The Last Coyote / Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, Bks 4-5)
The Last Coyote / Trunk Music - Harry Bosch, Bks 4-5 Author:Michael Connelly *** The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch, Bk 4) — 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 eva... more »luation, 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 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.
*** Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, Bk 5)
Detective Harry Bosch is back on the job and working on the hottest murder investigation in Hollywood. The body of a movie producer has been found stuffed into the trunk of his Rolls, and to Harry the evidence seems to say it all: it's "trunk music", a Mafia production. The money trail leads from L.A. to Las Vegas, and Harry's determined to get to the bottom of things - but he's making some powerful enemies along the way. And, as if he wasn't knee-deep in trouble already, he's about to take the biggest gamble of all -- on love. Mixing business with pleasure: it's the kind of parlay that could drive Harry to distraction...and into an early grave, Vegas-style.
I am a big fan of Michael Connelly's detective, Harry Bosch. Both of these books (#4 & #5 in the series) were good stories but TRUNK MUSIC was outstanding. Although all of the books in the series can be read alone, it is best to read them in order because it gives you insight into many of the characters and why they do what they do, especially, Harry. TRUNK MUSIC had a fast moving plot line that takes place in LA and Las Vegas. It was good to reconnect to characters from Harry's other stories. The mob plot line was interesting and lead to a few surprises. I highly recommend this book and all of the Harry Bosch books.