The Last Coyote - Harry Bosch, Bk 4 Author: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 L.A.P.D. detective's badge. — Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he's spending his time investigating an unsolve... more »d 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 politicos. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes more and more apparent that someone wants to keep it buried. Someone very powerful...very cunning...and very deadly.« less
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.
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!!
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.
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.