The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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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.

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The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch Series #4)

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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.

The bestselling author of The Concrete Blonde delivers another Harry Bosch book, one that delves more psychologically into Bosch's past. In 1961, 12-year-old Harry lost his murder in a brutal murder. As he begins his relentless investigation, Harry uncovers a trail that leads upward, toward prominent people who want to protect their reputation.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his fourth outing, LAPD Homicide Detective Harry Bosch (The Concrete Blonde, et al.) confronts deep family, police and political secrets as he probes an unsolved murder of decades earlier. Smart, tough, laconic and, under all that, compassionate, Harry lives by a code according to which ``Everybody counts or nobody counts... whether [the victim is] a prostitute or the mayor's wife.'' He begins this case in a departmental shrink's office, after having been suspended for attacking his commanding officer; his girlfriend has left him, and he's living in a house that's been condemned after an earthquake. In the enforced freedom from his job, he reopens the 30-year-old unsolved murder of an L.A. call girl-his mother. Skirting illegality along the way to the resolution, he unearths a lot of buried secrets and pain-not least to his own 11-year-old self. Nobody here is pure (a couple of people are truly nasty), but all the characters are believable, as are even the quirkier plot turns. Edgar-winner Connelly smoothly mixes Harry's detecting forays with his therapy sessions to dramatize how, sometimes, the biggest mystery is the self. BOMC alternate. (June)
Library Journal
After being put on involuntary stress leave for attacking his boss, LAPD detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch tackles the 30-plus-year-old murder case of a Hollywood prostitute-his mother. Bummed out by the failure of his latest romance as well, Harry faces a deeper, psychological crisis: his life's "mission" may end if he solves the case. Harry continues, nonetheless, soon discovering that the police and politically powerful others purposely glossed over his mother's murder. With prose that cuts to the quick, a masterfully interwoven plot, and gripping suspense, Connelly renders a fitting sequel to The Black Echo (LJ 1/92).
Houston Chronicle
"A powerful book that will further Connelly's growing reputation as a skillful and imaginative writer."
Booklist (starred review)
"Connelly remains a master...superior crime fiction, as suspenseful as it is psychologically acute."
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"A powerful book that will further Connelly's growing reputation as a skillful and imaginative writer."—Houston Chronicle

"Connelly remains a master...superior crime fiction, as suspenseful as it is psychologically acute."—Booklist (starred review)

"Prose that cuts to the quick...a masterfully interwoven plot and gripping suspense."—Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759528260
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/29/2003
  • Series: Harry Bosch Series, #4
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,552
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael  Connelly
Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
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    1. Hometown:
      Sarasota, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 21, 1956
    2. Place of Birth:
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980
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  • Posted June 11, 2010

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    Packs Several Punches

    Earlier this year I started reading the Bosch series in order. The premise of this one didn't exactly fill me with enthusiasm, and it did start out a little slow. If you like Connelly/Bosch - get it, stick with it and see it all the way through. So much of Harry's inner being is revealed and you gain an ever greater understanding and rooting interest for him. Characters are rich and deep and one can see how Connelly has gradually honed his craft with each new book in the series. The plot is far better than I imagined and it left me rushing right into #5 in the series - Trunk Music. Loved this book.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

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    I am so glad that I discovered this series. Harry has a great p

    I am so glad that I discovered this series. Harry has a great
    personality and analytical mind that keeps the story interesting.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    It is one of the best of Harry....very good read!

    Harry Bosch has a down to earth, regular fellow personality. He has to bear his soul to the shrink to get his old job back, and although he resists at first, he ends this book knowing himself better than even he thought possible. He is like the last coyote he is afraid he may never see again......

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Last Coyote

    First off, Michael Connelly is my favorite mystery writer (very different from crime writers such as George Pelecanos and Richard Price, whom I advise to check out). Connelly created a great character in Bosch, a detective that is very easy to identify with and learn to greatly admire. This is my fourth Connelly novel (I am reading them in order, which I would advise any new Connelly readers to do, because of the way he connects each novel, despite who the central character is) and so far, it is impossible for me to pick a favorite. His first three are written so well, compelling me to read so much in a short period of time, and The Last Coyote is no different.
    I never give away too much plot in my reviews so all I'll say is that Connelly allows Bosch to solve his most personal case in the Last Coyote, the murder of his mother in 1961. Bosch goes to great lengths and danger to solve the case, and it was a pleasure to follow him on his journey.
    I'm very new to Connelly's work and I intend for that to change as I continue to read his novels. Not that this is difficult to do, because his books are just so great. Connelly is a master of mystery fiction and reader's unaware of his work should read them, just remember, read them in order, you's understand why.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    loved this book!

