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The Late Show

The Late Show

Book - 2017
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"Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her."-- from author website.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316225984
Branch Call Number: MYS CONNE-M
Characteristics: 405, 31 pages ; 25 cm


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Jul 19, 2017

Slow to start...LOTS of police procedural details. Seems like some pages were so detailed, about streets, paddle boarding, it was just being used as filler. Got better as it went on....but this woman officer is almost too good to be true, rarely sleeps, solves 4 cases in one book and has so many conveniently placed friends who leap in to help her it is a bit of a stretch. However, I did enjoy it more as I got further into the book. Has lots of possibilities.

JCLGreggW Jun 07, 2017

Connelly, one of the most reliable authors in the business, introduces Renee Ballard, detective at Hollywood Station, exiled to the overnight shift. An excellent beginning, even if there might be one plot thread too many. (Longtime fans can pick out references to old Bosch characters.)

Apr 19, 2017

Wow A new character for Michael Connelly ! I can hardly wait one of my favorite authors.

debwalker Mar 17, 2017

A new Connelly character in this July release. Wondering if Bosch turns up?


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