The Late Show

The Late Show

Book - 2017/07
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Introducing Ren_e Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Ren_e Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard 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 entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.

Publisher: Little Brown 2017/07
ISBN: 9780316225984
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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Jul 19, 2017

Slow to start...LOTS of police procedural details. Seems like some pages were so detailed, about streets, paddle boarding, it was just being used as filler. Got better as it went on....but this woman officer is almost too good to be true, rarely sleeps, solves 4 cases in one book and has so many conveniently placed friends who leap in to help her it is a bit of a stretch. However, I did enjoy it more as I got further into the book. Has lots of possibilities.

JCLGreggW Jun 07, 2017

Connelly, one of the most reliable authors in the business, introduces Renee Ballard, detective at Hollywood Station, exiled to the overnight shift. An excellent beginning, even if there might be one plot thread too many. (Longtime fans can pick out references to old Bosch characters.)

Apr 19, 2017

Wow A new character for Michael Connelly ! I can hardly wait one of my favorite authors.

debwalker Mar 17, 2017

A new Connelly character in this July release. Wondering if Bosch turns up?

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