Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===Act One=== Gunn is helped home by a young woman, [[Marissa]]. She holds him upright as they go through the security door to his building and upstairs to his apartment. He directs her to his door and she lets him in and hurriedly leaves. Chief [[Irvin Irving]] visits the grave of his son, [[George Irving|George]]. Bosch is up and ready for court as Maddie emerges. She comments that he looks smart but tired and he explains he is ready for court and was up late watching the election returns. Maddie jokingly plays dumb but then lets him know that she is aware of the outcome already. She points out that she is almost old enough to vote and presses him to let her obtain her driving license. Bosch and Maddie drive in together and she quizzes him about the trial, noting that he has already testified. He explains that the defence attorneys have held their cross examination of him until the end of proceedings. Maddie asks if Veronica Allen is guilty of murdering Father Tabakian and Bosch states his certainty. Maddie smells that Bosch has been smoking and does not hide her disappointment. He promises to quit again and throws his cigarettes out the window. Maddie pushes Bosch for a promise before he drops her off. Bosch heads back to Rampart to check in on Gunn and is annoyed to find that he is already out of the drunk tank. The watch sergeant, Suzuki, explains that Gunn was bailed out by a bondsman working for AAA Bail. Bosch wonders who would bother to pay to bail out a drunk who was about to be released anyway and Suzuki speculates that it would be his friends or family. Bosch angrily retorts that Gunn has no friends. Bosch is furious to have missed an opportunity to question Gunn and demands that Suzuki ensure that next time he get his interview. Irving is surprised when his secretary Ida announces a visit from Mayor Ramos. Irving directs her to show the Mayor in. He stands to receive the Mayor and his chief of staff [[Jen Kowski]], stating that he would have happily come to them. Ramos explains that he is making his victory lap and has come to thank Irving. Kowski relays that Irving's endorsement was crucial in securing the win and tells him that he is a popular figure around the city. Ramos asks Irving why he has not made use of the Chief of Police's office, noting that it is nicer even than the Mayor's. Irving says he is comfortable remaining in his Deputy Chief's seat and still plans to step down at the end of the year. Ramos says that gives him more time to convince Irving to remain in post as Chief. Bosch is cross-examined by [[Honey Chandler]]. He reiterates that Allen was covered in blood and distraught when he arrived at the church. Chandler asks him to describe the scene inside Father Tabakian's office. Bosch describes the body and the nearby murder weapon, a heavy trophy. Bosch notes that a pair of scissors had been placed under Tabakian's hand. Chandler focuses in on Bosch's conclusion that the scissors were planted by Allen to support a self defense argument. Chanlder brings up Bosch's involvement in a suit where he was accused of planting evidence. Bosch truthfully reveals that the jury found for the plaintiff in that case. Deputy District Attorney Amanda Scones follows-up with questions allowing Bosch to clarify that there was no judgement that Bosch had planted evidence and that the plaintiff was awarded just one dollar in damages in that case. O'Shea watches from the wings as Bosch is allowed to step down. Chandler calls for Mrs Allen herself to testify next but Scones notes the late hour and the judge agrees to recess until the following day. Bosch picks up a takeout meal from El Compadre, where he and the waitress Gladys know each other by name. He finishes a drink he had ordered while waiting and leaves the glass on the bar. After he leaves Jesse Tafero takes his place at the bar. Over dinner Bosch and Maddie talk about the difficulty of reaching Eleanor as she is living in Hong Kong. Bosch tells Maddie not to whine, just try. Maddie asserts that she is not whining and observes that Bosch has been working late a lot. He cites the upcoming Holland trial as the reason but Maddie notes that he has been spending a lot of time with Deputy District Attorney [[Anita Benitez]]. Maddie is interested in the personality of the accused, film director [[Andrew Holland]]. Bosch describes him as a creep and is perturbed when Maddie notes that she has seen his films and they are creepy. Maddie asks to attend the trial but Bosch refuses, saying that it is a murder trial not an entertainment. Maddie disagrees noting that the salacious details of the case (director kills aspiring actress during sex) have grabbed the public's attention. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Harry Bosch Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://harrybosch.fandom.com/wiki/The_Smog_Cutter"