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Void moon, Michael Connelly

Label
Void moon
Title
Void moon
Statement of responsibility
Michael Connelly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Storyline
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ Life has dealt Cassie Black a very poor hand. Her father simply abandoned the family for the Las Vegas casinos. Attempting to rob a high roller, Max, the love of Cassie's life, plunged from a casino penthouse through a glass ceiling. Through a quirk in Nevada law and the casinos' desire to make an example of someone, Cassie, an accomplice in the attempted robbery, was convicted of manslaughter in Max's death. Now on parole, Cassie is trying to stay straight and live with the torments of her past. Ultimately, she fails and agrees to rob another high roller at the same casino where Max died. But the mark turns out to be a Mob bagman, and Cassie is soon on the run from a psychopathic pit bull of a private eye employed by the casino. Cassie is damaged but tough and resilient--a wonderfully engaging character. Jack Karch, the pit bull, is not only a chilling sicko, he's also an incredibly skilled investigator. Casino boss Victor Grimaldi is spectacularly reptilian. Lesser characters are very finely drawn, too. Connelly really does his homework: Cassie's criminal tradecraft--and the casinos' security systems--will fascinate crime fans. And the pacing of this thriller is as good as you'll find in the genre. Void Moon offers readers a full house of entertainment. Bet on it. ((Reviewed October 1, 1999)) -- Thomas Gaughan
  • Even though Harry Bosch is nowhere to be found, Connelly has written his best book to date. In the past, Connelly's leads have been in law enforcement. His new protagonist, Cassie Black, is an ex-con who needs to make one more score in order to fulfill the dream that sustained her in prison. The first part of the novel follows a Mission Impossible-style crime. Something happens during this caper that propels the rest of the book as Cassie is relentlessly pursued by Jack Karch, a ruthless investigator for a casino who leaves no witnesses alive. Cassie has a secret that she will protect at all costs, and while this secret is obvious, other aspects of this fast-paced thriller are surprising indeed. In astrology, a void moon is considered bad luck, but Connelly's Void Moon is better than a four-leaf clover. Highly recommended. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/99.]--Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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021223
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DLC
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1956-
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Connelly, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O51165
LC item number
V65 2000
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women thieves
  • Casinos
  • Organized crime
  • Private investigators
  • Gamblers
  • Women former convicts
  • Secrets
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
Label
Void moon, Michael Connelly
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
391 p.
Isbn
9780316154062
Lccn
99037054
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316154062
  • (OCoLC)41641387
Label
Void moon, Michael Connelly
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
391 p.
Isbn
9780316154062
Lccn
99037054
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316154062
  • (OCoLC)41641387

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