The Crossing is the 18th Harry Bosch novel, and in this installment we catch him 6 months into his forced retirement from the LAPD. When Harry gets a call from his half-brother, Mickey Haller (the Lincoln Lawyer) asking Harry to take a look into one of his cases, Harry is torn between residual loyalty to the police force and ensuring justice is done. Harry quickly becomes convinced that Haller’s client is innocent, and joins the dark side (legal defence) in a race to find the real killer before the killer finds him.
This was a fun cross-over adventure with both of Connelly’s main leads, Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller- kind of like a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mashup for grown ups. Connelly fills his novel with other ‘crossings’, most notably the ‘crossing’ point where the murderer first encountered the victim and Harry’s crossover from the police to the defense.
I enjoyed this Harry Bosch outing- the pace was quick, the mystery was compelling, the ending was satisfying. Additionally, I’ve always liked how LA is a character in Connelly’s novels, and this was equally true here.