The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote

eBook - 2003
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Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch is placed on forced leave for hitting his boss. He decides to take advantage of his free time to solve a case which has obsessed him all his life: the murder of a prostitute, his mother. By the author of The Concrete Blonde.
Publisher: New York : AOL Time Warner Book Group, 2003
ISBN: 9780759598553
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK


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Feb 09, 2019

The amount of torture inflicted by Connelly on the psyche of his protagonist Bosch is painful to witness but it adds to the layers of complexity of the character like an intricately woven tapestry. This tale is much more in Bosch's mind than in the mystery in the past of LA and is a great character study in understanding the futility of the human condition. Connelly is firing on all cylinders and manages to include a number of twists you don't see coming.

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."

Nov 10, 2017

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

Aug 13, 2017

Always a great read! Love Bosch!

Feb 25, 2017

Excellent read and worth it!

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.

Aug 08, 2016

Interesting but not one of the better ones.

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.

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.

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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