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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JLHCKY
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."

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LauraSteinert
Nov 10, 2017

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

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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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