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review 2019-03-10 17:13
The Last Coyote
The Last Coyote - Michael Connelly

It´s getting personal for Harry in the fourth book of this excellent book series. Harry is on stress leave and with all that spare time on hands, he decides to solve the mystery of his own life: who has killed his own mother?

 

I really loved this book and the new insights I got into Harry´s past. He is such a likeable and yet flawed character. I appreciated that his decisions, which sometimes are incredibly dumb, have dire repercussions and that he isn´t a character who automatically is perceived as a good person (although, I do love him as a character). In this book, though, I wanted to slap some sense into him numerous times.

 

I have already the next book in the series, "Trunk Music" on my shelf and I can´t wait to read it. So stay tuned for another episode of "Instalove with Harry" (seriously, this becomes a running gag throughout the novel and I´m loving it).

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text 2019-03-02 20:05
Reading progress update: I've read 199 out of 442 pages.
The Last Coyote - Michael Connelly

Bosch moved closely by her to the bathroom door. He looked down at her hands, a natural instincts, and saw no rings on any of her fingers. He could smell her as he passed and the scent he picked up was the same as her name: Jasmine. He was beginning to feel some kind of attraction to her but wasn´t sure if it was the titillation of being there under false pretenses or an honest pull.

 

All the single ladies in America, beware: Harry Bosch is single again!

 

As much as I like these books, Harry´s insta-attraction episodes are as cheesy as they can get.

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text 2019-03-01 19:37
Reading progress update: I've read 60 out of 442 pages.
The Last Coyote - Michael Connelly

It´s so nice to be back in the Bosch universe. I feel like I´m meeting up with an old friend. Admittedly, a grumpy, old friend, who looks like Titus Welliver.

 

And I just watched the trailer for the fifth season of the TV show and it looks amazing. I can´t wait to watch it.

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review 2019-02-01 17:56
Ballard the unlucky female detective
The Late Show - Michael Connelly

Renee Ballard is a detective who got punished after filing a sexual harassment charge against her superior.

 

That's really is the wrong message. 

 

Her complaint didn't got through because her partner refused to back her up. But sexual harassment charge does not need another person to back it up. Why would she needed that in the first place. 

 

Second, it is wrong to have the department treating her differently after the complaint didn't get through. That's sent the wrong message to other sexual harassment victims in the police force. Not that it wouldn't happened in real life. But in real life, she would be on the Tonight Show to talk about this. 

 

Second problem with it is that she got kidnapped too easily. How the hell the bad guy get the drop on her. 


The way she "use her female charm" is saying that she lack detective skills. Another bad thing. 

 

The case she is trying to solve involve a transgender woman. The clue is a brass knuckles. The solving of the case is not really adding up to the main story, which involved a shooting at a bar. 

 

It still got 4 stars because I still enjoy reading it. The frustration is there. But it is still readable. 

 

Michael Connelly is one of my favorite writers. He is just not as good with female characters. 

 

 

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text 2019-01-30 03:32
Reading progress update: I've read 173 out of 400 pages.
The Late Show - Michael Connelly

Ballard was a woman detective who career got side tracked when she filed a sexual harassment complaint against her captain.

 

She was counting on her partner to back her story. Unfortunately, that didn't happened. She was mad at both of them. The problem that a woman who is being sexual harassed need a man to add credibility is a problem. To be fair, it is hard to prove that he is innocent as well. But there must be some way to do this better.

 

Now she was punished for speaking up and set to the night shift, which is also called the night show.

 

The case involved also a transgender woman being attacked by brass knuckles. She was beaten and hospitalized. The story also try to get the pronoun right by calling her a she. She is she as long as she didn't declare as a drag queen.

 

The story is a bit here and there without much of a focus. There was another shootout at a bar with three dead bodies.

 

4 stars so far. Hope it get better. 

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