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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
This is a good book, well written, fast moving, filled with actions and adventure.
I didn't really like this book but I kept reading hoping that it would get better (I'll bet you all know that sinking feeling).
No, the biggest problem is that Connelly didn't make me care for the main character, or her plight.
Superb! The best suspense novel Connelly has written and I've read them all! I am sad that there are no more to read until his next novel.Published 4 days ago by carol8782
It has a lot of twists and turns. Very entertaining. I enjoyed the back story on most of the characters.Published 6 days ago by therealMona
Very Suspenseful! Couldn't turn out the lights and go to bed. Loved it!Published 9 days ago by MARK LARSON
This book is fascinating-Mike Connelly has raised the bar very high on his work. Read this book , or else.Published 12 days ago by Arthur W Bresciani
Synchronicity, what a concept. Here, it worked to a tee. Page turners follow a formula, but need to incorporate surprise [magic] to make them succeed. Read morePublished 20 days ago by W. Olson
Totally new direction for a great writer. Not like anything he has done before. Refreshing, page turner the reader is compelled to finish.Published 1 month ago by mike Hamilton
Michael Connelly books are hard to put down once you start. You can't wait to finish them so you can purchase your next one.Published 1 month ago by Deborah Budnick