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The Late Show (RENEE BALLARD) by [Connelly, Michael]
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Length: 544 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Excellent series launch ... What follows is classic Connelly: a master class of LAPD internal politics and culture, good old-fashioned detective work, and state-of-the-art forensic science - plus a protagonist who's smart, relentless, and reflective ... once again, he delivers.' - starred review in Publishers Weekly

Los Angeles can be a dangerous city - never more so than in the dead of night.

Renee Ballard works the night shift at the LAPD 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1507 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (12 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06Y17CRFT
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Delighted at just how good this book was. I'll be honest I delayed reading it because I just couldn't imagine a detective better than Bosch. Well I was wrong and once I started this book I simply could not stop. Renee is complex and politically brave and awash with integrity. As always the story has multiple threads and builds and half way through the book you are so invested that sleep and time ceases to matter. What I enjoyed about the book is Renee follows the rules but is savvy in the way she makes the rules work for her. Also after being burned by the boys club of LAPD previously and then how she deals with a leak from internal affairs a few years later was inspired and indicated that Renee learns from negatives. Micheal Connolly is a terrific writer and writing from the female perspective was excellent, I found the narrative to be believably female. Not an easy task for men to achieve but in this book he nailed it.
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I have read every Michael Connolly book and always preorder new releases, so I am a big fan. I was looking forward to a new character, but jusy couldn't warm to Renee Ballard or even the plot very much at all. I so wanted to love it! I will go so far as to say I won't buy any more books featuring her. I guess after so many books and years of enjoyment, one was bound to come along that just did not gel with me.
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Well, Michael Connelly has definitely come up with a new lead character in Renee Ballard. It was, as usual, a gripping read, a can't put down book, and I want to know meow. Plus the little teaser at the end of Bosch's new book, another good read. Bring it on, cant wait.
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Well put together. One of his better story lines. The character studies are detailed and captivating. Some surprises as well
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