By Michael Connelly
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles 3 difficult circumstances that span a mythical occupation during this never-before-collected trio of stories.
In "Christmas Even," the case of a burglar killed in mid-heist leads Bosch to retrace a hyperlink to his earlier. In "Father's Day," Bosch investigates a tender boy's probably unintentional dying and confronts his personal fears as a father. In "Angle of Investigation," Bosch delves into one of many first homicides he ever labored again as a uniformed rookie patrolman, a case that was once left unsolved for decades.
Together, those gripping tales span Bosch's arguable profession on the LAPD, and exhibit the evolution of the haunted, mythical investigator he may develop into. completely unputdownable, they're evidence that "Connelly by no means stops dishing out the suspense....Once it grabs you in these first few pages, it won't allow pass of you" (Boston Globe).
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Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Stories by Michael Connelly