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Void Moon traces the path of Cassie Black, a gifted thief who struggles with the temptation of "outlaw juice" (the burning desire to live the fast life of crime and payoffs) even while she regularly attends her probation meetings. It's not that hawking Porsches to newly flush young Hollywood males isn't satisfying, but... well, it isn't. After years away, she returns to her old striking grounds in Las Vegas for one last big mark hoping to pave her way into a new life. But Cassie discovers that her old Las Vegas is a new town with a new skyline and new (and more deadly) bad guys; it is also a place haunted by the ghost of her lover-partner Max. When her take proves to be 10 times larger than she imagined, her road to freedom runs afoul of the Mob while a morally questionable--and openly vicious--PI sniffs her trail.
With its attractive central character, meticulous plot, and glitzy packaging, Void Moon seems perfectly poised for the New York Times bestsellers list. That is not to say, however, that Connelly has "dumbed down" his usual presentation. The novel displays Connelly's stunning ability to breathe reality into his fiction with the subtle details that can only come from careful research and his years of experience reporting on crime for the L.A. Times. What other author has so lovingly described the aftermath of crime? The jail sentence, recidivism, the numbing visits to the parole officer where "she held the plastic cup she would have to squat over and fill while an office trainee, dubbed the wizard because of the nature of her monitoring duty, watched to make sure it was her own urine going into the container." While we Connelly fans are always eager to read the next Bosch, once again we're not disappointed with Connelly's "vacation." --Patrick O'Kelley
I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last. Fast paced, a wide range of well developed characters, some surprising twists along the way, and a different protagonist than... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Bill Holley
Not what I expected.............especially after reading ALL of Michael Connelly"s books.Published 17 days ago by Jean A. Valcho
Classic Bosch, with the right suspense. Would love to see a book with the two half brothers, Harry and Mickey.Published 21 days ago by Chaly
No Bosch. No Lincoln Lawyer. But I enjoyed this page turner. Excellent character development and plot. Give it a read.Published 21 days ago by D. Laslo
While not as enjoyable as the Harry Bosch series, this was an entertaining read. It didn't seem to have as many twists and turns as Mr. Connelly usually puts in his books.Published 1 month ago by Don Paske