"...every time I was transported to Los Angeles and could feel the arid heat of that city radiating from every page."
Harry Bosch is newly retired from the LAPD – and that is only because he thought it best to leave of his choice rather than be fired by his superiors who he constantly banged heads with! Bosch now spends his days restoring a beloved Harley while his attorney, Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) sues the police department for forcing Bosch out. It is through Haller that Bosch hears of a man accused of murder who had no connection to the victim, and yet his DNA squarely puts him in the frame. Haller smells a set-up and asks Bosch to do some digging. Bosch is happy to restore his Harley, but as he reads the case file, Bosch's instincts kick in and he can't help himself asking some awkward questions. It isn't long before the path leads Bosch directly towards the police department itself. That is when Bosch realises he has put himself directly in the firing line of a very clever killer.