In The Wrong Side of Goodbye he is hired by a very wealthy, dying, older gentlemen who is looking for the girl he once loved. He was a young man whose Mexican girlfriend disappeared after finding out she was pregnant. Years later he is anxious to find the heir he might have and the girl whom he lost. Harry's amazing detective skills make him the right man for the job, and Connelly's writing skills keep us on the edge of our seats.
Harry also volunteers to help a small police force track down a serial rapist. The rapist cuts his way into women's homes, and Harry realizes that he will probably graduate to murder if he is not soon stopped. This gives the reader an opportunity to see Harry Bosch doing what he does best.
Harry Bosch is a somewhat dark character with an intensity that often sets the tone of this series. His given name is Hieronymus, and he was named after the artist Hieronymus Bosch, whose paintings are as darkly ominous as the murderers that Harry tries to capture. Connelly also writes the Mickey Haller series which features attorney Haller who is Bosch's half-brother. I enjoy when the characters crossover, and in this book Mickey does make an appearance. His relationship interactions with Harry definitely give the book another dimension.
This book is another terrific offering from an author who never disappoints his fans.
Publisher - Little, Brown and Company
Date of Publication - November 1, 2016