Book review: In Michael Connelly’s latest, The Crossing, detective Bosch is back in action

The Crossing is another great character study mixed with a truly baffling puzzle.

The Crossing by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown and Company / AP Photo
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Detective Harry Bosch and criminal defence attorney Mickey Haller return in Michael Connelly's The Crossing.

Bosch is restless since he retired from the Los Angeles Police Department. His world has been turned upside-down, he misses the perks associated with his former profession and he’s bored.

Enter Haller, who asks Bosch to find evidence to prove his client’s innocence. The man’s DNA was found at the scene in the death of a sheriff’s wife. If Bosch decides to investigate, it will put him on the defence side of the aisle – the opposite of his former role in law enforcement.

Haller knows his client is innocent. He also knows how to play to Bosch’s sense of morality and justice. What they don’t realise is that by pushing for the truth, they become ­targets.

The Crossing is another great character study mixed with a truly baffling puzzle.