I dug this book off my shelf recently and I was glad I did. Then again, I am a big Michael Connolly fan!
If you are a fan of crime/thrillers then you may be no stranger to the work of this very competent American writer. Michael Connolly has been writing for many years and it shows! His writing is stylish and confident!
Detective Harry Bosch is assigned to an unusual case that is, the shooting of a controversial black lawyer Howard Elias, together with another victim, a woman. The two victims are discovered on a funicular railway in downtown LA (those cable carriages used for steep slope travel) with no immediate witnesses to this late-night double fatality.
The shooting is well-timed as Howard Elias was due to defend a client named Michael Harris who was accused of the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl! However, Michael Harris denies the crime and instead points the finger at some sort of police cover-up! It was this case that Howard Elias was due to present in court, thus exposing the real murderer, before he was killed.
Angels Flight is a very layered complex crime/thriller! Just when you think you have worked out who is guilty of what, the novel takes another turn, exposing something entirely different. I won’t spoil the plot for you, but be surprised for a big twist!
The interwoven sub-plot of Angels Flight is that of police brutality, racism and corruption, and the deeper Harry Bosch digs to expose the killer of the initial fatalities, the more he realises the enemy could certainly be within!
And the personal cost to Detective Harry Bosch is a marriage that appears to be failing fast…
Angels Flight by Michael Connolly is a great novel, but watch out for the ending…
Until next time,
Happy writing! S