Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Late Show

The Late Show / Michael Connelly, read by Katherine Moennig, 436 p.

Detective Renee Ballard works the night shift, where she is forced to begin cases but never allowed to finish them, as she is forced to turn her work over to the day shift every morning.  Ballard is highly skilled but has been exiled to the night shift because of a sexual harassment complaint filed against a supervisor.  But Ballard refuses to let go of two cases that begin on the same night, one involving a night club shooting that killed five people, and another involving the brutal beating of a transgender prostitute.  Ballard is a terrific character - a former Hawaiian, she unwinds every morning by doing some intense surfing while her loyal dog, Lola, waits for her on the beach.  Moennig's reading voice tracked perfectly with the character, making a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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