    I love Harry Bosch books, but this one has been my favorite thus far. I am always on the edge of my seat and absolutely can't put them down. I am looking forward to reading the rest in this series.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Great story!

    Like all other Connelly books, this one grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go until last. A murder mystery at its best, this story is complicated enough to keep you guessing, while at the same time, easy to pick up from your bookmark.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    Wow

    My only mistake was reading City of Bones and Lost Light before I read the first 3 Harry Bosch novels (great books, just wish I would have started from the beginning to understand Bosch better) - if you like the Harry Bosch novels, then you have to read this book to know the man. Harry is so complex - he can't seem to help himself, but you really can't help but like him. Michael Connelly really delved deep into Harry's soul in this book and the storyline was wonderful - just when you think you might have it figured out - you don't. Read this book.....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    I ENJOY HARRY BOSCH SERIES, BUT HAD STARTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

    I ENJOY HARRY BOSCH SERIES, BUT HAD STARTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SERIES. NOW I'M PLAYING "CATCH-UP" WITH THESE BOOKS. STRONGLY RECOMMEND READERS TO START AT #1 AND GET A LISTING OF THE SERIES

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    I am currently reading all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch ser

    I am currently reading all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series in order, and I LOVE them. I am a big mystery/detective story fan, and I have tried so many different series from different authors, but I finally found the one for me! What can I say? I often find myself not really liking the main characters in novels, but I truly like Harry; he is a good guy - not perfect, but he works hard, isn't a womanizer, and isn't overly macho. All of the stories are well-written, realistic, contain surprises and twists, and keep me hooked until the very end. My favorites have been The Black Echo (#1), The Concrete Blonde (#3), Trunk Music (#5), City of Bones (#8), The Narrows (#10), although again - I enjoyed all of them. If you like detective mystery novels, you won't be disappointed with Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    Riveting story

    The book held my interest all the way through. Good read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Captivating

    Great look at the inner works of Harry Bosch.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Another excellent Harry Bosch novel

    Once you get hooked on the character of Harry you want to read each of the books in the series. This one does not disappoint and continues to make you want to flip the page to see what happens next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    recommend

    This is my third Connelly book, and he does not disappoint. I especially liked this book because due to the personal nature of the case for Bosch, you really get to know the character...where he came from and what makes him tick.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Michael Connelly is a superior storyteller. A must read author.

    I have enjoyed all of Connelly's books about Harry Bosch. I love getting to know him, finding about his background and upbringing and can't wait for more. I am currently on the last book of the first trilligy and look forward to the Angle coming out Nov.1st.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

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    fabulous

    I'd never read Connelly before I read this book. I have since read every book in the series. Harry Bosch just makes you want to be better and do better. The world tries to knock him down, but he just keeps fighting back. His motto in every one of his books is 'everybody counts or nobody counts' - that motto is personified in this book when he searches for the truth behind his mother's murder. To say anything more would be giving away key details. Just know that this book is a winner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2005

    Can't help but LOVE Harry!

    Harry is determined to find out what happened to his mother and will stop at nothing to do so. Ya gotta love a guy who just doesn't give up! I've read all the Harry Bosch novels with the exception of the last three (Angels Flight, City of Bones, Lost Light), up to now, all have been fantastic reads! If you're on the fence about jumping in, make sure to with both feet - you won't regret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2014

    I have read many of Michael Connelly's books....I consider this

    I have read many of Michael Connelly's books....I consider this one as one of his best. I highly recommend it!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2014

    Check this out!

    Could,nt put the book down, very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    I love Harry Bosch!!!! This book confirms the fact that he is a

    I love Harry Bosch!!!! This book confirms the fact that he is a loving hardboiled guy with no illusions about life, but with a soft spot which is revealed slowly. Have read most of Connelly's books, and will keep reading them.

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