Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Stories by Michael Connelly

By Michael Connelly

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles 3 difficult situations 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 prior. In "Father's Day," Bosch investigates a tender boy's probably unintentional loss of life 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 used to be left unsolved for decades.

Together, those gripping tales span Bosch's arguable occupation on the LAPD, and exhibit the evolution of the haunted, mythical investigator he may turn into. totally unputdownable, they're facts that "Connelly by no means stops shelling out the suspense....Once it grabs you in these first few pages, it won't enable pass of you" (Boston Globe).

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June and Hobie could get the divorce they both so desperately wanted. On the downside, they’d both be losing the man each regarded as the greatest thing since microwave popcorn. He could toss a coin and take out either June or her husband, thus serving as a sort of divorce court of last resort. If it came up heads, June could spend the rest of her life cheating on a ghost. If it was tails, Yarnell could have his cake and Edith, too. ’’ It struck Keller that there ought to be some sort of solution that didn’t involve lowering the population.

Good you could arrange it,’’ the man said. Would have taken a hell of an arranger, Keller thought. First you’d have had to arrange for Lyman Crowder to be speeding north in his pickup. —racing it at ninety-plus miles an hour, and proceeding southbound in the northbound lane. Arrange for a few near misses. Arrange for Vasco to brush a school bus and sideswipe a minivan, and then let him ram Crowder head-on. Some arrangement. If the man in White Plains had any idea that the client was dead as well, or even who the client was, he gave no sign to Keller.

That just screwed everything up, when you got to know these people. If you were going to ride a thousand miles to kill a man you’d never met, you were really well advised to be the tight-lipped stranger every step of the way. No point in talking to anybody, not the target, not the client, and not anybody else, either. If you had anything to say, you could whisper it to your horse. He got off the fourth plane of the day at Sheridan, picked up his Caprice—the name was seeming more appropriate with every passing hour—and drove back to Martingale.

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