characters, more of the same that Harry Bosch fans are used to! Highly recommended! Thanks for a fun read, Mr. Connelly!
  • The Crossing

    By NavCad
    The best!
  • A Little myself

    By Seaaggie1976
    I have only myself to blame for not thoroughly reading the reviews from other readers before buying this shorter Bosch novel. Since Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters I probably bought this anyway but would have been expecting a very quick read. Oh well....the sad thing is that this could have easily have been a more thorough story with the great character development I have grown to expect. It is like Michael Connolly just didn't care or try on this one. I can only hope the next Bosch story returns to the high levels of the all of the other predecessors (except for The Crossing)
  • The Crossing

    By zoesampoochie
    Good Story. Incomplete. Really not a novel, but a short story. Felt ripped off in the end. Wished it had gone full circle.
  • A bit short

    By Hollypoint
    Good story, enjoyed seeing the story unfold from Harry's side vice Mick's in the Brass Verdict, but it was pretty short, so beware.
  • Read the Brass Verdict First

    By 703 Sue
    Really loved both. You need to read the Haller book first, in my opinion, both are excellent. Did not know that you got two for one!
  • 2 Blockbusting Stories for the price of 1

    By Cyber_Grunt
    Great book, awesome well written and detailed stories. Could not put this book down.