Friday, June 11, 2010
Angels Flight - Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch Series #6)
I feel like the Harry Bosch novels just keep getting better through the series - I'm not sure if Connelly is finding his rhythm with the misanthrope detective, or I'm finding my rhythm as a reader. Either way, I just want to read them one right after another. Angels Flight opens with the shooting death of Los Angeles's civil rights lawyer, Howard Elias. Elias was on the eve of trial on behalf of a man acquitted of rape and murder, against LAPD officers accused of brutality against him. With nearly every person on the force a possible suspect in Elias's murder, Bosch is brought in to investigate the case. The twists, turns, and dead ends in this book are basically the norm for a Connelly novel, but the body count is much higher. Bosch has his usual trouble keeping his mouth shut, and doesn't seem to exhibit the instincts a cop *should* have in terms of who he can really trust. And in the midst of the crazed investigation, Bosch attempts to hold together his failing marriage to former FBI agent, Eleanor Wish (a side sotry I could have done without, but was probably an effort to continue the attempt to humanize Bosch). A worthy addition to the Bosch collection.