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sirun

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hello everybody
i just watched season5 ; in france, we are a bit late on the matter...
usually the series are more or less based on several books. well, i don't see on which events in the books season5 is based. except the three gunmen assault in harry's house.

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SPOILER ALERT. The central plot of series 5 was based on his book Two Kinds of Truth in which Harry's investigation of the murder of two pharmacists leads to the takedown of an Oxycontin ring. Other parts of series 5 come from other books, as you mentioned. I know the differences between the books and the series are confusing to a lot of people. For instance, in the book Harry is working for the San Fernando P.D. but that is not mentioned at all in the series. In the book both pharmacists are killed, but in the series only the father is killed. Others have voiced their disapproval of the way Crate and Barrel are mistreated by the LAPD in the series, none of which is mentioned in the books. I find the differences interesting and appealing because they make the series less predictable.
sirun

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thanks for the information. that answers thoroughly to my question : i didn't read "two kinds of truth". in france, it is not published yet...
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I don't think that anyone has mentioned the fact that Overmeyer and company lifted the killing scene at Harry's house from Lost Light, one of my favorite MC Bosch books.

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I've always felt that Lost Light finished more strongly than any other Bosch novel.  If you have read it, you will recall that Bosch's dealings with the "Kings of the Night" came to a head at Bosch's own Mulholland Drive residence when he killed three of them and put the fourth in a coma, in much the same way he disposed of the opioid gang leaders when they came to kill him for uncovering and kiboschingtheir underground pill-mill operation.  In LL, an FBI agent also dies, and Bosch does his damage on the slope below his house, but the body count and Bosch's unrelenting killing spree, using his knowledge of his home turf, is echoed by his actions in the last episode of Season 5. (In Lost Light, after Bosch is cleared of wrongdoing, he resolves the fate of his FBI buddy's lost love, and then, in a final surprise in the book's denouement, Harry discovers that he is a dad!)  So Season 6 is based on a The Overlook/Dark Sacred Night combo, but I won't be surprised if another novel's elements creep in at some point.

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Good points Fred! I knew that scene of him going through a hatch in the floor to the area under his house was from one of the other books but I couldn't remember which one. For some reason I tend to forget Lost Light, but it really is a great one. I'll have to read it again. Meeting Maddie for the first time was especially important. It sets the stage for the period in his life when he was going to Las Vegas all the time, leading to Trunk Music which was the basis of Season 1.
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