Monday, June 14, 2010

Angels Flight

Angels Flight
by Michael Connelly [Compact Disc Connelly]

Deputy Chief Irving calls Harry Bosch and his team out in the middle of the night. He doesn't give Harry any details. Irving tells Harry to bring team to Angels Flight, a cable railway that runs up and down Bunkers Hill. Harry is startled by the order for two reasons. One, his team was called out on a case out of rotation. (They're supposed to have this weekend off.) Two, the crime scene is out of their response area. The tram is another precinct's responsibility. They arrive at the cable car to find two bodies surrounded by detectives from the elite Robbery Homicide division and Internal Affairs. Once Harry finds out that one of the victims was Howard Elias, he understands why the Robbery Homicides detectives won't investigate the crime. Elias was a Los Angles attorney who made a good living suing the L.A.P.D for racially motivated brutality. Internal Affairs is there because they think that an officer carrying an old grudge may have killed Elias. The Rodney King trial hangs over this investigation like a specter. Racial tensions run high between the Afro-American community and the police department. The Afro-American leaders are crying cover up because they think a police officer killed Elias. Harry Bosch lives by his own distinctive code. His moral compass always points toward finding out the truth at all costs. As a result, he has a lot of run-ins with the L.A.P.D. brass and the Internal Affairs Division. The reader, Dick Hill, gives Harry a firm voice as he tries to find out what really happened. Angels Flight is the sixth book in this well written series. [If you like this, you may also wish to try non-series titles by Michael Connelly, and the works of both Robert Crais and Lee Child.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[Also available in hardback, paperback, and unabridged audiotape formats.]

[ official Angels Flight page on the official Michael Connelly web site ]

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