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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"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)
The Last Coyote is a brilliant mystery with many twists and turns, but as weird as it was, I never found myself saying "Oh, come on." Connelly makes you want to believe the story and keeps you rooting for his hero, Harry Bosch, even as the whole world around Bosch is ready to turn its back. The reader has an incredible range of voices that also do not sound forced or exaggerated. It kept me on my iPod for hours after I was done with my day's driving.
Bosch is the center of the story, of course. But the supporting cast is full of interesting "cameos."
Dick Hill has an extraordinarily versatile voice. I have listened to his other Connelly interpretations and think he hands in consistently strong performances. I have to admit, it was listening to the Bosch stories, rather then reading them, that made me realize what a good ear for dialogue the author has. Credit goes to Mr. Hill for this.
One troubled loner after another.
If you are not sure whether to get into the 18 or 19 Harry Bosch books, this is a good one to start with. Listen to Last Coyote and Trunk Music, then start at the first book, Black Echo.
I believe I have read all of the Harry Bosch novels to the point where Harry Bosch feels like an old friend. Me and Harry Bosch are together nightly while I do my exercises and during long drives. This is my favorite one because it allowed me to know Harry in a deeper psychological way. The plot is excellent as well. I love the comparison to "the last coyote" with Harry being one of the last of his breed of detective. It tied up lose ends and was a very satisfying read--and the one of the series I remember the most.
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A story line, not so convoluted and complicated,
The normal Harry Bosch wasn't there, except for a few scenes. The psychiatrist got better towards the end; however, I just wanted to turn it off. My goodness...she was annoying. The sub-story about the
Someone who could make the reporter's voice easily recognizable as a male or female. I had no idea if Kim was a last name or first name; however, the voice sounded like a man. So, without going back over the dialogue - I will assume it was a male with the last name of Kim.
Considering the accuracy of the Doctor's Psychoanalytic read and advice to Bosch, I learned a lot about forgetting the past - as reliving the past just continue tearing opening unhealed scabs. Move forward; forward towards hope.
I live the Bosch series and usually enjoy Connelly's work! Unfortunately, this
I thoroughly enjoyed the story line of this book. It kept my attention and I looked forward to picking up where I left off each time.
I did not anticipate the ending. I was glad the character Harry Bosch grows in a personal aspect.
I enjoy the character's sense of humor and sarcasm.
This was a typical Michael Connelly. I enjoy listening to his books as I have yet to listen to one that I do not like. I would saw that this was one that is an absolute must but it was enjoyable to say the least.
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This book has a good story line once you finally get into the plot. I felt that it took way too long to get to the meat of the story. For instance, the book comes in two parts. However, I did not start to get involved in the book until part 2. That is way too much time to take before you can really feel like the book is something you will enjoy.
The only reason why I would recommend reading this book is because the second half really gets in to the plot and has a lot of interesting turns of events. The ending was excellent - I am glad I continued listening to the book to the end because it is well worth the time invested. I did not give this book five stars because I felt it took too long for me to be pulled in to the story line.
The plot was well thought out and Dick Hill did a great job of narrating. It's a novel that has a lot of introspection on the part of the main character. I honestly enjoyed the book but felt a bit let down at the end. Perhaps because I wanted there to be more, perhaps because it seems as though the the answers no longer were as important, I'm not sure. This is why I only gave it 4 stars.
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Not a masterpiece, just a simple book. Good enough for my long commute driving. I like Michael Connelly, I think I am going to buy more of his books.
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