This is my first book written by Michael Connelly (I know, I am late to the party.) I am a fan of John Sanford's books which are written in a similar vein. I think this book is superior to any of the Sanford books I have read.
At no time during my read, did I lose interest. The writing was very interesting with a rich plot. I thought the characters were easily identifiable and interesting. I especially thought that Harry Bosch was a very complex character - easily angered to the point of horrific anger to a person of incredible depth of caring for people (i.e. Sharkey).
I am now on a mission to read all the Harry Bosch series in order. Thanks to my local library district for having them available. It is nice to get something for the property taxes we pay.