The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1) by Michael Connelly

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Renée Ballard works the night shift 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.

Title : The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1)
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ISBN : 0316225983
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 405 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

June 03, 2017

Michael Connelly has begun an exciting new series with a new LAPD detective, Renee Ballard, who with her by the book partner, Jenkins, works the Hollywood nightshift, otherwise referred to as The Late Show. This means they pick up cases, which are then passed on to the dayshift cops, Renee has be...

Larry rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

Here's a little bit of an oxymoron for you: Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors, yet I haven't read one of his books in a while. I love the way he writes, but somewhere along the way I lost track of which Harry Bosch books I've read so far, so I've missed a bunch of them. I'll have to...

Susanne rated it ★★★★★

July 23, 2017

5 Stars. Michael Connelly at his Absolute Best. Detective Renee Ballard is Cop. Plain and Simple. Except that she is anything but. She works “the late show” at the “Hollywood Division” of the LAPD after being shipped off there for filing a complaint against her former boss (Lieutenant Olivas). A...

Matt rated it ★★★★☆

July 19, 2017

As if he did not have enough on his plate, Michael Connelly has decided to launch a new series (or at least a standalone) that takes a new approach to policing, still in the busy city of Los Angeles. Renée Ballard is a well-established detective with the LAPD, working the ‘late show’, police talk...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2017

The start of a new series by a go to author of mine, usually I would be a little alarmed, Would this new series be as good as his others? Is he still going to write the Bosch series, my favorite of his.? Well by the third page I was hooked, seems good authors, dependable authors can do that, just...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

August 08, 2017

"I've seen long careers and careers cut short. The difference is in how you handle the darkness." And L.A. police officer, Renee Ballard, is living and breathing in that darkness. She's been relegated to the late shift, the underbelly of the beast, the dark side of the moon. When Ballard's sexual...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2017

I’ve long believed Connelly to be a master storyteller, he tells it straight and he keeps the lines clear. I don’t get confused when I read one of his books – I always know what’s happening. That’s not to say I necessarily know where it’s going, that’s a different story. In fact, he normally keep...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

Detective Renee Ballard and her partner Jenkins worked the night shift of LAPD in Hollywood, known by one and all as The Late Show – Renee had been transferred after she’d filed a sexual harassment complaint against her boss. It was deemed a punishment, but in actual fact Renee enjoyed the shift....

Phrynne rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2017

I am a big fan of Harry Bosch so I am very happy to find that Mr. Connelly is able to produce a similarly excellent female main character for his newest series. Renee Ballard is talented, down to earth, smart and very capable of looking after herself. I am very much looking forward to reading mor...

Monnie rated it ★★★★★

July 25, 2017

New character and series? Base hit. By a favorite author? Double play. Getting a copy from the publisher to read in exchange for an honest review? Bases loaded. The new character is Renee Ballard, a relatively young and feisty detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The author is Michael...

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