New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly writes novels of brilliantly original suspense. In this electrifying tour de force, he takes us into a world of extremes: too much criminality, too much money, and too many ways to die. In L.A. Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a... read more
Harry Bosch is nowhere to be found. No matter; there is a sympathetic protagonist in Cassie Black, who has recently completed a five year stint as a guest of the state of Nevada following a heist that in just a few moments went terribly, irrevocably wrong. Cassie is selling Porsches by day and... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Harry Bosch is nowhere to be found. No matter; there is a sympathetic protagonist in Cassie Black, who has recently completed a five year stint as a guest of the state of Nevada following a heist that in just a few moments went terribly, irrevocably wrong. Cassie is selling Porsches by day and nursing a secret at night, and it is that secret that leads her to risk throwing her new life away by seeking one last, major heist. Her target is a high-rolling casino gambler. She succeeds. In fact, she succeeds all too well.
Max, her deceased lover and partner in crime, had always said that it was possible to steal too much. Cassie quickly discovers the terrible truth of that canard when she finds that what she has stolen does not belong to the mark, but to his bosses. She soon find herself pursued by two rival organized crime groups who want the money --- and her. Leading the pursuit is Jack Karch, an amoral sociopath who was responsible for Max's death.
Cassie Black is not the main protagonist of this novel, however. VOID MOON is a book about Las Vegas, which has gone from mob campground to family resort without anything really changing. This is a book about the people who repose in shadow and make the glitter and the magic work, and who are never seen by the vacationers, honeymooners and conventioneers, nor by the few winners and the many, many losers who come to relax, to enjoy, to win --- and who are usually disappointed on at least one count. Connelly knows this world and shares it with his readers, weaving the city into a tale of greed, remorse, double-crosses, tough choices and bittersweet endings.
“She had forgotten how truly addictive the charge of adrenaline could be. Max simply called it outlaw juice.”
“See when the moon is moving from one house to another up there in the constellation, it sometimes is in no house at all. It is a void moon”Leo Renfro
Did an angel whisper in your ear hold you close and take away all your fear in those long, last momentsHighlighted by 9 Kindle customers
If ever something had been made out of nothing, Las Vegas no doubt was it.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
He’d practically raised Max, his stepbrother, after their mother died in a drunk-driving accident. Leo’s father was an unknown but Max’s wasn’t. He was in Nevada State doing ten to twenty-five for armed robbery.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
The aspect of seemingly separate events occurring in conjunction over time: synchronicity.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“Okay, so you chart the moon. What’s a void moon?” “It’s an astrological situation, okay? See, when the moon is moving from one house to another up there in the constellations, it sometimes is in no house at all. When that happens it means it is ‘void of course’ until it finally gets into a house. It’s a void moon.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Leo Renfro lived in Tarzana in the flats north of Ventura BoulevardHighlighted by 6 Kindle customers
The important thing is to believe. Not to hope, but to believe. There is a difference. I believe in these things and so that helps me do what I have to do and accomplish what it is I want to accomplish.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
It was the night that all things in her life had changed with the permanency of death.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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To the end. To the place where the desert is ocean.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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