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The Late Show - Michael Connelly

The Late Show

Author Michael Connelly

  • Published: 2017-07-18
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Stars
From 77 Customers Review
Price: $12.99


An Amazon Best Book of 2017A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017
#1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat--the Late Show.
Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It's a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident. She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with. First, a prostitute is brutally beaten and left for dead in a parking lot. All signs point to a crime of premeditation, not passion, by someone with big evil on his mind. Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught up in a nightclub shooting. Though dubbed a peripheral victim, the waitress buys Ballard a way in, and this time she is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations intertwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined. To find justice for these victims who can't speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line. Propulsive as a jolt of adrenaline and featuring a bold and defiant new heroien, The Late Show is yet more proof that Michael Connelly is "a master of the genre" (Washington Post).

Top Customer Reviews

  • Excellent

    From LoAnFo
    I thought Two Kinds Of Truth was one of his best yet. Then I read this one. The young new tough as nails female detective Ballard is the new Bosch, I suppose. She's great, the story was great. Maybe the next Ballard book will have her alongside Bosch. Now that would be something.
  • The late show

    From Campbell103
    Great read. Love the new character and I am looking forward to more. If you like Bosh you will love this one.
  • Not the best

    From Bill050351
    Laboured. Pretty predictable. Expected more.