Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's
toughest beat, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.|
Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning
many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over
to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as
punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal
beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young
woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against
orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining
her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her
own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department
throws at her.