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Angels Flight An Activist Attorney Is Killed In A Cute Little LA 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 LAPD 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 LA Murder Case, One Where Every Cop Had A Motive The Question Is, Did Any Have The Guts


About the Author: Michael Connelly

See this thread for information. Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA



10 thoughts on “Angels Flight

  1. says:

    This is another very good entry in Michael Connelly s series featuring L.A homicide detective Harry Bosch The case opens in the middle of the night when Harry s team is called out to the scene of a double homicide A man and a woman have been shot to death on a trolley called Angels Flight Harry cannot figure out why he has been called since his team is out of the rotation that night.He arrives at the scene to find that one of the victims is an African American attorney named Howard Elias Elias has made a career and a name for himself by suing the L.A.P.D in cases where Elias charges police abuse of the city s minority citizens Elias is in the midst of preparing an explosive new case against several police detectives.Obviously, this will be a high profile case, and Harry isn t certain whether he s been assigned to the case because of his excellent record or because he s being set up as the fall guy if the case isn t solved The cynic in Harry speculates that he s been given the case because the other two members of his team are black and the department hopes that this will help tamp down the furor that is bound to explode in the black community when the victim s names are announced.Given the way the shooting occurred, Harry quickly concludes that Elias was the principal target and that the poor female victim was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time The real difficulty in the case is that the most obvious suspects are the cops that Elias had sued or was in the process of suing Harry s team must thus navigate very treacherous waters Lots of cops make it clear that they just want the crime written off as a robbery gone bad and swept under the rug The black community wants justice which in their vew apparently means that they won t be satisfied until a cop is indicted and convicted for the killings And, of course, Harry s bosses in the department seem concerned about protecting the department s reputation than they do in seeking the real truth.Harry being Harry, he is determined to solve the crime and let the chips fall where they may The department throws all sorts of obstacles in the way of his investigation, and the black community is seething Any spark could touch off a major riot If all of this weren t bad enough, Harry is working through marital problems The question is, can he push through all of this and solve the crime before the city explodes Connelly has written here a complex story with a number of flawed and well drawn characters, principal among them Harry Bosch He demonstrates once again his intimate knowledge of L.A., a city he obviously cares about deeply Angels Flight makes an even stronger argument that no one is writing better police procedurals these days than Michael Connelly.


  2. says:

    A black civil rights attorney is murdered The lawyer was about to go to trial with a high profile case against the LAPD for police abuse against a murder suspect The suspect was black, the police were white Harry Bosch is assigned to the case and told to solve the murder as quickly as possible in order to avoid potential civic unrest.This is the first Harry Bosch novel I ve read Connelly s The Lincoln Lawyer, about defense attorney Mickey Haller, was a fun, fast paced, suspense laden thriller This one gets mired down in sub plots involving Bosch s crumbling marriage, the political in games Bosch has to play to get anything done, and some of the creepiest stuff I ve read in a while.Bosch has to be able to see the forest for the trees in a case that quickly zigs and zags in some fairly dark and unexpected places, yet ultimately, the focus of the case is personal It s always personal and the clues are laid out for you in a ham fisted way view spoiler For this one, if you think you know who did it fifty pages into this book, you re right and the rest is just window dressing hide spoiler


  3. says:

    My first ever Harry Bosch novel and I really enjoyed it Harry is a wonderful character and I am so glad he is not an alcoholic like so many of the main characters in these kinds of books I can cope with the fact that he is trying to give up smoking and that he is bad at relationships Those things just make him real The story line in this book is excellent and full of twists and turns The book starts off steadily and then rapidly becomes a page turner designed to keep the reader up late at night And the ending is just perfect although quite a surprise So now I have to go back and read the first Harry Bosch novel which I believe is the start of a series of about nineteen books Lovely.


  4. says:

    Holy moly this was a convoluted one And I say that in the most complimentary way possible Harry is once again brought in to solve a case that threatens disaster no matter the outcome, and all the suspects keep ending up dead which leads to convenient assumption type answers that Harry just doesn t eff with This case was a riddle inside an enigma spritzed with a little dusting of mystery, and layered than an onion and I loved it, while at the same time kind of waiting for the disaster to strike every other sentence I have come to realize that this series is now my go to for when I don t know what I want to read, because I know that there s gonna be an interesting case or two or three and that Harry s situation is going to be tenuous at best, but despite it all, he s gonna do his damndest to get to the bottom of it even if it doesn t quite work out the way that all the TV shows imply that it should with the bad guys being outed and the truth being told, and the good guys winning the day This series is grim as fuck like that because the reader knows the truth by the end, but it never really feels like we get closure from it Realism, I guess One thing that made this book particularly difficult to read was the social repercussions of the main plot murder and subsequent investigation It s no secret that we have some pretty fucked up race relations in the US, and that has not gotten better no matter how many people claim that we re living in post racism America Stop saying this, people It s just ignorant Thanks for coming to my TED Talk This book was written in 1999, and references the Rodney King beating and subsequent rioting when the cops got off of the charges completely, as well as the OJ Simpson trial In a way, these two major trials are used as something of a crutch for the attitudes that Harry displays And, don t get me wrong, I love Harry Bosch he s one of my favorite detectives, but he s not very woke Harry has lived through his own trials and tribulations, but he s still white, and male, and a cop, and as such, has a somewhat predictable perspective on certain things than what someone else would have But, to his credit, he is essentially, mostly neutral He isn t ACTIVELY racist, or sexist, or otherwise shitty he just acknowledges things based on his own experiences, and if offered a different view of something, doesn t necessarily reject it out of hand, even if he doesn t necessarily understand it Really, Bosch is open to info, even if it s not what he expects, and that, along with his ethical desire for truth and accountability, is what makes him a great detective and a great character But still, this was a difficult book to read knowing that in the nearly 20 years since this was written, and close to 27 years since Rodney King very, very little has changed Black people are still being beaten, choked, tazed, and shot and killed by cops and People Standing Their Ground Against Scary Teenagers , and the cop almost never faces any repercussions for it It s essentially a We investigated ourselves, and we found that we didn t do anything wrong situation again and again and again It s a problem One that, as a nation, we need to fix, but apparently would just rather ignore or deflect from An example Just last week a white female officer entered into an apartment in her building that she THOUGHT was hers, but wasn t, and shot and killed the unarmed black male who did live there She wasn t arrested for 3 days THREE DAYS to just go about her life after entering the wrong apartment, pulling her service weapon and murdering the man who lived there And now info was released that the victim had weed in his apartment, as though that makes it OK for him to be murdered in his own home by a cop who forgot where she lived Absolutely sickening I m sure that there s a lot to this story, but what I ve seen so far, a delayed arrest and then what seems to be an attempt to smear the reputation of the victim, does not bode well for justice Anyway seeing this from the other perspective the desire to, at least on the surface, remain transparent and accurately hold a the responsible party accountable even if the killer turned out to be a cop in an effort to avoid civil unrest was interesting It was definitely a political tight rope walk, especially in LA where, as mentioned, they d had rioting resulting from a mishandled police accountability case not all that long ago when this was written Public perception is key, as well as trust And that trust is easily lost, which makes the Police Chief s job of reassuring the public all the harder But that brings me to my next point One of the things that I love about this series is that we get to know the cops that Harry gets to know, and despite Harry s clear as crystal opinions of them, I never really know if I completely trust his views Meaning that, he may not trust someone, but I m not convinced that he s always right about them Harry is unreliable in that way He behaves and reacts to things in a way that are completely foreign to me, sometimes in purely petty ways, and I find myself wondering why he takes the risks he does when there s next to nothing to gain from it If he was just to hold his cards a bit, he could actually make a play that matters, but he s always showing his hand Then, on the flip side, when I think he d benefit from calling out something that he knows, he sits on it HARRY, let s get on the same page here Why you gotta be so difficult Ahh, whatever You re you, and that s all you can be, and I am down with it But, for instance, I found myself really unsure how to feel about three cops that we ve seen throughout the series, and that I would ordinarily be inclined to trust each for different reasons, DESPITE their repeated interactions with Harry, some of which are most definitely Harry s own fault Harry doesn t share my inclination and suspects them, which I can understand his reasoning for doing, given their history, but needed than just Harry says so to go along with I liked how Harry s personal life was tied in, though it felt a bit like an afterthought and really nothing than a distraction for Harry But as little as there was of Harry s relationship, it actually worked to make me curious about what is going on there How did things go so far off the rails in such a short time What s going on with Eleanor Inquiring minds want to know I really do love this series though I enjoy that each book is interesting on multiple levels, but is also just really enjoyable reading It is what it is, and can bring up serious social issues without being preachy or annoying about it I like that.


  5. says:

    When the phone rang in the early hours of the morning, Detective Harry Bosch wasn t in bed where the caller expected him to be he had in fact been pacing the house in the darkness, willing the phone to ring but the voice at the other end of the line wasn t the voice he wanted to hear He felt the desolation hit him again but the call out by Deputy Chief Irving was another shock out of their area, out of their district, and into an explosive case that would change lives, and in a violent and permanent way..Angels Flight was a combination of two trolley cars which ran from top to bottom of one of the steep inclines of LA the motor to run the cars was at the top and operated by a driver The two cars would pass each other in the centre it made Angels Flight a great tourist attraction And it was also a good way for workers to move quickly and easily from one section of the city to the other But that night, with Bosch and his partners, Kiz Ryder and Jerry Edgar arriving around 2.45am, the area was filled to capacity with cops Bosch couldn t work out why they had been called in but it was soon to become clear to him.With the race on to forestall rioting, Bosch had the services of the IAD Internal Affairs Division thrust upon him Detective Chastain and Bosch were sworn enemies how on earth was he to work with him But it seemed they had no choice With the possibility of a rogue cop out there, the investigation took a sinister turn And with a large number of the LAPD all having reason to want the victim dead, Bosch knew he could trust no one he would do this his way and find the killer, hopefully before anyone else became a victim.Another brilliant instalment in this series Harry Bosch is a fabulous character The depth and intrigue in this one was intense, the different and varied layers all melded to create one spellbinding and thrilling novel The finale was stunning I have no hesitation in recommending this one highly.


