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When I started, I was not sure I would enjoy this book as much as the previous ones I was wrong This is a far intimate and poignant look into Harry Bosch, and the abused child inside him His investigation into the murder of his mother, than 30 years before, shows the Harry we know insightful, creative, persistent, abrasive and the Harry we know only a little from previous volumes.Being torn from his mother who loved him dearly, placed into a borstal where the law of the jungle ruled, and then a series of exploitative or unsuitable foster parents, created a young man on the edge of crime or greatness We learned something of his Viet Nam experiences in The Black Echo, and some bits of his past in The Black Ice and The Concrete Blonde, but in this book we journey much deeper into his soul.There are the usual side players, well drawn mostly, with often hidden motives, and the love interest Jazz wonderful and conflicted I noted in this book, again, that Harry loves the smell of his loves as they embrace, the mystery and physicality, the deep primal connection something he and I have in common, and with Connelly, too, I suspect.Wonderful stuff Poignant, painful, wonderful, and complex, and as usual, the whodunit not always as you might guess.The I read, the I love Harry. This is the fourth novel in the Harry Bosch series and despite it being over 500 pages I devoured this book in less than a day I think why the story was able to hold my interest so much is because this book explores what really had an impact on Harry s life, the murder of his mother At the beginning of the book, you find out that once again Harry has done something to tick off the higher ups and is on paid leave and forced to meet with a shrink Facing some unexpected vacation time, he decides to go over the case files of his mother s unsolved murder Once again Michael Connelly really manages to deliver a solid mystery with a complex main character While the previous books certainly had good character development, I really felt by the end of this one that I have a much better picture of Harry and why he is the way he is I m really excited to read the next book in the series because I don t know what lies ahead for the character and I don t think Harry really knows either Definitely recommend if you liked the first three books in the series. Harry Attacked His Commanding Officer And Is Suspended Indefinitely, Pending A Psychiatric Evaluation At First He Resists The LAPD Shrink, But Finally Recognizes That Something Is Troubling Him And Has For A Long Time In , When Harry Was Twelve, His Mother, A Prostitute, Was Brutally Murdered, And No One Has Ever Been Accused Of The CrimeWith The Spare Time A Suspension Brings, Harry Opens Up The Thirty Year Old File On The Case And Is Irresistibly Drawn Into A Past He Has Always Avoided It S Clear That The Case Was Fumbled And The Smell Of A Cover Up Is Unmistakable Someone Powerful Was Able To Divert Justice And Harry Vows To Uncover The Truth As He Relentlessly Follows The Broken Pieces Of The Case, The Stirred Interest Causes New Murders And Pushes Harry To The Edge Of His Job And His Life Quick start thinking of every tired trope that comes to mind when you think of generic cop stories It s OK, I ll wait Your list probably included, Author uses macho cop s mandatory therapy sessions as an excuse for character development, and, Renegade cop gets his badge taken away, so he has to go rogue to catch the killer Those two overdone stories come together to make this novel, so it should feel derivative and lifeless, right Yet somehow, Connelly rises above the expectations of the genre and tells a compelling story that is the best in the series so far.I think the reason I respond so well to this book is that it s the fourth in the series After loving the Lincoln Lawyer novels, I ve started Connelly s Harry Bosch novels from the beginning, so I know how the protagonist got to this episode in his life, but not where he goes from here Connelly writes each book both for new readers and for devoted fans, though a new character sees Bosch s scars from a gunshot wound, and those of us who read The Black Echo know what they mean, but a new reader can easily grasp the most important details of how they matter to the scene in this book Another new character appears and mentions that she s a replacement for someone who had a similar job again, we know what happened to her predecessor in the last book, so we have a richer picture of how Bosch sees this woman, but a new reader doesn t need that distraction, so Connelly keeps the story moving along briskly Most importantly, for three books, we have read about Bosch s pain from his mother s long abandoned unsolved murder, so we know how significant it is that Bosch finally gets to pursue this personal justice he needs, but any reader will understand the most important emotions and motivations here Connelly s mastery of telling a small story within a larger story is astounding, and I love him for it.This book itself involves Bosch, a homicide detective in LA, twiddling his thumbs on stress