New York Times Bestselling Author. 408 Pages. Would Highly Recommend!
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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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.
All Harry Bosch books are great. I now have my Hubby hooked after only one. Great Read!
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.
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!
A great Harry Bosch novel, full of suspense. Wonderful character development.
This was a good Harry Bosch novel. So far I've enjoyed all in this series.
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.
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.
I've never read a Michael Connely book I didn't like and this is Harry Bosch at his best.
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.
Nothing beats Michael Connelly!
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!
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.
I love this series. He keeps me guessing
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.
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.