The Burning Room: by Michael Connelly | Summary & Analysis

The Burning Room: by Michael Connelly | Summary & Analysis

Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner detective Lucia Soto are tasked to investigate a recent murder, with a trigger that was pulled nine years earlier. Quite a unique case as not many murder victims pass away almost 10 years after the crime was conducted; Bosch faced the complication of having the body still fresh with other evidence being virtually nonexistent. Turned out to be a highly charged and politically sensitive murder, Bosch must gather leads from old information. Further, he must reveal that the shooting was anything but random. With an addition of Bosch’s twenty-eight year old rookie partner, the book The Burning Room provides an interplay that is amusing and informative. Fast moving and fully engrossed with police procedures, the readers will be engaged with the story plot, which involves politics, corruptions, vengeance, greed, and lust. Each and every scene is painted in beautiful pictures, where readers will get into it with visual ease. Featured with a slam-bang ending, The Burning Room is thrilling and exciting. Written by Michael Connelly, a former newspaper reporter turned a bestselling author, The Burning Room proves that both Bosch and Connelly still have their touch. Being one of the most popular characters in American crime fiction, Bosch new adventure with his new partner is as fresh and original as ever. A great book and highly recommended.

The Burning Room

The Burning Room

Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly. In the LA Police's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.

The Burning Room -- Free Preview -- The First 8 Chapters

The Burning Room -- Free Preview -- The First 8 Chapters

The new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random. In this gripping new novel, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News).

Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health

Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health

Provides a thorough overview of systematic methods for reducing risks encountered in diverse work places Filled with more theory, numerous case examples, and references to new material than the original text, this latest edition of a highly acclaimed book on occupational safety and health includes substantial updates and expanded material on management systems, risk assessment methods, and OSH-relevant concepts, principles, and models. Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health is organized into five parts: background; analysis methods; programmatic methods for managing risk; risk reduction for energy sources; and risk reduction for other than energy sources. It comprehensively covers both system safety methods and OSH management methods applicable to occupational health and safety. Suitable for worldwide applications, the author’s approach avoids reliance on the thousands of rules, codes, and standards by focusing on understanding hazards and reducing risks using strategies and tactics. Includes more content on methods for reducing risks, citations of recent research, and deeper coverage of OSH-relevant concepts, theories, and models Merges methods and principles traditionally associated with occupational hygiene, ergonomics, and safety Provides substantial updates on management systems and theories of occupational incidents, and includes new case studies in many chapters to help demonstrate the "real world" need for identifying and implementing risk-reduction strategies Addresses occupational risks that go beyond current regulations and standards, taking an international approach by stressing risk-reduction strategies Supports adoption of the book for university courses by providing chapter-specific learning exercises and support materials for professors Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health is ideal for safety professionals, system safety engineers, safety engineers, industrial hygienists, ergonomists, and anyone with OSH responsibilities. It is also an excellent resource for students preparing for a career in OSH.

Home in Hollywood

The Imaginary Geography of Cinema

Home in Hollywood

Who can forget Dorothy's quest for the great and powerful Oz as she tried to return to her beloved Kansas? She thought she needed a wizard's magic, only to discover that home—and the power to get there—had been with her all along. This engaging and provocative book proposes that Hollywood has created an imaginary cinematic geography filled with people and places we recognize and to which we are irresistibly drawn. Each viewing of a film stirs, in a very real and charismatic way, feelings of home, and the comfort of returning to films like familiar haunts is at the core of our nostalgic desire. Leading us on a journey through American film, Elisabeth Bronfen examines the different ways home is constructed in the development of cinematic narrative. Each chapter includes a close reading of such classic films as Fleming's The Wizard of Oz, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Burton's Batman Returns, Hitchcock's Rebecca, Ford's The Searchers, and Sayles's Lone Star.

The Burning

The Burning

Scientist John Wilson cannot deny the accusations coming from the beautiful blonde girl with the burning eyes, nor can he refuse her offer. But in accepting her proposal, John must forego his first love, science, and resign himself to the will of a higher power - magic. Now the door to his past has slammed shut with terrifying finality, and his future holds a horror that no rational mind can fathom. Will The Burning separate John from the comfort of the reality he loves so dearly or will it open doors in his mind that had been locked...until she arrived?

Raven Rise

Raven Rise

This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. There's only one thing missing--Bobby Pendragon. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are left on their own to defend Second Earth agsinst the forces of Saint Dane. They must face off against a charismatic cult leader who has risen to power by revealing a shattering truth to the people of Earth: They are not alone. The Convergence has broken down the walls. The territories are on a collision course. The final phase of Saint Dane's quest to rule Halla is under way. And Bobby Pendragon is nowhere to be found.

The Burning City

The Burning City

Ephraim, a young man from a small fishing village, embarks on a journey to overcome an immortal beast that emerges from the sea every century to begin a terrible march of death across the civilizations of the earth. Along the way Ephraim is caught between vying nations rife with with political espionage and betrayal, while being joined by a retired historian, a duty bound soldier and a young woman with the power to manipulate the very elements of the earth. Together they face scorching deserts, relentless hunters, strange creatures and secret orders as they unravel a conspiracy that spans centuries and whose truths will change the world.