I'm a big Michael Connelly fan and was waiting for this book to come out. However, it was sadly disappointing. I kept asking myself, "did he really write this one, or is there a ghost writer?" Although I love his other books, I've always thought his female characters were shallow. As a prior LA area female law enforcer, I've never know women cops like the ones he writes about. Usually I just ignore those parts. So maybe that's it, just can't write a book with a female protagonist. However, like other reviewers wrote, this book was boring with too much detail that went nowhere. I couldn't get through it in spite of the money I invested in it. I even paid extra to purchase it on the Audible Books app because, when I bought it, there was no option to add audible narration at a reduced price. I feel like I got ripped off and wonder if the positive reviews are fake.