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 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.
ANGELS FLIGHT reads in a white heat. It continues to up the ante of the series that is "raising the hard-boiled detective novel to a new level...adding substance and depth to modern crime fiction." (Boston Globe)
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Michael Connelly, whose novel The Poet won the 1997 Anthony Award for Best Mystery, is already recognized as one of the smartest and most vivid scribes of the hard-boiled police procedural. Now, with his much-anticipated sixth Harry Bosch novel, Angels Flight, Connelly offers one of the finest pieces of mystery writing to appear in 1998. Bosch is awakened in the middle of the night and, out of rotation, he is assigned to the murder investigation of the high-profile African American attorney Howard Elias. When Bosch arrives at the scene, it seems that almost the entire LAPD is present, including the IAD (the Internal Affairs Division). Elias, who made a career out of suing the police, was sadistically gunned down on the Angels Flight tram just as he was beginning a case that would have struck the core of the department; not surprisingly, L.A.'s men and women in blue become the center of the investigation. Haunted by the ghost of the L.A. riots, plagued by incessant media attention, and facing turmoil at home, Bosch suddenly finds himself questioning friends and associates while working side by side with some longtime enemies.
Angels Flight is a detective's nightmare scenario and is disturbingly relevant to the racially tense last decade of the 20th century. Amidst the twists and turns of his complex narrative, Connelly affirms his rightful place among the masters of contemporary mystery fiction. --Patrick O'KelleyAbout the Author:
Michael Connelly lives in Los Angeles. He has won an Edgar Award, the Nero Wolfe prize, and the Anthony Award. This is his eighth novel.
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Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 007993
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316152196
Book Description Little Brown & Co., Boston, New York, Toronto, London, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, first printing. Unread, perfect condition. Jacket protected by removable archival cover. Quarterbound in black with black boards. Title, author and publisher in silver on spine. Embossed Little Brown emblem on front board. 393 pages. A Harry Bosch novel. At the foot of Angels Flight, an inclined railway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial. Howard Elias's lawsuits charging the LAPD with racism and brutality made him a celebrity, and earned him the hatred of nearly every police officer in the city. Harry Bosch is put in charge of the team investigating Elias's murder, knowing that his colleagues are likely to be his chief suspects. Michael Connelly won the 1993 Edgar Award for The Black Echo. Bookseller Inventory # 000630
Book Description Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed by author on title page. Protected jacket in Mylar and covers in excellent shape, no flaws, price intact, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. Stated "First Edition" and complete number line beginning with "1" on the copyright page. New book, unread. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000038
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110316152196