leave after a physical confrontation with the irritating supervisor who has tormented him for three books, so he begins investigating his mother s cold case We see Los Angeles as a grimy and dangerous character of its own, as this book begins shortly after a devastating earthquake that leaves physical and mental damage for nearly everyone in the tale Connelly s experience as a Los Angeles crime beat reporter enriches this aspect of the book, as it does every book he sets in the City of Angels The mystery is engaging, with plenty of rational scenery changes and some good red herrings, a level of violence appropriate for the genre with a hero who avoids the trap of protagonist invulnerability we know that he won t actually die, since he s got to be around to star in books later in the series, but he tends to take some wounds and carry scars from one novel to the next, so we never need to get bored thinking he s safe from real danger , and plenty of wit along the way Connelly even plays with genre expectations here, though, as a very funny and juvenile running gag turns around for a stomach dropping tragedy to kick the novel s final act into gear Which brings us back to the beginning of the review, with the two tired tropes They work so well here for longtime readers because Connelly has laid the right groundwork He isn t going with the rogue cop story because the genre requires it from time to time he s doing it because we ve had three books of Bosch fighting within the system to get justice for others, so the only way for him to get justice for himself is to go one step further and work outside the system entirely We ve had three books of seeing Bosch s nightmares and lonely nights with a jazz album and a pack of cigarettes, Bosch s inability to talk about the things that matter most with his inquiring romantic interests, Bosch s stumbling half step questions about his mother so the only way to draw him out as a character is to put him in a therapist s office with someone who s going to ask him hard questions and make him give himself permission to open those long closed doors Yes, the tropes are tired when they re used as cheap shortcuts to something better But here, Connelly is going to them because nothing else has worked for his protagonist, and if they re tired, at least they re effective, and Connelly knows exactly how to make that work Yes, this novel is a crime thriller, an airport paperback that you will probably read over the course of a couple of days and then never open again It s not The Great American Novel But as an example of what the genre can be in the hands of a truly capable storyteller, it is absolutely worth a read, either as your fourth Harry Bosch novel or as your first. Whew I think I need stress leave after reading this book This was crazy tense, and INTENSE, and the whole time I was waiting for the shoe to drop and everything to go sideways So, after Harry gets pissed off at his supervisor, Lt Pounds, for messing up an interview, Harry put Pounds face through his office window As you do That got him put on Involuntary Stress Leave, which I think it could be argued, is probably not unwarranted He has to talk to the department s therapist, who will determine whether he s fit to return to duty or not Meanwhile, bored and feeling like his life is out of control and his mission to be a good cop is being wasted, along with a liberal dollop of guilt at having been on the force for 20 years and never having looked into the murder that s closest to him, he starts investigating his mother s death BUT, being on ISL, he doesn t have a badge, he doesn t have a gun, and his investigation is unsanctioned, unofficial, and unwise ESPECIALLY how he goes about it This book was an emotional rollercoaster for me I ve wanted Harry to figure out what happened to his mother since the first book, when we learn that she was murdered Her murder changed the course of Harry s life, and who he is now can be attributed to that event in a large way It s not ENTIRELY due to that, but to say that it had no effect is naive So I wanted him to have closure and for the person or persons who caused it to happen to come to justice Harry is unconventional, and the way that he goes about this investigation was something that I knew was going to spell trouble for sure I got and uncomfortable every time he played the card, and while it was funny and sort of fuck the law the first couple times pretty soon I wanted him to grow up and stop playing with fire because he would eventually get burned Of course, when the blaze came, it was out of control, as they tend to be which is something he also should have foreseen One of the weirdest aspects of this story for me was Irving He was so out of character in this book that I really wonder what is going on There has to be something there because in the first book, Irving was actively out to get Bosch in any way he could, and then the next two, he s eased up but would still be considered very much a BY THE BOOK kind of guy, who does not abide unconventional or loner cops who could make the department look bad But in this book, he sticks his neck