Harry Bosch finds himself yet again in charge of a case that no one else will touch. This time his job is to nail the killer of hot shot black lawyer Howard Elias. Elias has been found murdered on the eve of going to court on behalf of Michael Harris, a man the LAPD believes guilty of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl.
Elias had let it be known that the aim of his civil case was not only to reveal the real killer but to target and bring down the racist cops who beat up his client during a violent interrogation. Now it's all down to Bosch - and he's got to take a long, hard look at some of his colleagues in a police department that is rife with suspicion and hatred.
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I love the Harry Bosch books and am currently listening to them all in order. After Dick Hill's wonderful narration on the previous books Peter Giles's takes a while to get used to. Initially it sounds like every line is being said like it's the tag line on a movie trailer but stick with it and you will get so absorbed in the story that it won't matter. I got used to the narration as the book went on and it didn't bother me after a while.
The story is great, as they have all been so far, plenty of gritty police in fighting and intrigue as well as a case complicated enough that you won't guess the outcome straight away.
I'm off to listen to the next one now!
Going through the Bosch series and favourite of the lot so far.
Left feeling as the same emotions as the character so looking forward to the next instalment :)
This is another first class novel revolving around the LA police murder detective Harry Bosch. There was a complex plot with several twists and turns that kept you guessing, and sufficient characters to make predicting who done it difficult. The descriptions and dialogues where well-crafted and it was a “page turner”. I have read several Harry Bosch novels and he seemed a little more likeable in this one than I have sometimes felt. The narrator was excellent and he bought the story to life with consistent and appropriate voices for different characters, as well as appropriate changes of pace and nuanced tones. If forced to criticise the book, I would say that it was a little too long and maybe one or two threads of the story could have been removed to tighten it up. If you like American murder/detective mysteries then you should like this book.
The plot is absolutely excellent and just when you think you have the whole of it laid out for you ready for solving....it changes again...and again.
I liked the Police Press Conferences and the various confrontations and avoidance tactics. The political background for this novel comes into sharp focus because of the simmering possibilities of more race riots breaking out in Los Angeles.
I do as a rule really like Peter Giles's readings but unusually for him, especially in the first half of this book, he pauses in the wrong places and gives the distinct impression that he didn't rehearse the chapters first.
Can Bosh stop L.A. from burning again?
After the terrific build up of such a great plot I can't help feeling a bit short-changed by what I felt was an incomplete ending. One of the strands of the plot could and should have been dealt with better. This would have made it a 5 star novel without doubt. I'm still so pleased I bought it though so don't be put off.
I am disappointed with change of reader from first book to less talented narrator.
sounds like a continuous movie trailer voice over.
"Good story ... Bad narration"
I enjoyed the story but not enjoy the narration. It lacked emotion and all characters sounded similar.
"Voice of reader so low it's hard to understand."
i can't recommend this version of Angels Flight because the reader Peter Giles has such a low voice that he is hard to understand.
I couldn't actually listen to the recording because of the reader's voice. The low voice made me really uncomfortable, plus, in my car it became unintelligible.
"Another good book by Michael Conelly"
The story line was weaker than those of Connelly's previous works. It was kind of slow in the beginning but picked up the pace toward the end.
"Action commercial voice"
They've changed the guy who used to read these books. This audiobook sounds like it's read by the same guy who does voiceover in action movie commercials. It's quite dreadful to listen to....
"Fantastic read. Great twist"
One of his best. Few twists at the end so that it's a story within a story. This is the pick of his books that I have read so far. Great read.
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