There are some books that are just too fun to put down. This book is one of them. Author Michael Connelly has an amazing talent. His writing style is clear, yet so engaging, his plots gripping. This book has it all.... excitement, great action, and a strong helping of humanity — character flaws that make everything not quite perfect, yet full of grit and purpose. His new series character, Renee Ballard, is strong yet comfortably relatable. This is the second book in her series, but also a cross-over to the Bosch books. It’s a smooth, flavorful ride from start to finish. Great for the beach or airplane.