Why this book?
Michael Connelly says he wrote the Harry Bosch series in the hope that, over time, readers would come to know Harry like a brother. The early entries expertly balance Bosch’s work as an LAPD homicide detective with his complex personal story. None of them does this better than The Last Coyote, which gives us new insight into Harry’s broken childhood. And on a personal note, the title never fails to remind me of my years in Los Angeles, when I would drive into the Hollywood Hills at night and sometimes come across a lone coyote, its eyes gleaming in my headlights.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
LAPD detective Harry Bosch is down on his luck - his house is condemned in the aftermath of the earthquake, his girlfriend has left him and he has been suspended for attacking his superior officer.
To occupy time, he examines the old case files covering a murder which took place on October 28, 1961. The victim was Marjorie Phillips Lowe - his mother . . .
The case forces Bosch to confront the demons of the past, and as he digs deeper into the case, he discovers a trail of cover-ups that lead to the high-ups in the Hollywood Hills…