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The Late Show (Renee Ballard Book 1) by [Michael Connelly]
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The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renee Ballard...The pacing of Ballard's debut story is breathless...Ballard is complicated and driven enough to sustain the series Connelly doubtless has in mind for her.

-- "New York Times"

A hard-hitting police procedural that captures the imagination from page one.

-- "RT Book Reviews (4 stars)"

Narrator Katherine Moennig's delivery perfectly complements Ballard's caginess. Moennig maintains a bit of distance from the listener and rarely engages emotionally, making us all the more curious about what makes Ballard tick. Moennig effectively captures the brusque officialdom of police work...This seamless blend of protagonist and narrator will leave listeners looking for the next installment.

-- "AudioFile"

The most intriguing mystery in The Late Show, though, is Ballard herself. Connelly is too skillful to hand us her resume in one document dump; instead, he fills out her portrait with a subtle hand over the course of the novel, a little background here, a glimpse of her temperament there, the revelation of her unusual living conditions sketched in between.

-- "Tampa Bay Times"

Writing about the instantly appealing police Detective Renee Ballard also recharges Connelly, who has never been in better form.

-- "Chicago Tribune"
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About the Author

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.



Katherine Moennig is an audiobook narrator and actress best known for her film roles in Gone, The Lincoln Lawyer, and Everybody's Fine, among others.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01MYDJB6R
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown and Company (July 18, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 18, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3545 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 387 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and one work of nonfiction. With over eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty-five foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly's 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. His most recent New York Times bestsellers include The Law Of Innocence, Fair Warning, The Night Fire, Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds Of Truth, and The Late Show. Michael is the executive producer of Bosch, an Amazon Studios original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and streaming on Amazon Prime. He is also the executive producer of the documentary films, "Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story' and 'Tales Of the American.' He spends his time in California and Florida.

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