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Angels Flight [Mass Market Paperback]

Michael Connelly
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Jan. 1 2000 Harry Bosch
New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly sets his novels of suspense against a world divided by race, politics, money, and the media. Here he thrusts Detective Harry Bosch on a harrowing journey into a high-profile murder case--and darkness...
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?

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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'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Hollywood homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch (Trunk Music, 1996, etc.) is up to his very stiff neck in politics, police corruption and racial tension. The echo of the Rodney King case is almost deafening when Howard Elias, an African American lawyer famous for suing the LAPD for racially motivated brutality, is shot dead on the short train run up a steep hill in downtown L.A. known as Angels Flight. Bosch and his team?a black woman named Kizmin Rider and a black man named Jerry Edgar?are assigned the highly sensitive case. Although Bosch sniffs racial and departmental political hokum among the brass, he doggedly focuses on finding the killer, knowing that cops will be among the suspects. It all smells even worse when Bosch discovers signs of evidence tampering by the first cops on the crime scene and learns that the civilian attorney assigned to oversee the investigation had personal ties to Elias. A bit of a cowboy anyway, Bosch is even more ornery than usual, since his wife has gone AWOL and returned to gambling. Further hampered by a secretive and even obstructive departmental leadership and by his former partner's apparent links to the crime, Bosch moves well outside the rules to discover the ugly motivation for the killing. Connelly has all the hard-boiled procedural moves down and gives Bosch a reckless crusader's moral code. The finale, set against riots, delivers a brutal, anti-establishment sort of justice. This isn't Connelly's best; the plot is sufficiently ornate to diffuse tension, and Bosch seems to be evolving from the true character of early books into a sort of icon, a Dirty Harry for our times. Simultaneous Time Warner audio; author tour.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the author's best work Aug. 5 2003
By ylai
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I am on a Michael Connelly run as I am doing some summer reading and this year, decided to read the bulk of his works. I read THE CITY OF BONES last year and was so-so about the whole uproar. Well, Mr. Connelly has definitely proven why he is one of the foremost authors in this arena.
ANGELS FLIGHT brings together all sorts of topics that all readers of the detective/mystery/thriller novel is interested in: intrigue, the police brotherhood, betrayal, social cynicism and commentary, murder in all of its horror and "glory," and most important of all, Detective Harry Bosch. This time, he is married and watching his marriage fall apart, as L.A is falling apart after the horrific murder of one of its most brutal and ruthless civil attorneys is violently murdered in cold blood. The city is blaming cops all over the place, and again, Harry is singled out to solve the murder or be framed as the fall guy.
Unlike THE POET which has a rather implausible finale, or CONCRETE BLONDE which pulls a long-standing character into a rather comprised role of the sociopathic serial killer, ANGELS FLIGHT creates a myriad of characters that may easily be a killer. It is suspense writing at its best and definitely stands alone as one of Connelly's best work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the author's best work Aug. 5 2003
By ylai
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I am on a Michael Connelly run as I am doing some summer reading and this year, decided to read the bulk of his works. I read THE CITY OF BONES last year and was so-so about the whole uproar. Well, Mr. Connelly has definitely proven why he is one of the foremost authors in this arena.
ANGELS FLIGHT brings together all sorts of topics that all readers of the detective/mystery/thriller novel is interested in: intrigue, the police brotherhood, betrayal, social cynicism and commentary, murder in all of its horror and "glory," and most important of all, Detective Harry Bosch. This time, he is married and watching his marriage fall apart, as L.A is falling apart after the horrific murder of one of its most brutal and ruthless civil attorneys is violently murdered in cold blood. The city is blaming cops all over the place, and again, Harry is singled out to solve the murder or be framed as the fall guy.
Unlike THE POET which has a rather implausible finale, or CONCRETE BLONDE which pulls a long-standing character into rather comprised role of the sociopathic serial killer, ANGELS FLIGHT creates a myriad of characters that may easily be a killer. It is suspense writing at its best and definitely stands alone as one of Connelly's best work.
