The Crossing - Michael Connelly

The Crossing

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 1,473 Ratings


In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal).
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup.
Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution.
Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).


  • Great plot well done

    By ushcthzjnlk
    Fast Paced with a twist
  • Great book

    By grutfd
    Great book and a great ending!
  • Crossing

    By Oh6799
    Like the interaction between Bosch and Haller
  • Not Harry Bosch but the same Harry Bosch

    By CrimeSolver
    It’s a different Harry Bosch, not being part of the LAPD and finding himself on the other side, but it’s still the same Harry Bosch that seeks out the truth, no matter where it leads. I definitely recommend this book.
  • Great book

    By Morgandawg22
    Love this duo and they made this book difficult to put down!
  • Love Harry and Mickey

    By ThilmCo
    This is actually my second reading of The Crossing. As a fine artist and art history aficionado, I love Hieronymus Bosch’s diptych “Garden of Earthly Delights”. The depth and meaning of the paintings are immeasurable. But, I am also a huge crime thriller devotee as well. So, when I came across Michael Connelly’s Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch character several years ago, I absolutely had to read the first book which led to the next and so on. And I have read the Mickey Haller books as well. It was great to see their connection introduced as half brothers and what that might entail. When Amazon started making the Bosch series I worried that my idea of what Harry’s character looked and sounded like would be destroyed. I have to admit that at first I was unsure of Titus Welliver fitting into what I saw as literally a much taller person, but Mr. Welliver’s acting style has fit accordingly and much to my surprise the series has gone along with the narrative of the books with one glaring difference, the connection to Mickey Haller. This is one book I would like to see in the TV series because the connection has so many implications and give great background to Harry’s character. As always, thank you Mr. Connelly for your well researched and beautifully painted characters. I look forward to reading more and seeing how the TV series plays out.
  • Better without the WOKE idiocy.

    By Cat mandu 2015
    So much better without the WOKE idiocy included in his more recent books and TV show. WOKE culture is a fake shallow drain on any and all good forms of art.
  • The Crossing

    By Am book reader
    Excellent, 5 stars. Love Haller and a reluctant Bosch together.
  • Great story!

    By Scrabble tile
    For some reason I skipped this when it came out ... probably because of reviews saying it was a "short story". I don't know what book those reviewers are talking about, after reading and thoroughly enjoying this book! It's a great story, great characters, more of the same that Harry Bosch fans are used to! Highly recommended! Thanks for a fun read, Mr. Connelly!
  • The Crossing

    By NavCad
    The best!