May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no ...
May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder. Escorted by national guard soldiers from murder scene to murder scene, Harry and his colleagues are only able to do the bare minimum in terms of collecting evidence. And for Harry that's not enough. When he finds the body of a female journalist executed in an alley, he cannot accept that he will never be able to bring her killer to justice, and her tragedy starts to eat into his soul. But then, twenty years later, Harry finds himself working in the Open Unsolved Unit, and suddenly the past comes back to haunt him once again, in a way he could never have imagined.
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This is Harry Bosch?s 18th foray into murder. This case occurred in 1992, during the LA riots following the ?not guilty? verdict given to the LAPD officers who beat a motorist, Rodney King. The beating was televised, incensing the population.
Within hours of the verdict, South LA erupted into flames. There were so many deaths that detectives were barely able to get to one crime scene before they were called to another.
This case had some unique features. The victim, Anneke Jespersen, was a Danish photo-journalist who was shot execution-style in a dark alley. Why was a white woman in South LA while things were so dangerous? What happened to her film and camera equipment?
Because of the short shrift given to this case, Harry promised the woman that he would look for her murderer in the future. Near the 20th anniversary of Anneke?s death, Harry is working in the Open-Unsolved Unit. Suddenly, he gets a break; the gun used in her murder has also been used in other murders. Harry goes on the hunt!
The title comes from Harry?s partner, David Chu. He once made a comment that every case had a ?black box.? It was the one clue that could help a police detective pry open the case.
At times, during the early part of the story, the pacing seemed to drag a bit. When I thought about it, I realized that it is hard to create a sense of momentum in a case that has been cold for 20 years. In the second part of the book, Michael Connelly hits his stride and things move to a remarkable conclusion.
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