out repeatedly for Harry, and I wonder why I guess it could have to do with his mother s murder and maybe a feeling that he d want to do the same if it was him but it makes me suspicious, because he s so NOT that type, otherwise The investigation takes some turns, and of course these books never turn out the way that you re sure that they will That s one of the things that I love about them I love the fact that Harry is a true detective He follows the evidence, does the work, and goes where it leads He doesn t jump to a conclusion and then make it fit Even when all of the pieces could be neatly lined up to form a picture he has to make sure that it s the RIGHT picture No matter the cost The last two books were intensely personal to Harry, and while I do like that, it s a bit overwhelming and I hope that he enjoys his Florida break with Jazz and doesn t take all of her baggage onto his cart I m not sure how I feel about her I can identify and empathize with what she s gone through, but I think she s not good for Harry in a way that a lit match is not good for a forest Maybe it s needed to burn away some of the debris and come back stronger but it s a nightmare of a process I don t know if I want her to be in his life for long One last thing, I really liked Dr Hinojo, and I liked the way that she was able to earn Harry s trust and get him to open up a bit I really enjoyed her no nonsense manner and how she could get Harry to see himself through a different lens Even though, in the end, I m not sure it made a big difference, I think that her influence is the type that he will keep in the back of his mind, and hopefully she will be the one to truly help him find whatever it is he needs. Another excellent and very readable book from the Harry Bosch series In this one our badly behaved Harry has behaved worse than usual and is temporarily suspended from duty To fill in time he begins to research the cold case of his own mother s death I enjoyed the book because I really enjoy Harry as a character and as usual Michael Connelly s writing style kept me totally involved from beginning to end My only criticism would be that I struggled to keep up with the long, involved explanations at the end about who did what and why Otherwise an excellent book as usual and I am glad I still have heaps to read about Harry Harry Bosch in on involuntary leave from the force his return pending a psychiatric evaluation The source of his exile a violent encounter with his superior officer, Lt Pounds, which resulted in Bosch putting his head through a glass wall Now having to deal with stress, detachment, and rage issues, he finds himself having to convince Carmen Hinojos of his wellbeing and mind state in order to be reinstated to the force But that s only one half of the story The other, being what Bosch occupies his time with Being a cop, he lives the life The job is everything, each murder matters, each case almost personal regardless of the occupation of the deceased or their lifestyle In this instance it s the 1961 murder of a prostitute that holds his interest the murder of his mother THE LAST COYOTE takes Bosch down a dark and deeply confrontational path towards a truth he does anything but shy away from even as the bodies pile up, his pursuit for closure of his mother s murder doesn t waiver Author Michael Connelly does a great job at linking this cold case with current day suspects as the impact of Bosch s investigation is felt across Hollywood from the newspapers to his fellow officers, to his mothers best friend at her time of death.The theme is standard police procedural yet Bosch s character development goes beyond the norm as the reader is treated to the inner workings of Bosch his drive, determination, love life, and sense of self preservation destruction, all tied up in the pursuit of justice.I found it hard to put THE LAST COYOTE down as the overarching murder mystery is just addictive There are also a few twists that really shocked me in one of those rare reader moments a testament to Connelly s continued craft This review first published on my blog This was really good It was hard to stop reading Bosch did many smart things that surprised me, things I did not expect.REVIEWER S OPINION Early in the book Harry said I want pause I m going to find her killer My thoughts were yes you will Not many people could say that but you can You are so smart at solving crimes I ve seen him in action in three previous books It was hard for me to imagine how anyone could solve something so old It was fascinating to watch what Bosch did to uncover clues and talk to people and figure out what happened 33 years ago.I was impressed with how Harry got people to talk to him and to do things like several different bureaucrats he needed information from The dialogue was very good Even the simple scene of Bosch renting a room at a hotel was interesting I chuckled at the conversation with the landlord One of the reasons these books are so good is that Bosch does the unexpected In one scene I thought he would try to get someone s fingerprints, but no He asked pointed questions, left, and then had a note delivered