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This is the third Michael Connelly novel, and the second featuring Harry Bosch, that I've read, and I continue to be impressed by this author's skill. In fact, I think I'm getting addicted to it, having read three of his books in a week's time.
I've ridden Angel's Flight and am familiar with the basic L. A. area, so Connelly's descriptions definitely hit home. It's always enjoyable to be able to picture the areas mentioned through having been there.
I'm becoming increasingly impressed with Connelly's description and perspective of investigations. The policemen in his books are not simple good and bad stereotypes. They are living breathing individuals, and the author is imminently fair in his portrayals. After reading a Bosch novel, it's easier to consider the different views of right and of wrong. Connelly makes it easier to have an insight into all the factors of police investigations and of the behaviours of the law enforcers. We can more easily see that it's not always that easy to determine what's right and what's wrong. In this particular novel, you find yourself admiring some aspects of the victim while seeing other aspects that are less admirable. And this is important to my own enjoyment of the story. Not to say that there aren't some characters that appear to have no redemptive qualities at all. But he is fair with most of the characters so that you can understand why they make some of the decisions and perform some of the actions they do.
And of course, there is the constantly twisting and turning plot that's been in every Connelly book I've read yet. He hasn't yet failed to mislead me through part of a book...in fact, I went rather far afield in this one, certain that I saw through some of his misdirection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, Connelly does not disappoint Oct. 1 2001
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This is my fourth Connelly book, and it's another winner. He writes mystery novels different than the rest of them, because there are no easy answers, and no cop is a superman. Detective Heironymus Bosch has been in many of Connelly's previous books, and this time he's investigating the murder of a high-profile black lawyer named Howard Elias, who was in the middle of a lawsuit against the LAPD. Needless to say, there are many people who would want Elias dead, several of them cops.
But for Michael Connelly, there are no easy answers. Red herrings abound in this story, and Bosch is further distracted by his relationship with his estranged wife. Add to that a murder case steeped in pedophilia, powers-that-be in the LAPD who want the case solved as quickly as possible, high-price internet callgirls, dirty cops...and you've got a complicated case that could spark inner-city riots if it's not solved to everyone's satisfaction.
If you like this book, I recommend the other Connelly books I've read..."Blood Work," "A Darkness More Than Night" and "Trunk Music." Connelly's work is gritty, realistic, and sometimes very funny. A fantastic writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite.
Thrilling, suspense all the way to the last page as expected from M. Connely for Harry Bosch, my favorite.
Published 29 days ago by Jeanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic read
Published 1 month ago by Faye Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars a Bosch fan trough and through
I can always follow these stories as if as if I was there. especially taking place in L.A. as I love it there
Published 15 months ago by jeanne harcourt
4.0 out of 5 stars Another deep notch in Connelly's belt!
Howard Elias is part of the Los Angeles upper crust. As a very high profile African-American attorney and racial activist, his lucrative practice consists in large part of suing... Read more
Published on Nov. 15 2008 by Paul Weiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Boils Over After a Long Spell in the Pressure Cooker
Angels Flight was written near the ebb of LAPD's reputation: OJ Simpson had skated after the police investigation proved to be corrupt in most peoples' minds and Rodney King had... Read more
Published on July 22 2008 by Donald Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Stairway to Heaven ?
"Angels Flight" is Michael Connelly's eighth book, his sixth to feature Harry Bosch and was first published in 1999. Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2007 by Craobh Rua
5.0 out of 5 stars Police detectives age, too
And so do authors. It's nice that authors can write about aging protagonists as they themselves pass through the decades. Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars Connelly is a master at his work
I am never disappointed when I read a Bosch book by Connelly. This was another I couldn't put down. This isn't just a story of a cop in LA. This is a story of his life. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by Kel
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in the Bosch series
Angels Flight was one of the best in Connely's Harry Bosch series. You can't put this book down!
While the whole series up to this point has been excellent, I think this book... Read more
Published on Feb. 17 2004 by Theresa W
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Harry Bosch series.
Angels Flight is the pinnacle of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. A brooding, somber look at race relations and politics in the world of Police Investigation, and a... Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2004 by Bill Kubert
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