Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

This is the fourth novel in the Harry Bosch detective series. It's quite different from the previous because Bosch has been suspended from the LAPD and takes on a cold case on his own. There are no rules and nothing can stop Bosch from determining who killed his mother when he was just a boy.
Meanwhile, Bosch is forced to go through therapy with Dr. Hinojos, who is quite an interesting character. She gives Bosch a different perspective on everything and it would be nice to see her in the upcoming novels.
Bosch's investigation takes him to Florida where he meets a woman (and then sleeps with her) called Jazz. She's a bit of a mystery but Bosch wants to see more of her. Sylvia was his previous girlfriend, who I really enjoyed, so I'm not sure how I think Jazz compares to her.
In this novel, Bosch was much less restricted. He's out on his own, doing his own thing, on his own terms. I like how he doesn't take shit from anyone and thinks quick on his feet. I'm interested in seeing how things change for him now that he has solved his mother's murder and will (likely) be heading back to the LAPD.
This book is the best in the series so far!



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