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.

Baker & Taylor
Taking a hard look at his life after a streak of bad luck, LAPD detective Harry Bosch decides to tackle the unsolved decades-old murder of his mother and uncovers a devastating truth

Baker
& Taylor

Taking a hard look at his life after a streak of bad luck, LAPD detective Harry Bosch decides to tackle the unsolved decades-old murder of his mother and uncovers a devastating truth. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour. BOMC Alt.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316153904
0316153907
Branch Call Number: M CON
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 24 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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