  6. says:

    Harry and his team Kizmin Rider Harry Edgar are called to a murder scene at Angels Flight They soon find they ve been assigned the worst of cases as the victim is a high profile civil rights attorney who is in the middle of a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the LAPD As with many of his cases, Harry s just drawn a really thorny, short stick I literally could not stop listening to this story with its many layers, twists, turns and ugliness Harry has to look internally for suspects and it s not pretty as the city is poised to erupt into violence over this murder This isn t an easy story and my original hunch which I abandoned turned out to be dead on, which was pretty exciting The ending was almost poetic The change in narrators was a fairly seamless transition, though I miss Dick Hill s version of Jerry Edgar I know there will be another change but, for now, I m satisfied with the performance Still wild about Harry and this series.


  7. says:

    8 10Another solid entry by Michael Connolly, this man is one of those authors that I can call upon when I need a good solid mystery Bosch as a character has truly developed since his first outing and is quite a unique character overall He has his flaws but they re not the typical drunken down and out type but the complex character who gets his man with solid police work whilst fighting the internal politics Well, maybe some tropes but not the normal overused ones at leastThe mystery here is a lawyer who prosecutes police officers is killed in cold blood and it looks like it could be a job undertaken by someone who works on the force Unfortunately for Harry, the top brass think he is the perfect choice to hunt out the perpetrator and reveal them to the world wherever the chips lay Harry is probably chosen due to his run in s with the chiefs in previous novels making this a novel that is better appreciated knowing the back story It could be read as a standalone but I think would be gained with a bit of back knowledge.One thing that irked me though was the ending There were many red herrings, as expected in this sort of novel, but it was made pretty clear who the killer was likely to be from early on especially with hindsight now on my side But that wasn t the issue, how everything was tied up just seemed a little strange especially view spoiler how the perp got their comeuppance getting caught up in a riot and being beaten to death I don t mind him dying by gang riot mentality but then it looked like they were going to cover up his evil deeds and blame the original killing on another dead cop a cop that the bad guy shot himself Seems a little unfair but that could well be how these sort of things are played out in real life hide spoiler


  8. says:

    Mike Connelly speaking for Angels Flight season 4 0 18 Goodreads Best Police Detective 7 as of 8 1 2019 Howard Elias, a black LA Civil attorney, LAPD officers hate him, always threatened to lose their badge Vote on Goodread s Best Police Procedural List Angel Flight this book is 7 as of 12 1 2018 on the list Howard Elias, a black LA Civil attorney, LAPD officers hate him, always threatened to lose their badge Angels Flight is 2 public train cars, 1 goes up 1 down at the same time Catalina Perez random woman Elias are murdered A Video only shows Elias His landmark case Black Warrior started.LAPD s Black Warrior case Micheal Harris black kid accused of killing of a 10 year old white girl The 4th day girl s body found he s released innocent RHD Robbery Homicide Division sued for 3 days of racial mistreatments 10 million dollars.After many Detectives killed, Chief of Police closes the case But Bosch knowns better It took time to link the characters for me LA s Angels Flight Railway March 29, 2019 FYI Update Micheal Connelly Police FBI Acronyms 1 Bosch Season 4 Trailer 2018 on Prime Video 2 Mentions Angels Flight 9 Dragons are Season 4


  9. says:

    A complex and satisfying Bosch mystery I do believe that Harry is becoming far politically adept as he ages, but at a cost.Angels Flight takes place in April 1999, so it appears that Harry and Eleanor have been married almost three years by this point.Sadly, in this book we see Eleanor and Harry s marriage break down This is well portrayed in several scenes throughout the book, very poignant, and without rancour Note that despite what you might read in the Harry Bosch Wikia, their daughter, Madeline, has not been born yet.The mystery itself is complex with a large cast The issues of race and police corruption are prevalent throughout, but well presented, believable and sadly a reflection of the realities of the day.There is an additional theme of view spoiler paedophilia and child abuse hide spoiler


  10. says:

    This is only my second book about Harry Bosch, the first one was The Concrete Blonde And I have to admit that I liked this one even than the previous one.Bosch is given the case of the murder of two people on the historic tram line It immediately turns out that one of the victims is the lawyer most hated by all policemen The list of people who wanted his death is extended and there are some Harry s colleagues on it The evidence disappears very quickly and false trails are created even for no reason Meanwhile, it seems that Bosch s supervisors does not care too much to find a murderer but rather to stop any possible riots in the city.I found this book very interesting and suspenseful There are lots of twists and turns It is also quite somber at some time view spoiler two people commit suicide, the book also deals with child abuse hide spoiler


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