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The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4 Audiobook

The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was 12, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.

With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job...and his life.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

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"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)

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  • Dan
    Fayetteville, AR, United States
    "Bosch's past revealed"

    The Last Coyote fills in some of LA Detective Harry Bosch's history. Fans of Michael Connelly's relentless Detective know that he is the orphaned son of a LA prostitute who was killed in the early 1960's and the crime was never cleared. In this book, Bosch finally decides that he cannot let the crime go unsolved and, he finds, unvestigated any longer and begins his own private investigation, an adventure that once again gets Harry Bosch crosswise with the LA Police Department. The book has all the plot twists and turns that readers expect from Connelly and keeps the readers interest until the final page. I have read 12 of the books in the Bosch series and have read them in a random order. Wherever you are in your travels through Bosch's life, this book will fit.

    37 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Trisha B
    "Pulls You In."

    This was a very good Harry Bosch book.I am listening to them in order and I have to say that it was nice to get a glimspe into Harry's past. This book really makes you feel like you know and understand Harry a little better as a character. Worth listening to!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • BookReader
    Chicago, IL, United States
    "Good read, great character"

    Been reading about Harry and his homicides for a number of years, love his acerbic attitude. This book is the first one that is a deep look into the character of Harry himself and his personal background/childhood, all tied in to his profession. Will be of particular interest to anyone into psychoanalysis. Dick Hill is superb, you will have no trouble following who-is-saying-what-to-who. Worth the download; made me stay up too late!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • LB in Dallas
    Dallas, Tx United States
    "A good read"

    I enjoy this author. I prefer the narrator on the more recent books but this was a good story for filling in the background information on the main character, Harry Bosch. After reading several of the later books where the events of his earlier life are referred to I am glad the earlier books have been added to the selection at Audible.

    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Ed
    Saint Augustine, FL, United States
    "Another winning Bosch novel"

    Sometimes Harry Bosch's antagonistic manner and somewhat negative outlook on life makes these novels a bit hard to take. But The Last Coyote is another example of Connelly finding the correct balance. The story line is a good one. The characters are all well developed and interesting and there are enough twists and turns to keep the listener interested and entertained. Dick Hill does another fine job with the narration and I'll keep listening to the Bosch series.

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Harry
    "A fantastic author!"

    Michael Connelly in top form! As brilliant as ever!
    He did it again - a terrific job!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ted
    Lancaster, PA, United States
    "Harry Bosch Is Not A Girly Man"

    Volcanic... That's the temperament which makes Harry Bosch, Connelly's tough-cop protagonist an anger-management challenge. In 'Last Coyote' Harry's driving-demons are revealed, explored, and confirmed. Connelly gives good plot. Bosh is its foundation throughout the series... Here Connelly builds that foundation out of the rock of the cop's psychic history. Except for a small character stumble toward the end, this book is a smart, clever puzzler that will keep you focused till its dark end. I'm looking forward to the next time Connelly lets Bosch lead me through an LA puzzle.

    Dick Hill's character interpretations RESONATE!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Mcafee
    Texas USA
    "Great Listen"

    With this story, the listener/reader really has the opportunity to get inside Bosch's head.

    Connelly does a great job of spinning the personal side of the murder of Bosch's mother with a really good detective story.

    Dick Hill is good as narrator.

    Definitely recommended.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    "My first Harry Bosch book"

    This was my first Harry Bosch book. I did enjoy it and will continue reading other books about this character.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Glynis
    Oak Park, IL, United States
    "My introduction to Harry Bosch was...okay"

    I always read the reviews before I use my precious credit. There were so many raves about this Harry Bosch character that I threw my lot in and purchased the book. I think for a newcomer to this series, probably reading from introduction or 1st book would be best. It took me two months to complete, not because I am illiterate, but because you have to sort out who's who, etc., to the point that I lost interest, came back, lost interest. From the middle to the conclusion, it was not such a bad listen, but not creditworthy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • PP Merge
    "Last Coyote; first of many"

    I was in the market to listen to some crime fiction and someone recommended the Michael Connelly / Harry Bosch series saying I should start with 'The Last Coyote'. Well, now I'm hooked. The prose is economical and not over-blown and the stories are compelling making it very hard to take my headphones out and do anything else with my life other than listen to Harry Bosch titles. The narration brings the characters alive and breathes life into the growl and grit that you would expect from 'hard-bitten' cops. I would, however, start at the beginning with 'Black Echo' rather than jumping in at Book 4, you won't be sorry.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Ivan
    Gallowstree Common, United Kingdom
    "My favourite author for running sessions"

