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One of the best of the Harry Bosch series,
This review is from: Angels Flight (Paperback)
The story opens as Detective Harry Bosch and his team are summoned to a double murder on the Angels Flight funicular railway. When it is discovered that one of the bodies belongs to prolific black civil rights lawyer Howard Elias who specialises in prosecuting cases of police brutality, the police are the main suspects and Harry understandably does not want to head the investigation. Things don't improve much when Internal Affairs are called in to help with the investigation and he's told he's going to be working with his old adversary John 'Sustain' Chastain.
With the murders happening when the LAPD was already tarnished by the trial of its Officers following the Rodney King beating the area becomes a political hotbed ready to explode at any moment
This is in my opinion one of the best of the Harry Bosch series so far. Taking place over 3 days, it's fast paced, action packed and with enough red-herrings to keep the reader on their toes and Connelly shows exceptional insight into the racial tension elements. For fans of the series there are characters from previous novels brought back into play.
After reading a couple of Michael Connellys stand-alone novels coming back to a Harry Bosch one is like meeting up with an old friend and you just know it's going to be good!