Michael Connelly, The Black Ice

Martin Kich (Wright State University)
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The Black Ice

, Connelly’s second novel featuring police detective Harry Bosch, opens on Christmas Day. The holiday mood is almost immediately darkened when Bosch is called to a crime scene at a low-end motel, where another police detective, a narcotics officer named Cal Moore, has been found dead of a shotgun blast in the bathroom of a room that he had booked. The death is initially ruled a suicide, but although a suicide note has been found stuffed into Moore’s back pocket, Bosch suspects almost immediately that it might be a homicide. Several weeks earlier, Moore had approached Bosch and confided that an Internal Affairs investigation had been initiated against him. According to Moore, his wife had sent an anonymous letter to his superiors, suggesting that he had been corrupted by…

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Citation: Kich, Martin. "The Black Ice". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 July 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41647, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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