Angels Flight - Harry Bosch, Bk 6 Author:Michael Connelly The man most hated by the LAPD -- a black lawyer who has made his name by bringing lawsuits alleging racism and brutality by police officers -- has been found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial. The list of suspects included half the police force. And Harry Bosch is the detective chosen to head the investigation. — The political dangers ... more »of the case are huge. If it's not investigation fairly, the public outcry could make the Rodney King riots look tame. But a full investigation will take Bosch into the ugliest corners of law enforcement.
To make matters worse, Bosch's wife, Eleanor, has disappeared. Bosch fears she has left him - or succumbed to her gambling addiction. He's not sure which would be worse.« less
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
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.
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.