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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

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

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    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 09-18-08
    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 09-18-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Bosch's past revealed"

    The Last Coyote fills in some of LA Detective Harry Bosch's history. Fans of Michael Connelly's relentless Detective know that he is the orphaned son of a LA prostitute who was killed in the early 1960's and the crime was never cleared. In this book, Bosch finally decides that he cannot let the crime go unsolved and, he finds, unvestigated any longer and begins his own private investigation, an adventure that once again gets Harry Bosch crosswise with the LA Police Department. The book has all the plot twists and turns that readers expect from Connelly and keeps the readers interest until the final page. I have read 12 of the books in the Bosch series and have read them in a random order. Wherever you are in your travels through Bosch's life, this book will fit.

    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 07-14-08
    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 07-14-08 Member Since 2002

    marlin515

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    "A good read"

    I enjoy this author. I prefer the narrator on the more recent books but this was a good story for filling in the background information on the main character, Harry Bosch. After reading several of the later books where the events of his earlier life are referred to I am glad the earlier books have been added to the selection at Audible.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Trisha Huntington Beach, CA, USA 07-30-09
    Trisha Huntington Beach, CA, USA 07-30-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Pulls You In."

    This was a very good Harry Bosch book.I am listening to them in order and I have to say that it was nice to get a glimspe into Harry's past. This book really makes you feel like you know and understand Harry a little better as a character. Worth listening to!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 01-03-10
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 01-03-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Good read, great character"

    Been reading about Harry and his homicides for a number of years, love his acerbic attitude. This book is the first one that is a deep look into the character of Harry himself and his personal background/childhood, all tied in to his profession. Will be of particular interest to anyone into psychoanalysis. Dick Hill is superb, you will have no trouble following who-is-saying-what-to-who. Worth the download; made me stay up too late!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 12-29-09
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 12-29-09 Member Since 2006

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 11-year-old daughter.

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    "Another winning Bosch novel"

    Sometimes Harry Bosch's antagonistic manner and somewhat negative outlook on life makes these novels a bit hard to take. But The Last Coyote is another example of Connelly finding the correct balance. The story line is a good one. The characters are all well developed and interesting and there are enough twists and turns to keep the listener interested and entertained. Dick Hill does another fine job with the narration and I'll keep listening to the Bosch series.

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Doberlug-KirchhainGermany 12-20-09
    Harry Doberlug-KirchhainGermany 12-20-09
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    "A fantastic author!"

    Michael Connelly in top form! As brilliant as ever!
    He did it again - a terrific job!

    5 of 5 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 01-08-09
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 01-08-09 Member Since 2005

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    "Great Listen"

    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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 05-31-12
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Harry Bosch Is Not A Girly Man"

    Volcanic... That's the temperament which makes Harry Bosch, Connelly's tough-cop protagonist an anger-management challenge. In 'Last Coyote' Harry's driving-demons are revealed, explored, and confirmed. Connelly gives good plot. Bosh is its foundation throughout the series... Here Connelly builds that foundation out of the rock of the cop's psychic history. Except for a small character stumble toward the end, this book is a smart, clever puzzler that will keep you focused till its dark end. I'm looking forward to the next time Connelly lets Bosch lead me through an LA puzzle.

    Dick Hill's character interpretations RESONATE!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 05-16-10
    Stephanie 05-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "My first Harry Bosch book"

    This was my first Harry Bosch book. I did enjoy it and will continue reading other books about this character.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Paul
    London, United Kingdom
    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.

    4 of 4 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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