Renée Ballard

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 228 ratings

The Late Show Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling 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.

©2017 Michael Connelly (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Late Show

    • Written by: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book.

    • By Penny Mabley on 2019-05-30

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

  • Book 2

    • Dark Sacred Night

    • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
    • Written by: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Second Effort

    • By Ricky on 2019-04-25

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Dark Sacred Night

    • Written by: Michael Connelly
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat - known in LAPD slang as "the late show" - and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift - and she wants in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Connelly Winner

    • By Danielle on 2018-12-04

    Price: CDN$ 35.72

  • Book 3

    • The Night Fire

    • Written by: Michael Connelly
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.

    Price: CDN$ 38.59