The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote

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Suspended from his job with the LAPD, Harry Bosch must face the darkest parts of his past to track down his mother's killer . . . even if it costs him his life.
Harry Bosch's life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And after attacking his commanding officer, he's even had to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective's badge. Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he's spending his time investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother. Even after three decades, Harry's questions generate heat among L.A.'s top politicos. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes more and more apparent that someone wants to keep it buried. Someone very powerful...very cunning...and very deadly. Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has created a dark, fast-paced suspense thriller that cuts to the core of Harry Bosch's character. Once you start it, there's no turning back.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 31mm | 735g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0316153907
  • 9780316153904
  • 1,672,584

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Harry Bosch's life is a mess. His new house has been condemned because of earthquake damage. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And he's even had to turn in his badge: he attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first Bosch resists the LAPD shrink, but finally he recognizes that something is troubling him, a force that may have shaped his entire life. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother was brutally murdered. No one was ever even accused of the crime. Harry opens up the decades-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled. His mother was a prostitute, and even thirty years later the smell of a coverup is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to keep the investigating officers away from key suspects. Even as he confronts his own shame about his mother, Harry relentlessly follows up the old evidence, seeking justice or at least understanding. Out of the broken pieces of the case he discerns a trail that leads upward, toward prominent people who lead public lives high in the Hollywood hills. And as he nears his answer, Harry finds that ancient passions don't die. They cause new murders even today.
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About Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, geboren 1956 in Philadelphia, studierte zunächst Journalismus und Kreatives Schreiben in Florida. Anschließend (ab 1980) arbeitete er für verschiedene Zeitungen in Fort Lauderdale und Daytona Beach, wo er sich auf Polizeireportagen spezialisierte. Nachdem 1986 eine seiner Reportagen für den Pulitzer Preis nominiert worden war, wechselte er als Polizeireporter zur "Los Angeles Times". Für sein Thrillerdebüt erhielt er 1992 auf Anhieb den Edgar Award, den renommiertesten amerikanischen Krimipreis. Heute lebt er mit seiner Familie wieder in Florida.
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