Book Reviews of Angels Flight (Harry Bosch, Bk 6)

Angels Flight (Harry Bosch, Bk 6)
Angels Flight - Harry Bosch, Bk 6
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780446607278
ISBN-10: 0446607274
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 326 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the first book that I've read of Michael Connelly's and I am completely hooked! His writing style gives enough twists and turns to keep you interested all the way to the last page.
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Helpful Score: 3
The Harry Bosch formula seems to be:
- Start with a simple murder
- Layer in Harry's struggling (and often unrelated) personal relationships
- Throw in serious conflict between Harry and his police department superiors
- Complicate the murder threefold
- Tie it all together and package it up with a clever climax

Works for me.

3.5 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 3
Bosch becomes entangled in a double slaying that also impinges on his personal life and workplace. Well written...as always by Connelly.
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Helpful Score: 2
A really great read. This is the second if his ooks I have read and find it even more fascinating. Fine character development which is often missing in crime and detective novels. The action never stops.
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Helpful Score: 1
Detective Bosch is dealing with race riots, and a wife who isn't sure she wants to be a wife , besides all the politicts of LAPD when a cop is suspected of a murder. This is a thrill ride and a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm definitely hooked on Harry Bosch after this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Powerful seems to be an inadequate word for this book. Michael Connellys stories are always complex studies of human nature. This book is particularly stark; life and death in LA seems to be ominous and frightening.

If no one has warned you before, it is very helpful to read the Bosch books in order. Harrys personal life changes over the course of these books. Connelly doesnt spend time recounting how Harry got to the position hes in; this book opens with Harry looking for his wife, Eleanor.

The author tries to offer some explanations for riots and hostile interactions between the races in this polyglot city. However, I came away with a feeling of hopelessness; the positions of the combatants are solidified and no one is really listening.

The police hierarchy and the political spin-doctors do whatever keeps them in power; they pay lip-service to the ideas of honesty and justice. Sadly, this seems to be a realistic view of life in todays American cities.

Between the gruesome close and the general timbre of this novel, this is not a cheery book. After reading this, however, I felt that I had a better grasp of the issues that create and maintain the tensions between the races and police. I also feel little hope for the future of large, multicultural cities.

Harry Bosch Series
1. The Black Echo (1992)
2. The Black Ice (1993)
3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
4. The Last Coyote (1995)
5. Trunk Music (1997)
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Michael Connelly never disappoints. Harry Bosch is an imperfect man caught by his own demons, but he is very good at his job. The aspects of LA Michael Connelley brings to his books makes you want to go just to visit the areas and sights not on tourist maps. Highly recommended
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this, but I love all Connelly books.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great series and Michael Connelly is a wonderful writer.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good book that will leave you guessing until the very end!
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Helpful Score: 1
HarrY Bosch exposes himself to grave danger in the hope of saving his job, his marriage and his city.
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Another terrific entry in the Harry Bosch. I was so engrossed that I stayed up late last night to finish it. I love the Harry Bosch character and the action and storyline kept me racing to the end. Highly recommend.
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Connelly is a cut above the usual mystery/thriller writer.
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Another good Harry Bosch book. Harry must solve a murder on the Angels Flight, a L.A. trolley where a local lawyer is killed. Unfortunately, the man had lots of enemies especially the LAPD, and Harry has to try to and keep the people from rioting during the investigation. And to make matters worse, Harry marriage is falling apart at the same time. Good book with a surprise ending.
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Love Harry Bosch mysteries! A murder takes place on an L.A. trolley called Angels Flight...very high profile. A great read.
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Sloppy Harry Bosch does his usual.
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Another great Harry Bosch novel. Beware the violence and language, if those things bother you.
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Another great read in the Harry Bosch series! I'm glad there are so many in this series...there's lots more to go! Great plot with a surprise at the end...fabulous!
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Book Description
An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive--and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous--that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

