The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch)

by Michael Connelly | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312958455 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 12/12/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 12, 2006
From the Publisher
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

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Bosch's life is in shambles. His girlfriend has left him. His house is condemned and he is under suspension for assualting his boss.

Bosch decides to spend his time investigating a cold case from 1961, the murder of a prostitute, his mother.

Bosch as usual,is the 'take no guff' kind of cop. his questions generate more questions and eventually lead to more murder.

Bosch is the kind of cop you would want on your side. "Everyone counts" I was very happy to see Pounds get it. I was thoroughly sick to death of him.

I loved this book. It was the best so far!! I certainly hope that Jazz sticks around for a while.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 24, 2007
Reading now!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
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!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Back with me and destined for someone who keeps sending me lots of RABCKs

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 28, 2008
mailed today as a surprise RABCK to BruceAlexander who I am repaying

Journal Entry 7 by BruceAlexander from Ruidoso, New Mexico USA on Thursday, March 06, 2008
You just keep me buried in Mt TBR with Mr. Connelly astride it all, doncha???? Thank you, Ace ~ for your generosity and never-ending thoughtfulness!

Journal Entry 8 by BruceAlexander from Ruidoso, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, February 03, 2010
This ranks as one of my favorite Harry Bosch mysteries to date. The murderer's identity came as a total surprise. I was convinced that Bosch's mother had been killed by Arno Conklin. Then the author got me thinking it was Gordon Mittel who had done it. I ran out of suspects to the point where I had started suspecting Irvin Irving, LOL! The book grabs you right from the start, and I thoroughly enjoyed that.

The plot twists and turns, and following the rebellious and deviant Detective Bosch throughout the investigation makes it all the more intriguing. He's such a rebel -- smoking in a hospital (and really, anywhere he damn well pleases!), grabbing Claude Eno's files without a warrant, crashing a party and pretending he's someone else -- his actions leave you shaking your head in amazement. I really do love his style.

I sure hope he pursues his relationship with Jasmine, although I've never heard mention of her in any of Connelly's later novels. Pity. She and he seem to fit well together. On a side note, while I'm happy Jazz has come into the picture, I'm happy Harvey Pounds got whacked. His character was so whiny and annoying....

I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Michael Connelly. Thanks again for the lovely RABCK, Ace. You helped make our move to Texas a little easier by having this book around to dive into when the move got rough. I haven't moved since 1997 and I am so rusty!

The completion of The Last Coyote marks the 16th book I've read by this author. I hope to someday read them all.

Journal Entry 9 by BruceAlexander at Kerrville Public Library in Kerrville, Texas USA on Monday, March 22, 2010

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