The Late Show

Finished The Late Show by Michael Connelly. I received a copy for review. 

This is the first in a new series about Detective Renee Ballard. She’s working “the late show,” or overnight shifts in the LAPD. Here, she’s investigating two different cases–and reluctant to turn them over to the day shift, which is what typically happens. 

This isn’t a departure from his usual series. Like his Harry Bosch novels, this is a police procedural. And, like Harry, Renee tends to maybe skirt acceptable cop behavior a tad in order to get results. Not like Dirty Harry or anything, but the ends definitely justify the means. 

October will see the release of a new Bosch novel, and I am very happy about that (he is my favorite). But I very much like Renee Ballard, too. I look forward to spending more time with her. 

Recommended. 

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