From afar he watched the reaction to the note and said spooked you didn t I you f Something else unexpected was why Bosch was using a fake name and what happened as a result.Two vicious men tortured and killed someone Then they kidnapped Bosch They hit him with a tire iron giving him a concussion and were going to kill him My favorite and most memorable scene was what Bosch did to survive and get away alone with no help This is not a spoiler because we know he survives to be in the sequels.STORY BRIEF The book begins with Bosch hitting his superior and put on involuntary stress leave During this forced time off he decides to look into his mother s death from 33 years ago She was murdered It was never solved There was some kind of coverup and payoffs connected to powerful political people.AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR The narrator Dick Hill was very good.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 12 hrs and 54 mins Swearing language strong but not frequently used Sexual language none Number of sex scenes two, told not shown Setting 1994 mostly Los Angeles, California, plus Florida and Nevada Book Copyright 1995 Genre crime mystery Ending I felt regret for murdered victims but was pleased with eventual justice The good guys win. Those fans of the great series Bosch who are not yet readers of Connelly s books could pick a worse place to start reading than The Last Coyote, which contains much of the plot of the second season Even better, though, would be The Concrete Blonde Harry Bosch 3 which contains much of the plot of the first Suspended for shoving his supervisor through a glass office panel, Detective Bosch decides to spend his enforced leave time investigating the murder which drives his angry heart the strangulation of his mother, an LA call girl killed than thirty years before This is a first class entertainment, with all the action and twists and turns a mystery story fan could hope for, plus enough darkness and depth in the characters to give it weight T Exceptional.Best book of the series so far Connelly is so much than a great thriller writer, he s simply a great writer and Bosch is such a great character, you can t help but pull for him at every step throughout this amazing story Best crime thriller series out there I honestly believe Connelly could write about anything I d put him up there with Stephen King and Brandon Sanderson in that regard he s honestly that good. When I started, I was not sure I would enjoy this book as much as the previous ones I was wrong This is a far intimate and poignant look into Harry Bosch, and the abused child inside him His investigation into the murder of his mother, than 30 years before, shows the Harry we know insightful, creative, persistent, abrasive and the Harry we know only a little from previous volumes.Being torn from his mother who loved him dearly, placed into a borstal where the law of the jungle ruled, and then a series of exploitative or unsuitable foster parents, created a young man on the edge of crime or greatness We learned something of his Viet Nam experiences in The Black Echo, and some bits of his past in The Black Ice and The Concrete Blonde, but in this book we journey much deeper into his soul.There are the usual side players, well drawn mostly, with often hidden motives, and the love interest Jazz wonderful and conflicted I noted in this book, again, that Harry loves the smell of his loves as they embrace, the mystery and physicality, the deep primal connection something he and I have in common, and with Connelly, too, I suspect.Wonderful stuff Poignant, painful, wonderful, and complex, and as usual, the whodunit not always as you might guess.The I read, the I love Harry. This is the fourth novel in the Harry Bosch series and despite it being over 500 pages I devoured this book in less than a day I think why the story was able to hold my interest so much is because this book explores what really had an impact on Harry s life, the murder of his mother At the beginning of the book, you find out that once again Harry has done something to tick off the higher ups and is on paid leave and forced to meet with a shrink Facing some unexpected vacation time, he decides to go over the case files of his mother s unsolved murder Once again Michael Connelly really manages to deliver a solid mystery with a complex main character While the previous books certainly had good character development, I really felt by the end of this one that I have a much better picture of Harry and why he is the way he is I m really excited to read the next book in the series because I don t know what lies ahead for the character and I don t think Harry really knows either Definitely recommend if you liked the first three books in the series. Harry Attacked His Commanding Officer And Is Suspended Indefinitely, Pending A Psychiatric Evaluation At First He Resists The LAPD Shrink, But Finally Recognizes That Something Is Troubling Him And Has For A Long Time In , When Harry Was Twelve, His Mother, A Prostitute, Was Brutally Murdered, And No One Has Ever Been Accused Of The CrimeWith The Spare Time A