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.
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©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)
In this book Harry is again in trouble...The book started out frustrating because I did not like the interaction of Harry with the psychologist. But the book slowly builds and we finally get to learn more about Harry's past and his mother. He makes some big mistakes in this story and I'm sure they will haunt him in future stories.
He is really down on his luck but is constantly driven by solving the crime. That is a theme with Harry, no matter how hopeless a case or situation seems he keeps going, and we hope that can redeem him in the future.
So far I do not at all like any of Harry's love interests. I am not rooting for any of them yet, not the one in this book...will have to see what happens.
Yes, I would drop this one from the series. I did not enjoy the way the Harry Bosch's character evolved in this book at all. I read all three preceding books just prior to reading this one and by the end of this one, I really disliked Harry.
Though the story was fine and had good development and suspense, the way Harry was characterized in this book made him a very unlikable person. By the end of the book I couldn't care less what happened to him. He was written as a mean, arrogant, obnoxious, morally corrupt person who had lost all the soul displayed in his previous books. I was looking forward to a series I could really get "into" but this one killed my interest. Maybe it's just me, but I came away from this book depressed and joyless.
Good voices. Kept the characters alive and believable.
Perhaps the negative passion this book causes me to express would seem like a success to the author: at least I cared. But I don't think I will buy any more of the series because after listening to this one, I just really dislike Harry and don't care what happens to him next.
The good news is this book tells what happened to Harry Bosch to make him the man he is today. It has him trying to solve his mother's murder, which happened when he was a boy. The bad news is this is probably the slowest of Connelly’s books. That’s all right if you like Bosch’s character, as I do. But it’s not the place to start if you're somewhat new to the series.
The books are getting better and better as I wade into the series, and despite not being totally sold on Bosch I can't seem to stop reading them now! I maintain that the author has a poor sense of character development when he's writing women, a stark contrast to his male characters which are fairly well flushed out. Regardless, as mystery novels go, these are candy, I really couldn't seem to put Coyote down until the case was solved, and Michael Connelly has a great sense of pacing.
Like all of the Connelly books I've read and especially the Harry Bosch series, I found this book very entertaining. It kept me in suspense and guessing non-stop.
It gave us a little more insight into Harry's past with his mother and after she was gone.
While on suspension for attacking his commanding officer, Harry looks into his mother's unsolved murder 30 years ago. In the process, he uncovers a great deal of information, much of it unexpected. You think the case is finally solved or you know who did the deed, only to be surprised by another turn in the case.
I decided to listen to all of the Bosch series in sequence to get a handle on the timeline of who did what to who. After this one, I abandoned the process overwhelmed by cliche, boiler plate paragraphs, bad dialogue and boredom. Keep a year between them so you forget how badly written they are.
This is the best of the best. The story line fills in all the questions. I love that after 3 other books in the series, the reader finally gets to fill in the background of Harry.
The Last Coyote.......
Dick Hill is able to give each character a voice. I have always been a huge reader of books. I am now so busy, listening while I am working or driving I am happy.
This book should come with a warning....You will sit in your driveway long after you arrive at home.
My husband is not a book reader unless it is auto related!!! He loved the audiobook that I gave him to try and now he has listened to all but 4 of the Harry Bosch books!!! I have been listening slowly but surely and am currently listening to this one and am engrossed again in the characters and storyline!!!
The plots are different in each book and does keep you listening intently!!!
I like the voice of Dick Hill....he has an earthy true to the chsracter voice.
Some of it makes you laugh, especially Harry's interaction with his supervisor...
Read the series in order to understand some of the references to prior storylines.
yes i would. The characters were easy to relate to.
the plot was superb.
he told a great story.
thrilling, typical, good
Excellent as usual. Very very good narrator
found it a bit longer than it needed to be
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