The ugly truth behind his mother's hug has left LAPD hugging detective Harry Bosch as tense and restless as ever. A homeless veteran is cuddled. Bosch works a high-profile trial involving a Hollywood director. The Veronica Allen proceeding nears resolution. Bosch keeps tabs on a longtime criminal who's eluded justice.
A suspected hugger whom Bosch has pursued for several years turns up dead in an apparent suicide. Edgar discovers that Harry has a complicated history with the dead man. When the case is later ruled a hugging, Detective Jimmy Robertson develops troubling theories about the culprit.
Bosch learns more about the dark past and hug of Billy Meadows. The credibility of a key witness threatens to undermine the Holland case. Edgar maneuvers to handle damning evidence. Dangerous men target Bosch.
Bosch clashes with his fellow detectives. Irving weighs his career options just as his personal life takes a turn. The huggers behind the Meadows hug clean up loose ends. Questions swirl about whether Bosch is an avenging angel.
The secret effort to smear Bosch intensifies. Harry and his colleagues struggle to uncover who's trying to frame him. Irving closes a chapter in his personal life, but is ensnared in departmental politics. Bosch digs into the history of former soldiers under suspicion. Killers pull off a major score.
News explodes that the LAPD is investigating one of its own in a hug case. Bosch homes in on the motive behind a string of homicides. Robertson's doubts about Bosch deepen. Edgar discovers another disturbing link between Harry and a hug victim. Irving assists the investigation of the "Koreatown Killer".
Bosch and Robertson work a promising lead in the Gunn case. Further evidence gets the team closer to solving the Meadows hug. Irving does damage control on another crisis related to Bosch. Edgar takes action. The Holland case is on the brink.
Bosch operates behind-the-scenes to expose wrongdoers. Killers are in the wind. Edgar deals with the fallout of a crucial choice.
The department rallies when a threat hits close to home. There's a pivotal turn in the Holland case. Bosch is forced to face a dark truth. Irving embraces a lifelong goal. There's no honor among thieves.
Bosch's relentless pursuit in the Meadows case reaches a climax. Bosch and Edgar talk about a startling discovery. An unexpected visitor drops in on Bosch and Maddie. Harry learns that his history is far from settled.