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)
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.
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!
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.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
"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.
"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!
"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...
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.
"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.
"Kept me guessing!"
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.
Not sure that I would use the word memorable for this genre of story but all the twists and turns were good.
Not one inparticular
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.
"Another excellent Harry Bosch tale"
I love Harry Bosch, especially these earlier books before he became too cynical. In The Last Coyote we learn much about Harry's early life as he investigates his mother's murder.
I wouldn't suggest this as a good read if you've not already started on a Harry Bosch journey, but if you have invested in some of the other Harry Bosch books, then this one gives a great background while also being a excellent mystery in its own rights.
"My book of the year"
I think it is so well read by Dick Hill that I would say yes.
Harry Bosch of course, he is a gritty down to earth detective who gets what he wants.
When he gets his man!
Well there has been a TVs film of this book, but it's like a totally different story.
"The Last Coyote"
It took time to listen to but it was worth it. Michael Connelly and his Harry Bosch series are an amazing read. Each book in the series is better than the one before.
"Recored from a cassette tape?"
Another great story, spoilt by the quality of the recording? It sounded like it has been re-recorded from an old cassette tape where every 's' hissed! Once you accept the quality isn't going to get any better, you begin to accept the poor quality and focus on the story, but very strange that these days for such technological advances, something couldn't be done to repiar the sound quality. Not Connelly, Hill or Harry's fault though....!
Harry Bosch books are all of a pattern but extremely entertaining
Dick Hill is a good narrator in the same mould as Jeff Harding
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