My Review
This is the best so far in a great series. Harry continues to solve the crimes but his personal life is once again falling apart. Lots of twists and excellent characters make for a real page turner. I'm looking forward to reading the next book as Connelly never disappoints. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Harry Bosch and also to anyone looking for a good book to read.
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Harry Bosch, my hero
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I love Michael Connelly's books!
Good plot and likeable characters.
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Harry Bosch does his good work again.
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5 stars. Connelly never disappoints.
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typical Connelly, GOOD!
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All Harry Bosch books are great. I now have my Hubby hooked after only one. Great Read!
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Fascinating read (or listen)! Michael Connelly does an outstanding job of humanizing cops with his protagonist, Harry Bosch. In this book, he interweaves several layers of "issues" for cops: interpersonal and professional relationships, political pressures, and personal ethics. As a reader with a law enforcement background, I highly recommend this book!
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Bosch reminds me of a film noir cop. He feels pain. His relationships fail. He smokes. He's got a history that you learn about with each installment. I'm eager to read the whole series.
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You have got to love Harry Bosch. Always in trouble and always right.
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An activist atorney is killed in a cute little LA trolley called Angel Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the LAPD are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it.
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Harry's one year old marriage is crunbling and a high profile murder in a trolley called Angel's Flight leads harry to a suspects in LA's own police force. Good insite into Harry's past, his childhood and how this affected his life.
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Terrific book and author
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This book kept me turning the pages. Couldn't seem to put it down. Connelly at his best and Bosch at his worst. I loved it.
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Suspenful story with lots of twists and turns. Harry Bosch, a detective in LA is given a high profile murder case that may involve dirty cops and for sure has race, political, and media problems. There is more than one person inside the investigation that is pulling strings and misdirecting things plus he uncovers a tie to another high profile murder case and proves the suposed killer is innocent.
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Love, love, LOVE Bosch. What a great series!
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I love the character Harry Bosch, but this one was a little slow starting. It was interesting, however, to encounter Eleanor while they were married. I had only read about her in later books.
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The Harry Bosch series gets better and better!!!
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Good story, but I didn't care for Burt Reynolds' narration.
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Another great Harry Bosch story.
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Another good "Harry" book.
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An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L>A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf.
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Another great book in the Harry Bosch series! Great plot with a surprse at the end!
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Interesting Harry Bosch novel with all the twists and procedurals you would expect.
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Great book.
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Love Harry Bosch. He's like a bulldog who won't let go til he's figured everything out.
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Great book!
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Another fabulous Harry Bosch read by Connelly. It just keeps going and going, never lets up.
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A classic Harry Bosch story. Good read!
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Very Good
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taut thriller
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Harry Bosch is really hit with a difficult one this time when every cop in the LAPD had a motive for murder. Very good book.
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ANOTHER HARRY BOSCH LOS ANGELES DETECTIVE STORY. THIS ONE IS A PAGE TURNER TOO. I REALLY LIKE THIS WRITER. FAST READ FOR PLANE OR POOL.
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really great book
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The police have never liked Attorney Howard Elias who was constantly bringing cases against the Department. So when he is gunned down, there are a lot of suspects. Harry Bosch is assigned the case. He knows residents of the city may riot if the killer of the African American lawyer turns out to be a cop. As Harry, Kiz, and Edgar investigate, they go up against police bureaucrats who don't want this murder solved, and racial tension in the city of Angels. Harry also has to work with his nemesis, Internal Affairs Detective Chastain.

This is my favorite book in the series so far. Harry's marriage is imploding as he tries to piece together this case. He also gets involved in Howard Elias' latest civil rights case against the Department so we have two mysteries in this book. There are a lot of twists and turns in this story. I was actually surprised by the identity of the killer. My rating: 5 Stars.
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An activist attorney is killed in a cut little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the LAPD are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile LA murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?
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This book was great. But I am a big Connelly fan.
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Great series.
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The Harry Bosch series just keeps getting better. Another great read from Michael Connelly
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exciting
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I love all the Harry Bosch series!
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Mystery, set in LA.
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This is one of the early books for Connelly, and it was great.
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Husband loved it
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The back of the book reads: An activist attorney is killed in a cute little LA trolley called Angels Flight, far from harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But, the case is so explosive that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for the killer is leading Harry to another high-profile case, one where every cop had a motive.