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#1. There was more silence and Bosch pictured his partner on the other end of the line in a $900 suit and a bankrupt frown. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#2. Some people cashed in their dreams a dime on the dollar and some kept them close and as sacred as the night. I wasn't sure if I even had a dream left. I felt like I only had sins to confess. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#3. Twelve-hundred-dollar chairs and wore sleek designer shoes with tassels. Gone were the days of thick rubber soles and function over form, - Author: Michael Connelly
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#4. like a small room. Like a - Author: Michael Connelly
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#5. The next message was from Roy Lindell. He also followed the standard of brevity. All right, asshole, I've got something for you. Call me. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#6. But before I left," Rider continued, "I learned enough to know that most often sexual abuse of children comes from inside the family, relatives or close friends. The boogey monsters who climb through the window and abduct are few and far between. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#7. I really enjoy mysteries, well-written fiction novels, historical novels, and the occasional vampire, wolf, human triangle as long as it's real - Author: Michael Connelly
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#8. I'm going to have to be impressed and feel confident in the people I'm handing a book to - or I'm not going to do it. Once you hand it to them, you're out. You have no control over it. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#9. Whatever made her happy made me happy - except the time she thought divorcing me would make her life happier. That didn't do much for me. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#10. He knew that you didn't win justice by carrying a sign or a cardboard coffin. You earned it by being on the side of the righteous, by being unswayed from that - Author: Michael Connelly
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#11. The law was not about truth. It was about negotiation, amelioration, manipulation. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#12. There is no client as scary as an innocent man.
J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#13. Bosch always thought that if you started with the assumption that murder is an unreasonable action, then how could there ever be a fully - Author: Michael Connelly
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#14. Out of the blue and into the black is what they called going into a tunnel. Each one was a black echo. Nothing but death in there. But, still, they went. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#15. Begin Reading Table of Contents Newsletters Copyright Page In accordance with the U.S. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#16. You know you're going to get burned from time to time. It's just part of the game. So when it happens you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and forget about it because they're about to snap the ball again. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#17. It's lucky no one else knows what our most secret thoughts are. We'd all be seen for the cunning, self-aggrandizing fools we are. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#18. There was still chicken on the bone but sometimes you just have to push the plate away. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#19. Momentum was momentum, whether you found it in music or on the street or in the beat of your own heart. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#20. The rich kept you waiting so you could feel free to admire all that they had. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#21. Don't worry, I'm not going to hold it against you when you end up wrong. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#22. so, he wondered, - Author: Michael Connelly
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#23. Form on the floor. All - Author: Michael Connelly
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#24. more creepy charm than an evangelist. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#25. The alley was like most any other alley in a city where the infrastructure was crumbling, in a state where the infrastructure was crumbling. It was a patchwork of asphalt spot repairs and loose gravel over a crumbling base of decades-old concrete. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#26. No matter what happens in the world, there will always be the need for heroes. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#27. Knowing that the instrument could produce a sound that echoed all the sadness and hope of humanity gave him pause. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#28. The best and fastest way to break a conspiracy was to identify the weakeast link in the chain and find a way to exploit it. When one link was broken, the chain would come loose. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#29. The character can never be static from book to book. People might think you just come up with a new plot and stick this guy in. Well, he has to be as new as the plot every time. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#30. might be followed. They were the hunters, not the prey. Bosch wondered what Lewis and Clarke were doing. Did they expect that he - Author: Michael Connelly
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#31. You build a city in the desert, water it with false hopes and false idols, and eventually this is what happens. The desert reclaims it, turns it arid, leaves it barren. Human tumbleweeds drift across its streets, predators hide in the rocks. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#32. If the system turns away from the abuses inflicted on the guilty, then who can be next but the innocents? - Author: Michael Connelly
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#33. had been published years earlier, Bosch was nevertheless - Author: Michael Connelly
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#34. Politicians could talk about building walls and changing laws to keep people out, but in the end they were just symbols. Neither would stop the tide any more than the rock jetties at the mouth of the port did. Nothing could stop the tide of hope and desire. Bosch - Author: Michael Connelly
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#35. It is how a person goes about quenching his desires or living with them unrequited that the readers get a glimpse of his true character. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#36. As a bassist he could never really be a sideman. He was always the anchor. He drove the beat. even if it was behind Miles Davis'a horn. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#37. I think there'd be huge losses if there weren't newspapers. I know everything's shifting to the Internet and some people would say, 'News is news, what you're talking about is a change of consumption, not the product that's out there.' But I think there is a change. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#38. Action and adventure on land and sea-you can't ask for more. But Robert Kurson raises the ante in Pirate Hunters with an array of mystery and a fleet of colorful characters spanning four centuries. This is a great summer read! - Author: Michael Connelly
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#39. Because it's a hot door and we have to be careful. You never open a door on a burning room. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#40. Smith & Wesson 9mm - satin finished, stainless steel and loaded with eight rounds of XTPs. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#41. Civil unrest occurs when the feelings of overwhelming powerlessness hit critical mass. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#42. traveled to the defendant's attorney and locked - Author: Michael Connelly
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#43. She came to the Cleopatra and her attention was immediately drawn to the side-by-side Tigris and Euphrates Towers. Her - Author: Michael Connelly
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#44. I don't think anyone will believe me, but I've never been pressured by a publisher to churn out a book. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#45. I've sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn't capture the characters. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#46. Somebody once called the media the merchants of chaos. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#47. In a daydream sort of way, I think it would be pretty cool to direct a movie. But I have been on movie and TV sets and know it is hard work. I like directing it in my mind. It is easier. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#48. own trouble he was paying for. I handled his mother's foreclosure defense and got her - Author: Michael Connelly
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#49. I nodded and made a notation on my legal pad. It read Got you, motherfucker. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#50. there is a light that never goes out - Author: Michael Connelly