Suspension Brings, Harry Opens Up The Thirty Year Old File On The Case And Is Irresistibly Drawn Into A Past He Has Always Avoided It S Clear That The Case Was Fumbled And The Smell Of A Cover Up Is Unmistakable Someone Powerful Was Able To Divert Justice And Harry Vows To Uncover The Truth As He Relentlessly Follows The Broken Pieces Of The Case, The Stirred Interest Causes New Murders And Pushes Harry To The Edge Of His Job And His Life Quick start thinking of every tired trope that comes to mind when you think of generic cop stories It s OK, I ll wait Your list probably included, Author uses macho cop s mandatory therapy sessions as an excuse for character development, and, Renegade cop gets his badge taken away, so he has to go rogue to catch the killer Those two overdone stories come together to make this novel, so it should feel derivative and lifeless, right Yet somehow, Connelly rises above the expectations of the genre and tells a compelling story that is the best in the series so far.I think the reason I respond so well to this book is that it s the fourth in the series After loving the Lincoln Lawyer novels, I ve started Connelly s Harry Bosch novels from the beginning, so I know how the protagonist got to this episode in his life, but not where he goes from here Connelly writes each book both for new readers and for devoted fans, though a new character sees Bosch s scars from a gunshot wound, and those of us who read The Black Echo know what they mean, but a new reader can easily grasp the most important details of how they matter to the scene in this book Another new character appears and mentions that she s a replacement for someone who had a similar job again, we know what happened to her predecessor in the last book, so we have a richer picture of how Bosch sees this woman, but a new reader doesn t need that distraction, so Connelly keeps the story moving along briskly Most importantly, for three books, we have read about Bosch s pain from his mother s long abandoned unsolved murder, so we know how significant it is that Bosch finally gets to pursue this personal justice he needs, but any reader will understand the most important emotions and motivations here Connelly s mastery of telling a small story within a larger story is astounding, and I love him for it.This book itself involves Bosch, a homicide detective in LA, twiddling his thumbs on stress leave after a physical confrontation with the irritating supervisor who has tormented him for three books, so he begins investigating his mother s cold case We see Los Angeles as a grimy and dangerous character of its own, as this book begins shortly after a devastating earthquake that leaves physical and mental damage for nearly everyone in the tale Connelly s experience as a Los Angeles crime beat reporter enriches this aspect of the book, as it does every book he sets in the City of Angels The mystery is engaging, with plenty of rational scenery changes and some good red herrings, a level of violence appropriate for the genre with a hero who avoids the trap of protagonist invulnerability we know that he won t actually die, since he s got to be around to star in books later in the series, but he tends to take some wounds and carry scars from one novel to the next, so we never need to get bored thinking he s safe from real danger , and plenty of wit along the way Connelly even plays with genre expectations here, though, as a very funny and juvenile running gag turns around for a stomach dropping tragedy to kick the novel s final act into gear Which brings us back to the beginning of the review, with the two tired tropes They work so well here for longtime readers because Connelly has laid the right groundwork He isn t going with the rogue cop story because the genre requires it from time to time he s doing it because we ve had three books of Bosch fighting within the system to get justice for others, so the only way for him to get justice for himself is to go one step further and work outside the system entirely We ve had three books of seeing Bosch s nightmares and lonely nights with a jazz album and a pack of cigarettes, Bosch s inability to talk about the things that matter most with his inquiring romantic interests, Bosch s stumbling half step questions about his mother so the only way to draw him out as a character is to put him in a therapist s office with someone who s going to ask him hard questions and make him give himself permission to open those long closed doors Yes, the tropes are tired when they re used as cheap shortcuts to something better But here, Connelly is going to them because nothing else has worked for his protagonist, and if they re tired, at least they re effective, and Connelly knows exactly how to make that work Yes, this novel is a crime thriller, an airport paperback that you will probably read over the course of a couple of days and then never open again It s not The Great American Novel But as an example of what the genre can be in the hands of a truly capable storyteller, it is absolutely worth a read, either as your fourth Harry Bosch novel or as your first. Whew I think