The Night Fire
7pm — Writers on a New England Stage event
8pm — Post-show Reception for Director’s Club begins. This reception is open to Patron-level members and up.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Bosch executive producer Michael Connelly, Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor.
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor John Jack Thompson is dead, his widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before—the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.
Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point.
The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigative team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?