December 16, 1998
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316152196
ISBN - 13: 9780316152198
From the Publisher
The man most hated by the LAPD - a black lawyer who has made his name by bringing lawsuits alleging racism & brutality by police officers - has been found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial. The list of suspects includes half of the police force, & Harry Bosch is the detective chosen to head the investigation. The political dangers of the case are huge. If it's not investigated fairly, the public outcry could make the Rodney King riots look tame. But a full investigation will take Bosch into the ugliest corners of law enforcement. To make matters worse, Bosch's wife, Eleanor, has disappeared. Bosch fears she has left him - or succumbed to her gambling addiction. He's not sure which would be worse. Angels Flight reads in a white heat.
About the Author
Michael Connelly, Connelly graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 where he majored in journalism and minored in creative writing. After graduation, he worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in the crime beat. He was writing about the police and crime during the wave of violence that came over South Florida during the "cocaine wars." In 1986, he interviewed survivors of a plane crash with two other reporters and the magazine story subsequently written on the crash was on the short list for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. This story led to a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years there, Connelly began writing his first novel. His first novel featured the LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch and was titled "The Black Echo" (1992). It was based, in part, on a true crime that occurred in Los Angeles, and "The Black Echo" won the Edgar Award for best first novel by the Mystery Writers of America. He followed up with three more Bosch novels titled "The Black Ice,""The Concrete Blonde," and "The Last Coyote." Afterwards, he published "The Poet" (1996), which featured a newspaper reporter as a protagonist, and "Blood Work" (1998), which was inspired by a friend's heart transplant and the "survivors guilt" that was experienced by his friend for living at the expense of somebody's death. "Angels Flight" (1999) brought back the Bosch series and in "Void Moon" (2000), Connelly introduced a new character,
From Our Editors
The man most disliked by the Los Angeles Police Department is an African-American lawyer who made his name by suing police officers for racism and brutality. When he's found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial, the list of suspects includes half the department. In Angel's flight, Harry Bosch leads the investigation, but the political and professional hazards of the case intensify when Bosch's wife Eleanor disappears. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of the Harry Bosch novels.