The Black Ice Setting & Symbolism

Michael Connelly
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Letter to IAD

The IAD, or Internal Affairs Division, receives a letter regarding Calexico Moore that accuses him of criminal activities. It first appears this letter came from Moore's estranged wife, but later Harry comes to believe Moore wrote it himself.

Black Ice

Black Ice is a street drug first manufactured in Hawaii and then Mexico that is a combination of cocaine, heroin, and PCP.

Shotgun

A shotgun is found with Moore's body with his fingerprints on the barrel, suggesting Moore committed suicide as the scene suggests.

Pictures

Moore kept an envelope full of old photos from his childhood. From these pictures, Harry is able to establish that Zorrillo is Moore's half brother and to find the home Moore grew up in in Calexico, California.

Boots

Moore likes to wear a brand of boots with a snake on the heel. Harry is able to establish that Moore is...

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