When evidence links a brutal murder in 1989 to a convicted rapist
named Clayton Pell, the case should be water-tight. Pell's DNA was
found on the victim - but he was only eight years old at the time.
This not the only mystery Harry Bosch has to solve. A man jumped -
or was pushed - from a window. The victim's father is Councilman
Irving, who's been intent on destroying Harry's career for years.
Now Irving wants Harry to head up the investigation. Harry uncovers
traces of two of the city's deepest secrets: a killer operating for
as many as three decades without being detected, and a conspiracy
that goes back into the dark history of the police department ...