Angels Flight by Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch #6 (EPUB)
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?
Just what you’d come to expect from Michael Connelly–intelligent detection, an insistence on the part of his hero on the facts leading where they will, plausible plots. The detective, Harry Bosch, is, alas, human, and the reader gets to see and sadly realize how certain bad turns might, repeat might, have been prevented had the investigator, already brilliant, had he been even more smart, more aware.
Looking back, the reader is allowed to see, to imagine, how things might have been improved. That exposure of very human elements, part of what makes his books so good. Very little caricature, on the whole no absurd coincidence, and as I’ve said elsewhere, a very low implausibility factor.