Harry Bosch investigates when a lawyer is murdered two nights before the beginning of his landmark trial against the LAPD.
When the body of high-profile black lawyer Howard Elias is found inside one of the cars on Angels Flight, a funicular railway in downtown LA, there's not a detective in the city who'll touch the case.
Murdered on the eve of a lawsuit on behalf of Michael Harris, Elias's speciality was prosecuting cases of police brutality, corruption and racism. Like every other cop, Harry Bosch believed Harris guilty as accused of the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl. Elias's civil action was supposed to expose the LAPD and reveal the real killer. Now it's all down to Bosch and it means digging deep into a minefield of suspicion and hate buried in his own backyard.