Detective Harry Bosch reopens one of his own unsolved cases
and comes face to face with a psychotic killer he has been
seeking for years.
In 1995 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a
supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack
it, and the 22-year-old woman was never found. Now Bosch is
in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto
file on his desk, when the DA calls. A man accused of two
heinous killings is willing to come clean about several
others, including the murder of Marie Gesto.
Bosch must now take the confession of the man he has sought-
-and hated--for eleven years. But when Bosch learns that he
and his partner missed a clue back in 1995 that could have
led them to Gesto's killer--and stopped nine murders that
followed--his whole being as a cop begins to crack.