The Late Show - Michael Connelly

The Late Show

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,947 Ratings

Description

In this first installment of the Renée Ballard series, #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces a "complicated and driven" young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat (The New York Times).
Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It's a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident. She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with. First, a prostitute is brutally beaten and left for dead in a parking lot. All signs point to a crime of premeditation, not passion, by someone with big evil on his mind. Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught up in a nightclub shooting. Though dubbed a peripheral victim, the waitress buys Ballard a way in, and this time she is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.
As the investigations intertwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined. To find justice for these victims who can't speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line.
Propulsive as a jolt of adrenaline and featuring a bold and defiant new heroine, The Late Show is yet more proof that Michael Connelly is "a master of the genre" (Washington Post).

Reviews

  • Slow to middlin’

    4
    By Six rivers red
    Started slow - almost stopped but got better with some nice twists to the ending
  • Michael Connelly fan and book is why!

    4
    By Hydrophillic
    Great book. Michael gives you enough information that I want to know what happens next. He’s good at not giving the whole story away. You’re never quite sure how the story is going to unfold and he has several threads running at the same time. Sometimes the story jumps a little bit and I miss the filler, but the story is so good that it’s OK.
  • Yay, can’t wait for the next one

    4
    By Dan Daily
    Well written story that I had very few clues about the ending. Love not knowing!
  • Late Show

    5
    By Am book reader
    Looking forward to seeing more of Officer Rene Ballard...hopefully paired with Bosch. Oh! Wish granted. Excellent book, highly recommend.
  • Excellent title

    5
    By SnorkelJack
    Fast moving story, Michael Connelly is an excellent story teller. His experience with the police department allows you to visualize from the inside how crimes are solved. Another well written mystery thriller.
  • Enough of the political corectness

    2
    By Cat mandu 2015
    Always was a fan of this author, I wish this new character series was not saturated with obnoxious political correctness.
  • The late show

    5
    By O6 COL
    Excellent
  • The Late Show

    4
    By Halsterx
    Fun read. Interesting plot with believable twists and turns.
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    5
    By x💙x💙x
    Loved the book. x💙x💙x
  • The late show

    5
    By jdb4143
    Loved it, can’t wait for The next.

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