: this review contains spoilers from previous Connelly novels. It avoids specific plot points from The Night Fire
but makes general observations about the narrative.
The Night Fire (2019)
The Night Fire is Michael Connelly’s newest installment in his literary world. This novel features his longest running character Harry Bosch teaming up once again with his newest character Renée Ballard. This is their second pairing and takes place a few months after the events of Dark Sacred Night. Harry is in fact still recovering from injuries sustained near the conclusion of that novel.
As a longtime Bosch fan, it is always a treat to see Harry in action. Bosch is Connelly’s spin on the hard boiled detective. Through the decades, Harry’s determination, grit, and dedication to justice remain unwavering even as the world and the city of LA changes around him.