The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, a new thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD

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.

The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1) Details

Book TitleThe Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1)
Book Author
ISBN9780316225984
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages405
Rating
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The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1) Reviews

  • Veronica
    Jul 24, 2017

    Veronica

    I've read and really enjoyed some of Connelly's well known Harry Bosch books but I'm woefully behind on that series. When I saw he was starting a new series, I jumped at the chance to get hooked in right from the starting gate. The Late Show did not disappoint. It introduces readers to...

  • Susanne Strong
    Jul 23, 2017

    Susanne Strong

    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 form...

  • Monnie
    Jul 23, 2017

    Monnie

    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...

  • Brad
    Jul 23, 2017

    Brad

    The Late Show by Michael Connelly introduces us to Renee Ballard, a detective on the midnight shift (known as the late show) Ballard is an interesting character. Lives in her van and sleeps on the beach in a tent. The late show detectives mostly start cases, seldom finish and Renee rea...

  • Andrew Smith
    Jul 21, 2017

    Andrew Smith

    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’...

  • Rita
    Jul 21, 2017

    Rita

    Another hit series for Michael ConnellyRenee Ballard is Michael Connelly's newest hero and with her at the lead, we are taken on a rollercoaster ride through the sleazy underbelly of L.A. She is after the "big evil" and she works The Late Show, the night shift, in Hollywood, LAPD's tou...

  • Jo
    Jul 21, 2017

    Jo

    The Late Show (Renée Ballard #1)by Michael Connelly SynpsisFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, a new thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPDRenée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investiga...

  • Andie
    Jul 21, 2017

    Andie

    Great story. Advice: read the book, do not listen to the audio version. ...

  • Ed
    Jul 20, 2017

    Ed

    Michael Connolly's introduction of LAPD Detective Renee Ballard is nothing but good news for Harry Bosch readers. Banished to LAPD's graveyard shift for lodging a sexual harassment complaint against a popular up and coming Lieutenant, her professionalism and dedication to the JOB keep ...

  • The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft
    Jul 20, 2017

    The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft

    Review: THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly (Renee Ballard #1)Michael Connelly delivers a certain presence in every novel, a presence which pulls the reader straight into the story and makes us live it vicariously. THE LATE SHOW is the first mystery-police procedural in a new series, foc...