Jaime Loves Stuff : "Nine Dragons" by Michael Connelly Review & Giveaway!

"Nine Dragons" by Michael Connelly Review & Giveaway!

Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #14)

Synopsis copied from Hatchettebookgroup.com:

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

This is the first time I have read anything by Michael Connelly. I really wish I had sooner! "Nine Dragons" is book #14 in his Detective Harry Bosch series and usually when authors get to this high of a number in a series, usually the power has faded and since I can't compare this book to any of his other works, I really don't know if this is any better or any worse but as a first time read I felt this was a top notch detective book packed with action.

Detective Bosch is called in to work a murder case involving in which the main suspect is a member of the Chinese Triads (a Mafia-type Chinese affiliation) and is taken across the globe to hunt for a connection between his daughter's kidnapping and the murder in L.A. Det. Bosch also suspects there has been a link inside the department. To me, Bosch comes off as jaded, independent and yet he is a dedicated detective and father. I guess this seems to be a theme among most detective novels . However, it doesn't take anything away from the book but makes you want to smack him upside the head with one of those positivity posters you see in offices, "There is no I in team". LOL.

I seriously enjoyed Nine Dragons and I can't wait to dig in to some of Bosch's back story. I love a good, easy, fast paced, and action packed read and Nine Dragons delivered exactly what I craved. Even if you have never read any of Michael Connelly's other books (such as myself), Nine Dragons was able to stand on it's own without feeling like you've missed anything yet make a person want to go back and read more!

With a huge thank you to Hatchette Book Group for allowing the opportunity to give away 5 copies of this book for YOU!

US and Canada only.
No PO Boxes.

To enter: Just leave a comment! (I couldn't come up with a really cool question this contest! LOL)

That's it! Very simple!

I do not require you to follow my blog, however, I will NOT contact the winner. Winner will be notified right here on my blog and it will be up to the winner to contact ME within 48 hours of my posting the winner. This contest ends on October 30th. Winner will be chosen randomly by Random.org.

If you would like a chance at an extra entry, post this contest on Twitter but leave the URL on a separate comment. Once again, I WILL NOT contact the winner, so please be sure to watch my blog after October 30th!

Many thanks to Hatchette Book Group for providing "Nine Dragons" by Michael Connelly for review.

disclaimer: I do not receive financial compensation for any of my reviews. I do however from time to time receive complimentary advanced review books that are of no monetary value to read and post HONEST reviews, positive and negative. The acceptance of a book does not guarantee a positive review, it just guarantees a review.


  1. Jamie,

    Nice place you got going here. I will add you to my blog roll today. Plus I am now following you and I can track you now. Love the background too!

    Congrats on your win!

  2. Oh I would love to enter! Thank you,

  3. I tweeted too :0)

  4. I have read all the books in this series except this one, so I really,really want to read it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  5. Please count me in! I've read one other Bosch book and would like to try this one too, it sounds great.

  6. Wow, a super giveaway.
    I follow by google reader.

    mrjrroy96 at gmail dot com

  7. This book sounds like one that I would like to read.
    So am I right in understanding that you read this book but the others before it? If so, did you feel like you were missing out on something? I ask because I am wondering if I should start with the first book before reading this one.


  8. This is a really nice giveaway! I haven't read a Michael Connelly book in a long time but used to love them when I did.


    Thank you :o)

  9. I would love to win this book... sounds like a great read...thanks

  10. Hi Deanna,

    Actually this book didn't make me feel like I was missing anything.. it did make me want to read more but not because I needed to catch up. It was definitely able to stand alone!

  11. I'd love a chance to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  12. Hi Jaime!

    Don't enter me, I'm just commenting. See you have a new blog, what a great idea, I am going to take a look to see what I missed.

    Hope you and your daughter are doing well!

    If you'd like to take a look at today's post! Please do!

    Have a great Wednesday!

    Sassy Brit

  13. oh meant to say, I want to read this book, I have one of his to read, and I'm intrigued to know what he's like.

  14. Great giveaway and review! Please enter me

  15. This is the greatest giveaway; thanks

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  16. Michael Connelly is the best! Count me in!


  17. Please enter me in your giveaway. It's sounds wonderful.

  18. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 15, 2009 at 12:49 AM

    Do please enter me. I am following and am subscribed to be able to check on your closed contests and other posts! Thanks for the chance.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  19. I absolutely love this author and his writing. Please enter me in the contest so I can catch this recent book. Thanks

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  20. I tweeted this giveaway:


    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  21. Thank you for such a great giveaway! I'd love to read this book!

  22. I'd love this book.

    jennsicurella at verizon dot net

  23. Michael Connelly is one of my absolute favorites, especially his Harry Bosch series.

    annarudow at gmail dot com

  24. I'm a big fan of Harry Bosch. Know I'll enjoy this one!

  25. Please enter me, I would really like to read this.


  26. Thanks for the chance.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  27. count me in

  28. This sounds like a good book! Thanks for a chance to win. I am a follower!

  29. Hi I am an avid reader of Michael Connelly's books. I would love to read 9 Dragons. Please count me in.
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

  30. On page 101, does anyone else have a strange mark on the bottom of the page? I'm trying to figure out what it is!



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