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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 text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Fast paced. Hard to put down once you start. Not a dull moment. A must read for any mystery fan.Published 2 months ago by RobH
I wondered if this book had been written by someone else as it was no where near Michael Connolly's standards for his other books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Keith Matthews
Plot seemed to plod along with preparations and technical details of the heist.
Very little action or suspense until the end.
Unusual for this author.
Very good read. I wasn't sure at first as I had only seen the main character mentioned in other novels by Michael Connelly. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marilynn
VOID MOON has turned out to be one of my favorite books this summer. This book has all of the tension fans of Connelly have come to expect through the Bosch novels. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2004
These books--thrillers, crime novels, whatever you want to the call genre--are often cliche ridden, filled with hollow characters and dialogue, and have all too neat endings. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Robert Wellen
The unique thing about this book is that the main character is a criminal, kind of a "bad guy". BUT- you like her. You sympathize with her, you enjoy her. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Theresa W
This book is absolutely his best, and one of the best I have ever read. It will grab you from page one, and hold you to the very end. You'll never guess how this one turns out. Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by John H. Nixon