Michael Connelly, and the fifth to feature LAPD detective Harry Bosch. The book was published in February of 1997, and won the 1998 Barry Award.
- Detective Harry Bosch - Hollywood Division, Homicide Unit
- Detective Jerry Edgar - Hollywood Division, Homicide Unit
- Detective Kizmin Rider - Hollywood Division, Homicide Unit
- Lieutenant Grace Billets - Hollywood Division, Homicide Unit
- Eleanor Wish - Former FBI Agent, professional poker player
- Anthony Aliso - organized crime figure, murder victim
- Veronica Aliso - Actress and widow of Anthony Aliso
- Officer Ray Powers - Hollywood Division, Patrol Unit
- Luke Goshen - Organized crime lieutenant
- Joseph Marconi - organized crime boss
- Captain John Felton - Las Vegas Police Department Metro Division
- FBI Agent Roy Lindell - Undercover investigator in Las Vegas
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