The Black Ice

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The Black Ice
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Hardcover edition
Author Michael Connelly
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Series Harry Bosch,
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
June 1, 1993
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages336 pp.
ISBN 0-316-15382-6
Preceded by The Black Echo  
Followed by The Concrete Blonde  

The Black Ice is the second novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch.

Contents

Plot

In the book, narcotics officer Calexico (named after the place Calexico) Moore's body is discovered on Christmas night in a seedy Hollywood motel, from an apparent suicide. It was rumored that he had been involved in the selling of a new drug called "Black Ice". As the L.A. police higher-ups converge on the scene to protect the department from scandal, Harry Bosch inserts himself into the investigation. The trail he follows leads to Mexican drug gangs operating across the border while he gets attracted to Calexico Moore's widow as the case progresses.

The "Black Ice" drug is a fictional drug invented by Connelly for his novel. [1]

Potential Film Adaptation

In the early 1990's, Mace Neufeld, a Producer for Paramount Pictures at the time, acquired the film rights for the Novel, and hired Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg to pen the Script, with John Travolta being looked at for the lead role, several directors were considered, including Oliver Stone, John Frankenheimer, and Steven Soderbergh. [2] [3]

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References

  1. Connelly, Michael (January 7, 2010). ""The Black Ice", coke, heroin and PCP?". MichaelConnelly.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Rosenberg hits 'Ice' again". Variety . January 10, 2000. Retrieved February 7, 2021.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Reel World: What will John Travolta do next?". www.ew.com. April 27, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2021.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)