The Late Show

Michael Connelly
AUD $19.99
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‘Connelly has created wonderful characters with Bosch and Haller, and Ballard will easily be as beloved. Connelly is a master of crime fiction.’ - Associated Press

'The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renée Ballard ... this new star is a beauty ... Ballard is complicated and driven enough to sustain the series Connelly doubtless has in mind for her. Connelly writes passionately about, and captures especially well here, the detective’s high when the pieces of a puzzle fall into place.' - Janet Maslin, New York Times

Los Angeles can be a dangerous city - never more so than in the dead of night.

Renee Ballard works the night shift at the LAPD in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. 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 cases 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 own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.

As the cases 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.

Author bio:

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series and the legal thriller series featuring Mickey Haller, as well as several stand-alone bestsellers. His most recent #1 bestseller is Dark Sacred Night, in which the legendary Harry Bosch joins forces with Connelly's newest LAPD protagonist, Detective Renee Ballard.

Michael Connelly’s books have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. They have been translated into 40 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. Michael Connelly has also been awarded the 2018 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing.

Connelly is the executive producer of the successful TV series, Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. Bosch Season 4 is now available on SBS in Australia, with Season 5 to screen in 2019 and Season 6 also going into production.

Michael Connelly’s new true crime podcast, Murder Book, will premiere on 28 January, 2019.

Michael Connelly spends his time in California and Florida.

To find out more, head to:
Website: www.michaelconnelly.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelConnellyBooks
Twitter: @Connellybooks

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781760633462
Publisher: A&U - Connelly
Imprint: Michael Connelly
Pub Date: April 2018
Page Extent: 472
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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