The Late Show

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Little, Brown, Jul 12, 2017 - Detective and mystery stories - 436 pages
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.

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Renée Ballard is a veteran cop who made enemies when she reported her superior for sexual harassment and lost the case. She is now relegated to night duty, a shift known as "The Late Show." Ballard is ... Read full review

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I've read every book authored by Michael Connelly, and loved every single one. This book, which introduces a new character, was no exception. Renee Ballard is a complex, somewhat damaged character ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series, the highly acclaimed legal thriller series featuring Mickey Haller, as well as several stand-alone bestsellers.

Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards.

BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and its third series will go to air in 2017. It screens on SBS TV in Australia and on SKY TV in New Zealand.

Michael Connelly lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.

To find out more, visit Michael's official website www.michaelconnelly.com.au or follow him on Facebook www.facebook.com/MichaelConnellyBooks or on Twitter @Connellybooks

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