“Connelly knows crime, cops and criminals…Plan ahead before you read this buzz-saw of a novel…Once you start, you will finish.”
“A writer with a superior talent for storytelling.”
— Publishers Weekly
“It’s a terrific yarn, extending the boundaries of the police procedural in the ingenuity of the plot and the creation of a character.”
— Los Angeles Times
“Connelly’s Bosch could partner with John Sanford’s Lucas Davenport. As fictional heroes, these ‘90’s tough guys are a joy.”
— Kansas City Star
Michael Connelly received the Maltese Falcon Award from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan for The Black Ice, which was judged the best private eye novel published in Japan in the previous year.