THE LAST COYOTE by Michael Connelly
Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered, and no one has ever been accused of the crime.
With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the thirty-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job...and his life.
This is the fourth book in the Harry Bosch series. In this one, Harry is determined to find out who killed his mother. Maybe finding out will give Harry some closure on that part of his life and he'll be able to contain some of the anger he feels.
Mr. Connelly gives the reader quite a few possible suspects, and it's not until very near the end that the truth finally comes out. I have to admit I had no idea how the book would end.
I'm loving Harry Bosch! I'm waiting for a copy of the next book, TRUNK MUSIC, from the library.