Michael Connelly has been busily carving and hewing a place in
modern detective fiction, a place which started as a niche but
which is gradually starting to resemble a cave. His novels
detailing the cases of his most famous creation, Hieronymus "Harry"
Bosch, have become a sub-genre unto themselves, casting a stark,
unblinking illumination on the psyches of both criminal
perpetrators and the members of law enforcement that is so bright
and so clear as to be by turns beautiful and painful to gaze upon.
If it is too ea