The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote

Large Print - 1995
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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 with no one ever 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: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., c1995.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781568952727
Characteristics: 463 p.


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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.

Jul 17, 2016

I did not see that ending coming. Another good read about Harry Bosch.

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.

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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