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The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4 | [Michael Connelly]

The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4

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 12, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.
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Publisher's Summary

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 12, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.

With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30-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.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)

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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 06-06-09
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 06-06-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating"

    I have read some of the series out of order but that doesn't really matter because the writing is all good. However, this book helped me to understand Harry's character better. As soon as I was finished with this book I had to download the next book in the series "Trunk Music" to find out what happens next with Harry.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-08-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-08-14 Member Since 2015

    retired writer

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    "Stand Out - Bosch's Past Revealed"
    What did you love best about The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4?

    That Bosch found out the details of why his mother was murdered.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch of course, but also liked his therapist's character as well as the character who admitted to Bosch that he had loved his mother and wanted to marry her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the entire book and there were plenty of vivid scenes: when Bosch left the note on the politician's flyer and the bodyguard chasing Bosch down the sloped driveway.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Glynis Oak Park, IL, United States 09-22-10
    Glynis Oak Park, IL, United States 09-22-10
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    "My introduction to Harry Bosch was...okay"

    I always read the reviews before I use my precious credit. There were so many raves about this Harry Bosch character that I threw my lot in and purchased the book. I think for a newcomer to this series, probably reading from introduction or 1st book would be best. It took me two months to complete, not because I am illiterate, but because you have to sort out who's who, etc., to the point that I lost interest, came back, lost interest. From the middle to the conclusion, it was not such a bad listen, but not creditworthy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl El Cajon, CA, United States 04-02-10
    Cheryl El Cajon, CA, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Really a Good Listen"

    First of my audio book experiences I was interested right away and almost bummed when it ended. Great for work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-26-09
    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-26-09 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Outstanding"

    With this story, the listener/reader really has the opportunity to get inside Bosch's head.

    Connelly does a great job of spinning the personal side of the murder of Bosch's mother with a really good detective story.

    Dick Hill is good as narrator.

    Definitely recommended.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-08-09
    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-08-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Touchy feely"

    This is not a good Bosch story. I have liked other Harry Bosch stories but I did not enjoy this one. He usually cuts through red tape and brushes aside the establishment but in this book he seemed spoiled and petulant. If you want a detective story that really deals with the higher ups and red tape in a very funny way, get A Killing Frost, by R.D. Wingfield. You will not regret it.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    B. brown 08-07-11
    B. brown 08-07-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Mmmmm....ok I guess"

    I have listened to almost all of the Bosch series and this is by a long shot my least favorite. I don't know why it didn't suck me in like harry usually does. It was something about the characters in the story, they just were not interesting to me like most of Connellys characters usually are. Although, dick hill was amazing as always. If you like hills works you may want give it a try.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trish LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 05-25-15
    Trish LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 05-25-15 Member Since 2013

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    "The Last Coyote"

    Good story line. I liked the plot. Charters were good. Enjoyed the audiobook. Will read the next one.

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    Susy 05-11-15
    Susy 05-11-15
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    "great story line"

    i love Bosch novels, Mr Connelly writes a great charactrt with the same conflicts and inperfections we all have. in this book,
    the audible book reader does angood jobbif NOT over acting HOWEVER I hate when male actors portray females by WHISPERING - It is NOT sexy and makes it hard to hear the book!!
    i would have given 1 star but he did a good job on Bosch's voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CJord7496 04-28-15
    CJord7496 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story."

    Mispronunciations were the only drawback. Only a few though, didn't stall the story at all; was just my personal hang-up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    7/14/09
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    "Last Coyote; first of many"

    I was in the market to listen to some crime fiction and someone recommended the Michael Connelly / Harry Bosch series saying I should start with 'The Last Coyote'. Well, now I'm hooked. The prose is economical and not over-blown and the stories are compelling making it very hard to take my headphones out and do anything else with my life other than listen to Harry Bosch titles. The narration brings the characters alive and breathes life into the growl and grit that you would expect from 'hard-bitten' cops. I would, however, start at the beginning with 'Black Echo' rather than jumping in at Book 4, you won't be sorry.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • M
    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    10/16/12
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    "An excellent American murder mystery story"

    This is another excellent Harry Bosch tale from Michael Connolly. Harry Bosch is a murder detective in the LA police Department who is a strong minded rebel who sees things in black and white. He is a flawed macho figure whose difficult and deprived early upbringing has coloured his view of his life, and his work . The story is an American murder mystery and it is an excellent example of the genre. It is set in 1990's Los Angeles. The characters are believable and well-drawn. The narrative flows steadily and pulls you along. The plot is satisfyingly complex with twists and turns, but it is coherent and understandable. This is another very entertaining book from an author who has been at the top of his game for many years.

    The narrator of the story, Dick Hill, gives a master class in voice acting. He manages to put consistent and appropriate voices into the mouths of both male and female characters, which really helps the listener to follow the story. I strongly recommend this book to those who enjoy being entertained by American murder mysteries.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Beckenham, United Kingdom
    3/29/15
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    "Kept me guessing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would if they are keen on Detective novels. Only one reservation which is that it is set before the use of mobile phones so it is a little dated but it is well written and is a very good story of its kind.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4?

    Not sure that I would use the word memorable for this genre of story but all the twists and turns were good.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Not one inparticular


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Just that it moved along at a good pace, the story was well crafted and it was very well read indeed by Dick Hill. For me a book is ruined if it is read indifferently but this was very good. The reader is very good at differentiating between many different voices and reads it in an interesting and expressive way without overdoing anything. Couldn't fault him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ivan
    Gallowstree Common, United Kingdom
    7/12/13
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    "My favourite author for running sessions"

    Michael Connelly is one one of my favourite authors for dull running sessions. I know, it sound harsh but that is how I feel it. I started to listen to his great Lincoln Lawyer stories first in the past and found them a bit predictable but still very enjoying. When I finished with the last one I really struggled to start with the Harry Bosh series as it sounded as Mrs. Marple compared to Poirot to me. How wrong I was! Harry Bosh caught me even more and I have been enjoying his series since.
    This story looks very straight forward and easy to guess but everything is completely otherwise at the end. I kept listening even when not running which is really not good for me - I have to buy another one much easier :o)
    I must say, Connellys's stories are not the most difficult ones to get a clue but very easy to absorb and enjoyable. I really love them. And Dick Hill's narrating is just great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kathy
    amberley, United Kingdom
    3/17/13
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    "brilliant -loved every minute of it"

    this range of books is an excellent example of keeping the reader itching to purchase one book after another. As the reader Dick Hill is consistant throughout each book. He is excellent for the part and you can just imagine he is Harry Bosh. Each Harry Bosh series is very entertaining and well written! Fantastic reading! couldnt recomend enough all of the Harry Bosh books I have read so far 1 to 5. Thank you Michael Connelly and Dick Hill...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
    Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
    4/12/13
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    "Excellent"

    I've read a lot of Bosch over the years and this book is probably my first or second favourite... They are all really good, in my opinion you can't really go wrong.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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