Dr. Shamiram Arslanian was a surprise witness. Not in terms of her presence at the trial -- she had been on the witness list longer than I had been on the case. But in terms of her physical appearance and personality. Her name and pedigree in forensics conjured an image of a woman deep, dark and scientific. A white lab coat and hair ironed back in a knot. But she was none of that. She was a vivacious, blue-eyed blonde with a cheerful disposition and easy smile. She wasn't just photogenic. She was telegenic.
While Harry Bosch is by far my favorite Michael Connelly character, Mickey Haller is a good second favorite. Bosch's appearance in this book seems to be a little gratuitous; I would have preferred perhaps a shifting viewpoint between the two characters. All in all, though, an entertaining read.