    Michael Connelly is one one of my favourite authors for dull running sessions. I know, it sound harsh but that is how I feel it. I started to listen to his great Lincoln Lawyer stories first in the past and found them a bit predictable but still very enjoying. When I finished with the last one I really struggled to start with the Harry Bosh series as it sounded as Mrs. Marple compared to Poirot to me. How wrong I was! Harry Bosh caught me even more and I have been enjoying his series since.
    This story looks very straight forward and easy to guess but everything is completely otherwise at the end. I kept listening even when not running which is really not good for me - I have to buy another one much easier :o)
    I must say, Connellys's stories are not the most difficult ones to get a clue but very easy to absorb and enjoyable. I really love them. And Dick Hill's narrating is just great!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • kathy
    amberley, United Kingdom
    "brilliant -loved every minute of it"

    this range of books is an excellent example of keeping the reader itching to purchase one book after another. As the reader Dick Hill is consistant throughout each book. He is excellent for the part and you can just imagine he is Harry Bosh. Each Harry Bosh series is very entertaining and well written! Fantastic reading! couldnt recomend enough all of the Harry Bosh books I have read so far 1 to 5. Thank you Michael Connelly and Dick Hill...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
    Ramsbottom, United Kingdom

    I've read a lot of Bosch over the years and this book is probably my first or second favourite... They are all really good, in my opinion you can't really go wrong.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mark H
    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    "An excellent American murder mystery story"

    This is another excellent Harry Bosch tale from Michael Connolly. Harry Bosch is a murder detective in the LA police Department who is a strong minded rebel who sees things in black and white. He is a flawed macho figure whose difficult and deprived early upbringing has coloured his view of his life, and his work . The story is an American murder mystery and it is an excellent example of the genre. It is set in 1990's Los Angeles. The characters are believable and well-drawn. The narrative flows steadily and pulls you along. The plot is satisfyingly complex with twists and turns, but it is coherent and understandable. This is another very entertaining book from an author who has been at the top of his game for many years.

    The narrator of the story, Dick Hill, gives a master class in voice acting. He manages to put consistent and appropriate voices into the mouths of both male and female characters, which really helps the listener to follow the story. I strongly recommend this book to those who enjoy being entertained by American murder mysteries.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4 to be better than the print version?

    This is a seamless book that develops the back story that lies behind all Harry Bosch novels. Dick Hill deals well with the twists and turns of the plot line keeping the listener fully engaged through his own own unique interpretation, inflection and delivery of the text. Is it better than reading the book oneself? Probably not, but familiarity with the narrator does help to keep the listener fully engaged.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The character of Harry is well developed and is revealed here as a being deeply flawed and complex. Harry is better sketched and articulated in 'The Last Coyote' than in any other Harry Bosch story that I have so far encountered. For me this is therefor the best HB story line because Harry's own history forms the core of the book and is the central focus of the story line. Sympathy engendered by Harry's tragic personal history develops the readers interest in and identification with the character of Harry Bosch, something that I have felt was sadly missing in other HB stories, that is until now! For me, Harry comes fully alive in this book. I would advise a new reader of the series to start their immersion into the world of Harry Bosch by first reading or listening to 'The Last Coyote', as the story line, particularly the sessions with the lady psychologist slowly unpeels and reveals, his motivations, drives and character traits.

    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I prefer Dick Hill to any of the other Bosch narrators probably because you feel most comfortable with the narrator that first introduces you to a series, as a bench mark is established, provided, of course that the narrator is competent and sensitive to the text. In the same way Jeff Harding is my favourite Jack Reacher narrator

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The story is seamless and so there are very few natural breaks or put down points - it keeps you fully engaged.

    Any additional comments?

    My favourite Bosch story so far - I have 7 in my library

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Beckenham, United Kingdom
    "Kept me guessing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would if they are keen on Detective novels. Only one reservation which is that it is set before the use of mobile phones so it is a little dated but it is well written and is a very good story of its kind.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4?

    Not sure that I would use the word memorable for this genre of story but all the twists and turns were good.

    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Not one inparticular

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


    Any additional comments?

    Just that it moved along at a good pace, the story was well crafted and it was very well read indeed by Dick Hill. For me a book is ruined if it is read indifferently but this was very good. The reader is very good at differentiating between many different voices and reads it in an interesting and expressive way without overdoing anything. Couldn't fault him.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J Rice
    "Another 5 🌟 book by Michael Connelly"

    Brilliantly continues the story of Harry Bosch and explains the death of his mother, which is an integral part of his character. I'm going through these books one after another and haven't been disappointed yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian Maxwell
    "Bosch delivers again"

    great story and dialogue with a real punch brilliantly narrated. Essential listening for anyone who wants to know what motivates Harry.The. narrator captures the atmosphere of underworld Los Angeles and provides each of the characters with their own voices. if you're not already hooked on the Bosch books you will be after listening to this audio presentation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bibliophile

    Excellent reading and an absorbing plot, as usual. You can't do better than Connelly for a police procedural crime novel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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