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When the body of high-profile black lawyer Howard Elias is found inside one of the cars on Angels Flight, a cable railway in downtown Los Angeles, there's not a detective in the city who wants to touch the case. For Elias specialised in lawsuits alleging police brutality, racism, and corruption, and every LAPD cop is a possible suspect in his killing. Detective Harry Bosch is put in charge. Elias's murder occurred on the eve of a major trial: on behalf of a black client, Michael Harris, Elias was to bring a civil case against the LAPD for violent interrogation tactics that had caused his client partial loss of hearing. Harris had been acquitted of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl, but many, including Bosch, believe him guilty. Elias had let it be known that the trial would serve a dual purpose: to target and bring down the guilty cops and to expose the real murderer of the little girl. To discover the truth, Harry must dig deep in his own backyard - except that it's a minefield of suspicion and hate that could detonate in his face.
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About the Author

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of eleven acclaimed Harry Bosch thrillers and several stand-alone bestsellers, including most recently the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer.

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A lawyer prominent for filing lawsuits against the Los Angeles Police Department that charge brutality and racism in its treatment of African Americans is murdered, and it is up to detective Harry Bosch to conduct an investigation that will seem fair to all sides. He uncovers an unusually tangled web of crime and corruption reminiscent of the complexity seen in James Ellroy's fiction. Connelly's (Blood Work, Audio Reviews, LJ 7/98) story is fascinating as a police procedural, a psychological portrait of the memorable Bosch, and a morality tale about the ways legal, political, and social forces can create unintentional conspiracies. In the end, most of the perpetrators are punished, though in unexpected ways, leaving only Bosch with the painful burden of the truth. Smoothly read by Dick Hill, Angels Flight is immensely satisfying as both a mystery and as serious literary fiction. Highly recommended for all collections.ÄMichael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr., New York

Hollywood homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch (Trunk Music, 1996, etc.) is up to his very stiff neck in politics, police corruption and racial tension. The echo of the Rodney King case is almost deafening when Howard Elias, an African American lawyer famous for suing the LAPD for racially motivated brutality, is shot dead on the short train run up a steep hill in downtown L.A. known as Angels Flight. Bosch and his team‘a black woman named Kizmin Rider and a black man named Jerry Edgar‘are assigned the highly sensitive case. Although Bosch sniffs racial and departmental political hokum among the brass, he doggedly focuses on finding the killer, knowing that cops will be among the suspects. It all smells even worse when Bosch discovers signs of evidence tampering by the first cops on the crime scene and learns that the civilian attorney assigned to oversee the investigation had personal ties to Elias. A bit of a cowboy anyway, Bosch is even more ornery than usual, since his wife has gone AWOL and returned to gambling. Further hampered by a secretive and even obstructive departmental leadership and by his former partner's apparent links to the crime, Bosch moves well outside the rules to discover the ugly motivation for the killing. Connelly has all the hard-boiled procedural moves down and gives Bosch a reckless crusader's moral code. The finale, set against riots, delivers a brutal, anti-establishment sort of justice. This isn't Connelly's best; the plot is sufficiently ornate to diffuse tension, and Bosch seems to be evolving from the true character of early books into a sort of icon, a Dirty Harry for our times. Simultaneous Time Warner audio; author tour. (Jan.)

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