I need stress leave after reading this book This was crazy tense, and INTENSE, and the whole time I was waiting for the shoe to drop and everything to go sideways So, after Harry gets pissed off at his supervisor, Lt Pounds, for messing up an interview, Harry put Pounds face through his office window As you do That got him put on Involuntary Stress Leave, which I think it could be argued, is probably not unwarranted He has to talk to the department s therapist, who will determine whether he s fit to return to duty or not Meanwhile, bored and feeling like his life is out of control and his mission to be a good cop is being wasted, along with a liberal dollop of guilt at having been on the force for 20 years and never having looked into the murder that s closest to him, he starts investigating his mother s death BUT, being on ISL, he doesn t have a badge, he doesn t have a gun, and his investigation is unsanctioned, unofficial, and unwise ESPECIALLY how he goes about it This book was an emotional rollercoaster for me I ve wanted Harry to figure out what happened to his mother since the first book, when we learn that she was murdered Her murder changed the course of Harry s life, and who he is now can be attributed to that event in a large way It s not ENTIRELY due to that, but to say that it had no effect is naive So I wanted him to have closure and for the person or persons who caused it to happen to come to justice Harry is unconventional, and the way that he goes about this investigation was something that I knew was going to spell trouble for sure I got and uncomfortable every time he played the card, and while it was funny and sort of fuck the law the first couple times pretty soon I wanted him to grow up and stop playing with fire because he would eventually get burned Of course, when the blaze came, it was out of control, as they tend to be which is something he also should have foreseen One of the weirdest aspects of this story for me was Irving He was so out of character in this book that I really wonder what is going on There has to be something there because in the first book, Irving was actively out to get Bosch in any way he could, and then the next two, he s eased up but would still be considered very much a BY THE BOOK kind of guy, who does not abide unconventional or loner cops who could make the department look bad But in this book, he sticks his neck out repeatedly for Harry, and I wonder why I guess it could have to do with his mother s murder and maybe a feeling that he d want to do the same if it was him but it makes me suspicious, because he s so NOT that type, otherwise The investigation takes some turns, and of course these books never turn out the way that you re sure that they will That s one of the things that I love about them I love the fact that Harry is a true detective He follows the evidence, does the work, and goes where it leads He doesn t jump to a conclusion and then make it fit Even when all of the pieces could be neatly lined up to form a picture he has to make sure that it s the RIGHT picture No matter the cost The last two books were intensely personal to Harry, and while I do like that, it s a bit overwhelming and I hope that he enjoys his Florida break with Jazz and doesn t take all of her baggage onto his cart I m not sure how I feel about her I can identify and empathize with what she s gone through, but I think she s not good for Harry in a way that a lit match is not good for a forest Maybe it s needed to burn away some of the debris and come back stronger but it s a nightmare of a process I don t know if I want her to be in his life for long One last thing, I really liked Dr Hinojo, and I liked the way that she was able to earn Harry s trust and get him to open up a bit I really enjoyed her no nonsense manner and how she could get Harry to see himself through a different lens Even though, in the end, I m not sure it made a big difference, I think that her influence is the type that he will keep in the back of his mind, and hopefully she will be the one to truly help him find whatever it is he needs. Another excellent and very readable book from the Harry Bosch series In this one our badly behaved Harry has behaved worse than usual and is temporarily suspended from duty To fill in time he begins to research the cold case of his own mother s death I enjoyed the book because I really enjoy Harry as a character and as usual Michael Connelly s writing style kept me totally involved from beginning to end My only criticism would be that I struggled to keep up with the long, involved explanations at the end about who did what and why Otherwise an excellent book as usual and I am glad I still have heaps to read about Harry Harry Bosch in on involuntary leave from the force his return pending a psychiatric evaluation The source of his exile a violent encounter with his superior officer, Lt Pounds, which resulted in Bosch putting his head through a glass wall Now having to deal with stress, detachment, and rage issues, he finds himself having to convince Carmen Hinojos of his wellbeing and mind state in order to be reinstated to the