Los Angeles can be a dangerous city - never more so than in the dead of night.
Detective Renée Ballard, once one of the department's young hotshots, now works 'The Late Show', the graveyard shift at the LAPD.
It is a thankless job keeping strange hours in a world of tragedy and violence, handing over her investigation as the sun rises, never getting closure.
Some nights are worse than others. And tonight is the worst yet.
Ballard knows it is always darkest before dawn. But what she does not know is how deep her dual investigation will take her into the dark heart of her city, her department, and her past.
Compton got out and looked back in at her. She said nothing and kept her gaze on the Camaro. He slammed the door. She refused to turn to watch him walk away."And another one bites the dust", she said to herself.
😐 I have not read other books by Michael Connelly, so I may be in for a nice surprise along the way; however, although I did enjoy some parts of the story, particularly towards the end, I felt that it took a long time to build up, where it even seemed somewhat boring at times.
Also, I did not care much for Renée Ballard. It is important to love the main character, and maybe I will feel differently later on, but I felt that everything happened too fast for me to like her.