You just have to love Harry Bosch. This time he is called in to investigate a murder that doesn't happen in his jurisdiction. He is one of the few cops that the victim hasn't had dealings with in court. The victim, Howard Elias, is an activist lawyer who helps clients who feel they have been wronged by the police. His trial record is great and the police hate his guts.
Lucky Bosch gets to investigate the crime. The suspects number many and the prime suspect is a former partner. Bosch must now separate the BS from the facts amidst keeping his own life. He is walking a fine line and of course the whole city's attention is focused on him. Irving, his boss, wants this resolved now and is willing to take the easy road rather than the right road.
Meanwhile, Bosch's marriage of 1 year is on the ropes and he doesn't know what to do.
This was my favourite so far. This series just gets better and better.
First Line: "The word sounded alien in his mouth, as if spoken by someone else."