force But that s only one half of the story The other, being what Bosch occupies his time with Being a cop, he lives the life The job is everything, each murder matters, each case almost personal regardless of the occupation of the deceased or their lifestyle In this instance it s the 1961 murder of a prostitute that holds his interest the murder of his mother THE LAST COYOTE takes Bosch down a dark and deeply confrontational path towards a truth he does anything but shy away from even as the bodies pile up, his pursuit for closure of his mother s murder doesn t waiver Author Michael Connelly does a great job at linking this cold case with current day suspects as the impact of Bosch s investigation is felt across Hollywood from the newspapers to his fellow officers, to his mothers best friend at her time of death.The theme is standard police procedural yet Bosch s character development goes beyond the norm as the reader is treated to the inner workings of Bosch his drive, determination, love life, and sense of self preservation destruction, all tied up in the pursuit of justice.I found it hard to put THE LAST COYOTE down as the overarching murder mystery is just addictive There are also a few twists that really shocked me in one of those rare reader moments a testament to Connelly s continued craft This review first published on my blog This was really good It was hard to stop reading Bosch did many smart things that surprised me, things I did not expect.REVIEWER S OPINION Early in the book Harry said I want pause I m going to find her killer My thoughts were yes you will Not many people could say that but you can You are so smart at solving crimes I ve seen him in action in three previous books It was hard for me to imagine how anyone could solve something so old It was fascinating to watch what Bosch did to uncover clues and talk to people and figure out what happened 33 years ago.I was impressed with how Harry got people to talk to him and to do things like several different bureaucrats he needed information from The dialogue was very good Even the simple scene of Bosch renting a room at a hotel was interesting I chuckled at the conversation with the landlord One of the reasons these books are so good is that Bosch does the unexpected In one scene I thought he would try to get someone s fingerprints, but no He asked pointed questions, left, and then had a note delivered From afar he watched the reaction to the note and said spooked you didn t I you f Something else unexpected was why Bosch was using a fake name and what happened as a result.Two vicious men tortured and killed someone Then they kidnapped Bosch They hit him with a tire iron giving him a concussion and were going to kill him My favorite and most memorable scene was what Bosch did to survive and get away alone with no help This is not a spoiler because we know he survives to be in the sequels.STORY BRIEF The book begins with Bosch hitting his superior and put on involuntary stress leave During this forced time off he decides to look into his mother s death from 33 years ago She was murdered It was never solved There was some kind of coverup and payoffs connected to powerful political people.AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR The narrator Dick Hill was very good.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 12 hrs and 54 mins Swearing language strong but not frequently used Sexual language none Number of sex scenes two, told not shown Setting 1994 mostly Los Angeles, California, plus Florida and Nevada Book Copyright 1995 Genre crime mystery Ending I felt regret for murdered victims but was pleased with eventual justice The good guys win. Those fans of the great series Bosch who are not yet readers of Connelly s books could pick a worse place to start reading than The Last Coyote, which contains much of the plot of the second season Even better, though, would be The Concrete Blonde Harry Bosch 3 which contains much of the plot of the first Suspended for shoving his supervisor through a glass office panel, Detective Bosch decides to spend his enforced leave time investigating the murder which drives his angry heart the strangulation of his mother, an LA call girl killed than thirty years before This is a first class entertainment, with all the action and twists and turns a mystery story fan could hope for, plus enough darkness and depth in the characters to give it weight T Exceptional.Best book of the series so far Connelly is so much than a great thriller writer, he s simply a great writer and Bosch is such a great character, you can t help but pull for him at every step throughout this amazing story Best crime thriller series out there I honestly believe Connelly could write about anything I d put him up there with Stephen King and Brandon Sanderson in that regard he s honestly that good.

  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Last Coyote
  • Michael Connelly
  • English
  • 16 March 2018
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About the Author: Michael Connelly

See this thread for information. Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA