Harry is on involuntary stress leave and decides to investigate an old case that is personal - his mother's murder. He has no idea that the investigation makes some top politicos in the city nervous; so nervous that they become deadly. Several surprising twists in this book. You'll enjoy it; a deeper look into Harry's personality too.
Excellent as always. This book explains some of Harry Bosch's background. Is it possible for Harry to find his true love? You'll have to read it to find out.
This is a wonderful story written by Michael Connelly. "The Last Coyote" is a Harry Bosch novel where Harry investigates his own past.
"Connelly joins the top rank of a new generation of crime writers." Loved this book. A great listen!!
The fourth Harry Bosch novel - well read by Dick Hill - 5 cassettes -13 hours of listening - A stereo cassette is needed to listen to this tape or a bookcassette adapter.
Good read. Keeps you guessing until the end. Set up for many more Bosch novels
Harry Bosch's life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemmed. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And after attacking his CO, he's had to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective's badge. Now, suspended indefinately pending psyvhiatric evaluation, he's investigating a crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother. I purchased this book to read on an airplane and couldn't put it down and am now hooked on this author.
From Library Journal
After being put on involuntary stress leave for attacking his boss, LAPD detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch tackles the 30-plus-year-old murder case of a Hollywood prostitute?his mother. Bummed out by the failure of his latest romance as well, Harry faces a deeper, psychological crisis: his life's "mission" may end if he solves the case. Harry continues, nonetheless, soon discovering that the police and politically powerful others purposely glossed over his mother's murder. With prose that cuts to the quick, a masterfully interwoven plot, and gripping suspense, Connelly renders a fitting sequel to The Black Echo (LJ 1/92).
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A great Harry Bosch novel, full of suspense. Wonderful character development.
I really liked reading this book...so much so that I have ordered everyone of Michael Connelly's books since then. They remind me of a Clint Eastwood
type of hero and they are very well written.
Connelly's fourth novel cuts to the core of Harry Bosch's character, as he is drawn to investigate a thirty-year-old unsolved murder of his mother.,
All Harry Bosch books are great. I now have my Hubby hooked after only one. Great Read!
I did enjoy the Last coyote. Have been reading
M. Connelly for a long time, but had never read all of his first books. This open a door to Harry Bosch; made me understand so much about him and his childhood and his mother and the life that she lead. A surprise ending. and a good plot. I would recommend this book to all Michael Connelly's fans.
I like Harry Bosch. His Mother was murdered when he was a child. He has never been able to deal with this and in this book he does. I think it is my favorite in the series. Very good book.
Another good Connelly book. twists and turns all over.
Surprisingly good for a series that is usually too violent for my taste - Bosch goes back to find out who killed his mother 30 years before.
Harry Bosch stories are always a good read.
another good Connelly book
Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinetly, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recogizes that something is troubleing him and has for a long time. In 1961,when Harry was 12,his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with noone ever accused of the crime.
With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30 year ols fild file on the case and is irrisistbly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear the case was fumbled and the smell of 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 intrest causes new murders andpushes Harry to the edge of his job..and his life
I absolutely love this series, the setting and especially Harry Bosch. While on suspension, Harry looks into the unsolved murder of his mother who was a prostitute. Excellent writing and characterizations make this a series not to be missed. Very highly recommend.
Michael Connelly is awesome. I get lost in his novels and I never want them to end. I can't say that about any other writer. He makes me want to both be a writer and never write again, all at the same time. I want to be a writer because I think it would be fantastic to make others feel and think the way he makes me feel and think. Then again, he makes me never want to write another word because his work is so perfect, it can never be equalled. I can't possibly do it as well as he does it. It's a contradiction and a result of my own lack of confidence, I know, but it's true. It's what reading Connelly does to me. Another thing I know to be true: as long as Michael Connelly keeps writing, I'll be reading.
This was a good Harry Bosch novel. So far I've enjoyed all in this series.
I've never read a Michael Connely book I didn't like and this is Harry Bosch at his best.
I just can't get enough of the Harry Bosch series! Loved it!
Harry Bosch is such a flawed, beautiful police character. In this book, he's suspended from the force, living in a house red-tagged folowing the earthquake, and recently without girlfriend. In his time off, he goes around the law to investigate the cold case from 1961 - the murder of his own mother.
This is the 14th Michael Connelly book I've read and it does not disappoint. His character Harry Bosch is beautifully drawn and the book, like his others, is difficult to put down.
You can't beat Harry Bosch novels!!
Well it's Michael Connelly and it's Harry Bosch so of course it's good. There's a Black Dahlia/Elmore Leonard aspect to this one which was kinda' interesting. I guess that's not a spoiler since it's listed on the back. Anyhoo, it's a good read.
The thing I adore most about Connelly's Harry Bosch novels, is the 100% TRUE surroundings. For the past 23 years, I have resided in the very neighborhoods in Hollywood and Venice Beach that he writes about in these novels, and it's mind blowing to recognize his real life locations, down to every graffiti covered signpost or alley shortcuts only we locals know about, or the rarely glimpsed coyotes roaming the Hollywood Hills. One of his books took place on the same street I lived on for about a year, and described some ominous old buildings I did not recall at all - I thought he must have made them up for storyline purposes. I was compelled to drive to my old neighborhood and take a look - and of course there they were, exactly as described. Too cool. :)
Here's another great engrossing Harry Bosch story.
Connelly is one of the best mystery writers around today. Articulate, literate, creative, he is for me one of those who are currently holding the gold standard. He can sometimes seem unrelentingly dark, but he's never boring, and never ever stupid.
Plenty of strong subplots surround a central murder mystery. The lead-up is average but the second-half of the book moves quickly and is full of surprises. The murder premise itself is farfetched, but the rest of the side stories hold the novel together.
3.5 stars out of 5
Poor Harry Bosch. A very good story.
It stated out just a little slower than the others but it was still a good book to read
This book is a mystery/suspense about Harry Bosch, a LA detective who is investigating the unsolved murder of his mother that occurred when he was a child. It gets him in "hot water" with some important people.
This is the first "Harry Bosch" by Michael Connelly I have read. Needless to say it will not be the last. I strongly recommend to anyone who enjoys a real "whodonit" book. Keeps you guessing right up to the end. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
New York Times Bestselling Author. 408 Pages. Would Highly Recommend!
Harry finally works on his mother's murder... and many surprises ensue.
This is one of the Harry Bosch series of novels and perhaps the best of all of them. Harry is caught up in more issues and problems than anyone can handle including solving a very old murder. A great read!
Good book to understand the history of Harry Bosch.
Another excellent Harry Bosch book. I think they just keep getting better.
Very good book! While Harry is on suspension from the LAPD, he tries to solve his mother's 30-year old murder, a case which was never solved. Lots of intrigue and soul searching on Harry's part. In the process, he stirs up the LAPD, his psychiatrist, and the politians. But he solves the case!
Love all of Michael Connelly's books, they are great.
Suspended from the police force after an altercation with his commanding officer, Detective Harry Bosch has a lot of time on his hands. With lots of time to kill, Harry decides to look into a cold case. In 1961 a prostitute was murdered and left in an alley. No one was ever arrested for this crime. Harry wants to get to the bottom of this case since the victim was his mother. As he studies the evidence and the interviews taken by the homicide detectives, Harry sees some big holes in the investigation. Was there a cover up? Is the killer someone she knew?
This is the fourth book in the Harry Bosch series and it's a winner. We get to know more about Harry and what makes him tick. The mystery was solid and there were a couple of red herrings to throw us (and Harry) off track. There was also a surprise in the middle of the book I didn't see coming at all. My rating: 4 Stars.
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly - 5 stars
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 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered, and no one has ever been accused of the crime.
With 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.
I am really beginning to like Michael Connelly's writing. These books are really starting to grow on me. I love his Harry Bosch character. You can't help feeling for Harry in The Last Coyote as he searches for his mother's killer. I'm glad to see that Jasmine has come into his life and hopefully he can find some happiness with her. This book kept me interested all the way through and the ending was a complete surprise. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment as Michael Connelly always ends his books with making me want some more.
Excellent story line. Good ending. Great reading.
This was a great story. I have read many Harry Bosch books and it was really good to find out the beginning. Kept me guessing until the end. Loved it.
This one is even better than the first three in this series, if that's at all possible! Harry's character just gets better 'n better as he continues to grow in depth and understanding... great read!
Harry Bosch novels never fail to deliver, and this is another one that I couldn't put down. Great character development - story-telling at its best.
Nothing beats Michael Connelly!
Harry Bosch's life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And after attacking his commanding officer, he's even had to turn in his LAPD detective's badge. Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric eval, he's spending his time investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.
Harry Bosch's life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And after attacking his commanding officer,he's even had to turn in his L.A.P.D.badge. Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation,he's spending his time investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: The brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.
Even after three decades, Harry's questions generate heat among L.A.'s top politicians. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes more and more apparent that somebody wants to keep it buried. Someone very powerful and very deadly.