Title: Angels Flight ***1st British - True First***...
Publisher: Orion, London
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine +
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: 1st British Edition.
Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
Advance Reading Copy (ARC). First British Edition, First Printing (True First - Precedes US Edition) with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by the author on the FULL title page. Near Fine Plus book with two pen marks on foredge and light smudges to base; without dust jacket as issued. No remainder mark, no previous owner markings or inscriptions, not price clipped. All books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Check our inventory for additional Michael Connelly signed titles. Bookseller Inventory # 011374
Synopsis: A brand new recording of this Michael Connelly classic - available unabridged from Hachette Audio for the first time ever!
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?
Review: 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'Kelley
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