The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote

Book - 1995
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Harry Bosch's life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And after attacking his commanding officer, he's even had to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective's badge. Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he's spending his time investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.

Even after three decades, Harry's questions generate heat among L.A.'s top politicos. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes more and more apparent that someone wants to keep it buried. Someone very powerful...very cunning...and very deadly.

Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has created a dark, fast-paced suspense thriller that cuts to the core of Harry Bosch's character. Once you start it, there's no turning back.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316153904
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 24 cm


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Dec 20, 2017

Harry Bosch is just not my favourite kind of person. Trusts no one, trigger temper, quick to judge, a closed personality, I could go on. No wonder he has been suspended - he pushed his superior officer through a window. No wonder his latest girlfriend has left him. No wonder he's been referred to Behavioural Sciences for psychological evaluation before he can rejoin the LAPD Homicide squad in Hollywood. His analyst, Carmen Hinojos, asks the right question, "What is your mission Detective Bosch?" He realizes that it is to solve a 30-year old case, the murder of his prostitute mother. Harry does have the smarts and the skills for this complicated job and you see glimpses of possible solutions and then Connelly takes them away. I'll read more Bosch but I wanted to throttle him, "Harry, you're attitude is part of the reason this case is much more difficult than it should be."

Nov 10, 2017

Hands down, the best of the series. A must read for Harry Bosh fans.

Aug 13, 2017

Always a great read! Love Bosch!

Feb 25, 2017

Excellent read and worth it!

Aug 28, 2016

I may be biased [having grown up an orphan myself], but I believe this is one of the best, if not the best [always hopeful for future Bosches, though] yet - - - Mr. C. outdoes himself in the carefully crafted plotting with this masterfully engaging mystery.

Aug 08, 2016

Interesting but not one of the better ones.

Jul 17, 2016

I did not see that ending coming. Another good read about Harry Bosch.

Oct 12, 2015

I was enthralled.I'm so glad Allen and Unwin saw fit to re-issue it for Down-Under fans of Harry Bosch.Long may it stay in print.

Sep 04, 2015

The story moves along fairly slowly. But I would consider it required reading for Bosch fans. It expands his back story significantly and provides insight into his melancholy history and character. Looking forward to reading more.

Jul 05, 2015

Connelly gives the reader a deeper picture of Harry Bosch in this book as he investigates the death of his mother while on stress leave from the LAPD. He has recently lost his girl friend and his house has been condemned after the earthquake shook the house off its moorings. In the course of interviewing people with information about his mother's case, Harry meets and gets involved with a new lady. His relationship with her complicates his life in new ways, but also provides a crucial alibi for a murder he finds himself accused of when he returns from FL. A great read with many twists and turns. I didn't want it to end.

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