The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote

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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 twelve, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered, and no one has ever been accused of the crime. With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the thirty-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.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, [2013]
Edition: First oversize mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9781455550647
1455550647
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Connelly 1995
Characteristics: 533 pages ; 20 cm

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bookpusher
Aug 13, 2017

Always a great read! Love Bosch!

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c67macdonald
Feb 25, 2017

Excellent read and worth it!

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StarGladiator
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.

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tjensen1
Aug 08, 2016

Interesting but not one of the better ones.

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LuvReadingStuff
Jul 17, 2016

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

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jazpur
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.

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Dreamstime
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.

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Pixiepixie
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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RazorSteel
Nov 29, 2006

I've always enjoyed Michael Connelly's books, and The Last Coyote is one of the best Harry Bosch novels I've read. Connelly continues to develop his Bosch character with each novel, and readers get a glimpse into his [Bosch's] past even more this time around, including his childhood and relationship with his mother ('nuff said). A great story with some unexpected twists as the story reaches its dénouement. If you're looking for a book to complement The Black Echo and The Concrete Blonde, I recommend this one. But don't hesitate to read Connelly's other novels as well.

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