Angels Flight

Angels Flight

Book - 2018 | First oversize mass market edition
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In this "superbly paced" New York Times bestseller ( Esquire ), LAPD detective Harry Bosch is trying to solve a high-profile lawyer's murder. But first he must face the public's suspicion . . . and his darkest fears.
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?
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, [2018]
Edition: First oversize mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781538762714
Branch Call Number: Pbk MYS CON
Characteristics: 504 pages ; 19 cm

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ThomE51
Dec 23, 2020

I just finished reading this adrenaline filled romp through police corruption within the LAPD. Angels Flight is Connelly's sixth Bosch novel, and it is a good one, though they have all been good, thus far. Angels Flight brings up some interesting thoughts, most pointedly; is the LAPD as corrupt as this novel purports. It is a vast organization, and the protection offered the department by Assistant Chief Irving Irvine is probably a necessity, but at what cost. Is it necessary to save a department the shame of being corrupt by using corrupt methods? Read the novel and come to your own conclusions.

One of the things I really like about Connelly's Bosch series is the network of fictional community is he has created. Bosch characters have become routine and repetitive, weaving in an out not only the Bosch novels, but the novels that aren't focused on Bosch. He has created a fictional world where all of his novels have some kind of connection with one another. This makes for a fun read and creates anticipation and a desire to read his novels outside of the Bosch series.

I have read Blood Work and The Poet, both very good, and next on my Connelly list is Void Moon, about a different character altogether. I am reading them in the order they were released. Doing this is showing me how well Connelly has matured as a writer, and so far, his story telling abilities are rather impressive.

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cambridgedon
Nov 27, 2018

Highly readable as usual and Connelly comes dangerously close to reality in getting to the systemic racism in the LAPD. I wonder though if Connelly comes too close to blurring moral lines by getting Bosch to cross one.

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vmquezada
Sep 04, 2016

What is the title of Harry Bosch novel where his daughter gets kidnapped in Hong Kong

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Dreamstime
Jul 06, 2015

Wow! Great story with its twists and turns as Bosch slowly unravels the mystery behind the murder of a lawyer hated by the LAPD. Connelly's Bosch is unlike Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Both operate from a righteous True North. But Bosch is more human, more sympathetic. No fisticuffs or gunfights here. Even so, the story is gripping and a real page turner. Bravo!

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ENFPWOMAN
Mar 11, 2015

This is probably my favourite of Michael Connelly's wonderful Bosch novels... a recent discovery in the paperback display, not available as a hardcover in the stacks. I enjoyed the very intricate and well laid-out plot, especially when Connelly writes about the ever ongoing dance between South LA and the LAPD. Now I'm curious to find out how Bosch met Eleanor... so it's back to the pb display!

JCLGreggW Apr 11, 2013

A great introduction to Michael Connelly and his hardboiled, truth-seeking, rule-breaking detective, Harry Bosch. Bosch is a member of Hollywood's crime unit but gets called in to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of a lawyer who makes his living suing the LAPD for discrimination and brutality. Not only is Bosch potentially hunting one of his own, but he's partnered with his rival from Internal Affairs division, there to handle what is a politically and racially charged case. On top of this, Bosch's wife has disappeared and may have relapsed into a black hole of gambling addiction. Bosch hunts for the killer through the twisted, corrupt LA political scene, and Connelly - himself a former journalist and with a journalist's eye for detail and character - piles on the surprises and memorable characters. Readers will not be disappointed.

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RichardPaul
Jul 13, 2012

Angels Flight ---- by Michael Connelly c - 1999 / 2011- MM ED. (Bosch Novel) ---- Very Good read and More ---- I somehow was not able to finish this story before. A major move to earn a living?? This tale links into other works about Bosch's Efforts as Detective and caring family man. Who gets fuddle fingered and clumsy in relationships. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 9-16-2012)

rprivette Jan 17, 2012

Harry Bosch is a great character

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davetruck
Jul 15, 2011

Once you get to know Harry Bosch, you will want to keep reading or listening. I have read or listened to every Michael Connelly book and wish there were more.

David -Overland Park

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greggwinsor
Nov 30, 2010

Probably one of Conelly's finest novels, and it's usually the one I use to get patrons hooked on him. (This and "Lincoln Lawyer".)

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Oct 20, 2012

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