Harry is now a retiree on a pension, but he still has all his cop instincts. He’s tormented by one case that never got solved — the murder of Angela Benton on her twenty-fourth birthday. She was a production assistant in the film business.
Bosch takes up the case as a private citizen, and having a mission again feels good. He’s also motivated by a wheelchair-bound ex-cop (paralyzed in a shootout) who talks to Bosch about the case.
Odd things happened in the same timeframe as the murder. Two million in cash was stolen from the movie set Angela was working on. And a woman FBI agent with some information about the heist disappeared. Bosch has a lot to investigate — and no official status as an investigator.
There’s plenty of action. Bosch has unnerving confrontations with the FBI, fights off several bad guys at a time, and leaves a pile of dead bodies in his wake. He also has interesting interactions with his ex-wife Eleanor, who still obsesses him.
Lost Light is a complex thriller, and Harry Bosch continues to be a very appealing protagonist. This is a five-star series, and I’m grateful to the friend who recommended it.