A Michael Connelly book without Harry Bosch or Terry McCaleb? Yep, and guess what? It's possibly one of his best. Here we have a 'criminal' you'll find yourself rooting for. Cassie Black has a couple of agendas driving her and it won't take long for you to decide that even if both are 'criminal' they are at least 'the lesser of two evils'. Great procedural combined with gut-wrenching emotionality.
Change of pace Connelly book.
This novel veers off the familiar path - no appearances by the typical cast members - Terry McCaleb, Rachel Walling, Mickey Haller or Harry Bosch. And it's not about law enforcement or really even a detective mystery. Instead it's a thriller focused on a good bad guy and a bad bad guy.
As the plot moves forward in time, the reader is left with numerous gaps in the storytelling - those mysteries develop and get historical details filled in later in the story.
A little unusual, but a good read.
3.5 stars out of 5.
really good - read in one day as did not want to put it down
Different from his other books. Enjoyed it a lot.
Not a Harry Bosch book but an excellent read. Cassie is one tough cookie and Michael makes her believable. Hope to see more Cassie Black books.
Although this is not a Bosch novel, it's still an exciting, yet introspective thriller. I have to warn you--if you're a mom, you'll bawl through the ending. Also, like Connelly's other books you might want to avoid it if you are very sensitive to violence and bad language
Michael Connelly books move very fast and pull you in. This book is about too much about a perfect heist going wrong. Cassie is on the run. Who tried to set her up?
This is still one of my favorite books over 5 years later. Its a great read.
A great suspense novel - it will keep you guessing to the very end!
Void Moon traces the path of Cassie Black, a gifted thief who struggles with the temptation of "outlaw juice" (the burning desire to live the fast life of crime and payoffs) even while she regularly attends her probation meetings. It's not that hawking Porsches to newly flush young Hollywood males isn't satisfying, but... well, it isn't. After years away, she returns to her old striking grounds in Las Vegas for one last big mark hoping to pave her way into a new life. But Cassie discovers that her old Las Vegas is a new town with a new skyline and new (and more deadly) bad guys; it is also a place haunted by the ghost of her lover-partner Max. When her take proves to be 10 times larger than she imagined, her road to freedom runs afoul of the Mob while a morally questionable--and openly vicious--PI sniffs her trail.
Great read. Michael Connelly creates vivid characters and gives such detail to their actions. Void Moon follows the trail of a female cat burglar and the pursuit of her latest crime. The setting is Las Vegas. The details of casino security features, con games, tricks of slight of hand and a kidnapping all blend to keep the reading guessing and in this book actually cheering for the theif.
Great Fast read I highly recommend this book especially to any 1st time Connelly readers
This is a departure from the genre of the always entertaining and engrossing Harry Bosch series, yet may be one of his best works. Written from the female protaganist's perspective, the plot is tense rather than terse, packed with Connelly's humor, attention to detail and unrelenting pace and suspense. Cassie is a formidable and complete women who doesn't need super powers of martial arts, firearms skills or other silly devices to achieve heroism. Highly recommended!
An exciting read and a little different than the usual from Connelly, in that the main character is a woman, and not only that, but she is a thief! I found myself routing for her all the way! Good read!
After having read most of the Harry Bosch novels, I decided to read one of the two books that are not part of a Michael Connelly series: VOID MOON. This book is so different from the author's usual type that it took a while to adjust.
Cassie Black is on probation for a crime she committed 6 years ago in Las Vegas. She feels the "outlaw juice" rise up in her veins and she decides to make one last heist in order to escape her dull life as a used car salesman of Porsches. With meticulous skill and care, she perpetrates the perfect crime until she finds out the money she stole is mob-money. With nowhere to hide, Cassie starts to run. However, the man chasing her seems to have a psychotic need to kill everyone related to the crime.
I downgraded this book because of the slow movement of the first half of the book due to the almost tedious explanation of all the tools and electronic gear Cassie gathered and used in the commission of her crime. On the other hand, I enjoyed seeing a probationer turn into a quasi-heroine. The last half of the book was absolutely fascinating and moved very, very well.
good, but not Harry Bosch.
Michael Connelly has another winner with this book. Grips you right from the first page and doesn't let go. Excellent character development and enough twists to make your head spin.
Mickey Haller, Harry Bosch, you don't need to move over for this one--moves very slow, after 100+ pages it just hadn't gotten anywhere, it took too many pages just to describe the tools she needed for the job, not interesting at all, too many pages filled with descriptions that just weren't interesting and just took up pages. I like Connelly but this one was just boring
Michael Connelly doesn't fail to deliver in another action thriller, with several twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right up to the end.