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#51. All his life Bosch had lived and worked in society's institutions. But he hope he had escaped institutional thinking, that he made his own decisions. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#52. I was simply in love with my daughter and how she viewed her world. The literal way in which she took it all in and took it on. I knew it wouldn't last long and so I treasured every moment I saw and heard of it. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#53. Mr. Elliot will see you now. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#54. He had lived alone most of his life. He was used to places that were empty. He knew the real shelter of a home was inside yourself. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#55. That's the irony in the work: the best stories are the worst things that happen. My best times were somebody else's worst. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#56. Sex murders were usually the work of psychopaths and with that psychology was an innate ability to lie, to act, to feign surprise and horror when it was needed. Psychopaths were great liars. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#57. Ingeniously plotted and executed, Print the Legend is an epic masterpiece from Craig McDonald. Beginning to end, I was riveted by this story of character, history and intrigue. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#58. There is nothing you can do about the past except keep it there. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#59. And when they were finally naked they moved - Author: Michael Connelly
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#60. No Way Back is my kind of novel - a tough, taut thriller - Mofina knows the world he writes about. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#61. Write every day even if it is just a paragraph. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#62. Lewis and Clarke. Why hadn't she said - Author: Michael Connelly
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#63. When I am so intensely involved with writing my books I don't like to reread them. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#64. You see, the past is what you make of it. You can use it to hurt yourself or others or you can use it to make yourself strong. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#65. What is important is not what you hear said, it's what you observe. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#66. I put my hand down below the table to check my zipper. You have to stand before a jury only once with your fly open and it will never happen again - Author: Michael Connelly
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#67. I saw a sneak preview of Jack Reacher and give two thumbs up to Tom Cruise. He did a great job with the role. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#68. It's all a cesspool, man. Doesn't matter if you're on the bottom or the top. You're still swimming in shit. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#69. Parents see their children not only as they are but as they hope they will be in the future. Happy, fulfilled, not afraid. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#70. that. You see, not all of the casinos have - Author: Michael Connelly
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#71. Money. The ultimate motivation. The ultimate way of keeping score. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#72. How's the victim doing?" "Victim? - Author: Michael Connelly
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#73. The good ones all had that hollow space inside. The empty place where the fire always burns. For something. Call it justice. Call it the need to know. Call it the need to believe that those who are evil will not remain hidden in darkness forever. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#74. Lobby door was locked, and when I buzzed apartment 12C, it was - Author: Michael Connelly
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#75. They need you until they don't need you. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#76. You know what they call a guy who switches sides in homicide? They call him a Jane Fonda, as in hanging with the North Vietnamese. You get it? It's crossing to the dark side. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#77. Oxnard was the biggest city in Ventura County. Its unattractive name was that of a sugar beet farmer who built a processing plant in the settlement in the late nineteenth century. The city totally surrounded Port Hueneme, where there was a small U.S. Navy base. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#78. So, what it's like, Terry? Being a father."
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"It's like having a gun to your head all the time. Because I know if anything happens to her, anything, then my life is over. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#79. No longer tell if he was upset by being so far - Author: Michael Connelly
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#80. The world was full of people who could not get over things. There was no closure and there was no peace. The truth did not set you free. But you could get through things. That's what Bosch would tell him. You could head toward the light and climb and dig and fight your way out of the hole. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#81. you can't explain crazy. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#82. All these years in the straight life and she still had a whore's pride. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#83. Swag?" "Scientific wild ass guess. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#84. We want the truth, Detective. You are confusing that with what we choose to tell the public. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#85. Bosch had never liked Las Vegas, though he came often on cases. It shared a kinship with Los Angeles; both were places desperate people ran to. Often, when they ran from Los Angeles, they came here. It was the only place left. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#86. He took the 101 out to the Valley and then the 405 north to the 118 and west. He got off in Chatsworth and drove into the rocky bluffs at the top corner of the Valley. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#87. It's Officer, actually. Where are you - Author: Michael Connelly
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#88. talking about. I am trying to prepare a defense strategy here - Author: Michael Connelly
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#89. about seven months ago. Now we have these guys. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#90. You can fall in love and make love many times but there is only one bullet with your name etched on the side. And if you are lucky enough to be shot with that bullet then the wound never heals. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#91. I feel I'm functioning at some level as a journalist because even though I write fiction, I'm trying to get the world accurate. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#92. Writing does for me what you got in that glass does for you. If I can write about it, I can understand it. And I can put it in the ground. That's all I want to do. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#93. Bosch knew that department policy held that deadly force was justified if it was used to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to an officer or a citizen. Mendenhall was not required to identify herself or give Ellis the opportunity to drop his weapon. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#94. Working homicide for so many years, Bosch could not be surprised anymore by the horrors people inflicted on each other. But the horrors people saved for themselves were a different story. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#95. You're a sleazy defense lawyer with two ex-wifes and an eight-year-old daughter and we all love you. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#96. When I was a teenager, I was a voracious reader of crime fiction, but only contemporary books. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#97. Edgar was silent as it registered. The background sound of television went quiet and he then spoke in the weak voice of a child asking - Author: Michael Connelly
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#98. I fully acknowledge that it is easier to knock something down than to build it in the first place. But - Author: Michael Connelly
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#99. Bremmer stared uneasily and Bosch dismissed him with his hand. The reporter closed the door and went to his own car. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#100. There was polite laughter in the courtroom. Bosch noticed that the attorneys
prosecution and defense
dutifully joined in, a couple of them overdoing it. It had been his experience that while in open court a judge could not possibly tell a joke that the lawyers did not laugh at. - Author: Michael Connelly
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