Great Book! I really enjoyed this one too by MC. I like how Cassie fought all the way to end! Great reader voice too. Unabridged - 8 tapes
I love Michale Connelly and read everthing he writes. His charactors are interesting and they have their faults. The stories usually pull you in and you don't want to get off until the last page.
Not Harry Bosch but still plenty of twists and turns and excitment. I like Michael Conelly's books. Very good reading
I became a big Connelly fan when I read The Lincoln Lawyer. This is more typical of his established style, involving a woman ex-con who returns to her life of Los Vegas casino robbery. Well-written with an excellent plot and strong characters.
in l.a. cassie black is another beautiful woman in a porsche.except cassie just did 6 years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowinf in her veins. between cassie and the man hunting her are a few secrets.
his books never cease to please me! love every one of them!
The characters are so thrilling they leap off the page. The story is magnificent and masterfully told. This story is hot and blood pumping all the way through.
One of his best - a must read!!!
A lightning paced, sexy, and unputdownable story of love, money, and retribution. Great crime fiction from a master of suspense and taut delivery.
This is not part of the Harry Bosch series but well worth the read. A con artist tries the last con that in its wake, all those close to the con are targets. Exciting, fast-paced story.
Informative and interesting.
Cassie Black is lured back to a profession shed left behindrobbing casino gamblers of their winningsby a setup that looks too good to pass up. Her work goes as planned, except that the mark has too much money, so much that someone very powerful must be very angry. Cassie soon finds herself running from gunmen who somehow know her every move in advance. They also seem to be closing in on Cassies most closely guarded secret, the one thing that could have caused her to return to crime, and the one thing she will do anything to protect. Written with the fiery pace and brilliant plotting that have made bestsellers of Angels Flight and Blood Work, and featuring one of the strongest heroines to come along in years, Void Moon is Michael Connellys most original and surprising novel yet.
Cassie Black has never looked back. She walked away from her life as a criminal after one disatrous night that left the man closest to her dead and her life in a shambles. Now whe's thriving at a job selling Porches. Through everything, evern her darkest moments she's been able to keep going holding on to one perfect thing, her perfect secret, dearer to her than life itself. When her secret is threatedned, Cassie tosses her new life away and goes back to her old line of work. Her trade was robbing casino gmblers - and she was the best. Now it's the only way she can make fast money and then make things right. She quickly lines up a mark, a man who's been winning steadily. The job goes smoothly untill she opens his briefcase, and discovers a world of trouble she never dreamed of.
Great Connelly book away from the police detective Bosch series, and worth reading for the change of pace and perspective.
This was my first book my Michael Connelly and I was hooked! Great story with mystery but still pulls at your heartstrings for the mother looking for her son after a horrible betrayal.
After six years in prison, Casie Black is tempted back into her old proffesion- gambling, but the perfect heist goes down all wrong and suddenly Cassie is on the run- with a pychotic vegas "fixer" killing eveyone who had anything to do with the job.
This is a stand alone novel, but with Michael Connelly, you never know when a stand alone will become part of a series! The locale is typical Bosch territory (Los Angeles and Las Vegas), but no characters from other Connelly novels are involved in this one. The main character is a 20's female.
Often I was up too late reading this book as I'd come across a part that I could not stop reading. I am new to Michael Connelly, but have become a fan.
Connelly is so good ! Mystery
First non-Harry Bosch book I have read. Connelly really put a great story together. I didn't want to put the book down. Being well acquainted with both the L.A. area and Las Vegas, everything he described (except the Cleopatra) was spot on. Although on reflection, the story was entirely fiction, it was satisfying enough to keep the reader interested.
One of the better books I've read. I really like this author.
My favorite author at his best!
I love this author. this is like the 7th one in a row i've read of his. good suspense. well written. this one about hotel robberies in las vegas. highly recommend for fast reading plane or beach book
I really enjoyed this book .
not one of Michael Connelly's best
An especially great thriller mystery that gets lots of mileage out of detective Harry Bosch's full name... and its connection to art.
A good book, hard to put down by an interesting author.
Connelly doesn't disappoint in this well-written story. Recommended.
One of my favorite Michael Connelly books to date. He is excellent in writing all of his stories
New charactors w/ some tie ins with familiar charactors.....(Bosch???) Check it out!
If you like suspense, then this is the novel for you!
Pretty good book. I wasn't sure where it was going to go, but enjoyed the ride.
I couldn't put this book down. It was so good. Michael Connelly is the best!
British version, much larger than a mass market paperback.
Very fast moving and entertaining.
From the first word to the last, you won't be able to put this thriller down!