Void Moon 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 muc

  • Title: Void Moon
  • Author: Michael Connelly
  • ISBN: 9780316154062
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Porsche except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has outlaw juice flowNew 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 Porsche except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has outlaw juice flowing in her veins Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run with a near psychotic Vegas fixer killing everyone who knew about the job Between Cassie and the man hunting her are a few last secrets like who really set up the job, why Cassie had to take the change, and how, in the end, it might all be a matter of the moon

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    1. Void Moon, which was published in 2000, is another standalone from Michael Connelly, the creator of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. The protagonist is Cassie Black, a beautiful young woman who was once a very skilled burglar who specialized in ripping off big marks in Vegas. But then a job went catastrophically wrong; Cassie's partner and lover was killed, and Cassie was arrested and sent to the pen for six years. Now free, she's living in L.A selling Porches, and reporting regularly to her proba [...]

    2. Excellent read! slow at first but picked up eventually both compelling and intriguing and great detective storyline (paperback!)

    3. As we all know by now, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.Unless what happened is that you’re a professional thief and your lover/partner-in-crime gets caught trying rip to off a high roller in a hotel penthouse and ends up flying out the window, crashes through an atrium over the casino and lands on a craps table in front of you. If that occurs, then everyone will know your business, you’ll be leaving Vegas quicker than Sheryl Crow, and your transportation will be a prison bus.Cassie Bla [...]

    4. 4 ½ stars. The last two hours are edge of your seat. Great character development and outthinking each other. Excellent endingORY BRIEF:Cassie was in prison. She has been out on parole for 10 months. She works for a Porsche dealership selling cars. She is unsettled about something and wants to do another burglary job. She contacts her former buddy Leo who says he has a job needing someone like her - to steal money from a hotel room safe while the mark sleeps. The mark is a gambler in Las Vegas. [...]

    5. A great story with an unlikely hero. Like I've seen mentioned a dozen times here, there are no good guys in this story. This is a story of criminals moving in a the criminal life. The best character to hang your allegiances with is your story's central character Cassie Black. Cassie is an ex-con, ex-burglar who goes straight for a while and finds she just can't live that life. She decides to pull one last heist and disappear. But when things go sideways she finds herself stuck between where the [...]

    6. True story: I once had a job offer in Vegas, but I turned it down. This was roughly ten years ago, before the housing market bubble imploded, when houses were being built by the second and spreading across the Nevada desert like some urban sprawl virus. The massive influx of people meant a demand for schools, which meant a demand for teachers.As a fresh-out-of-graduate-school teacher, I was pretty eager to find a job. My interview for the Vegas school district went like this: Do you want a teach [...]

    7. A different MC for Connelly, Cassie Black is a thief, but still one of the good guys, at least comparatively. This was good, but really a 3.5 star read until the end which seemed as if it would be predictable. I'll simply say that bumped it to a 4 star read for me - power packed & excellent. Again he shows masterful foreshadowing & attention to detail. Again, I read this in published order, Callie Black #1, which I highly suggest. A Darkness More Than Night comes next. It is Harry Bosch [...]

    8. I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did! Several Connelly fans whose opinions I respect had said it was good, but they didn't like it nearly as much as the Bosch books. Well, Harry Bosch is admittedly a tough act to follow, but I think this book is just about as good. A void moon is an astrological phase when the moon is not in any "house" and is supposedly a time of bad luck. It certainly has brought bad luck to Cassie Black, recently out on parole after serving five years of a sentence [...]

    9. An other ripping yarn from Michael Connelly.Something a bit different this time round. There are no goodies here only baddies just some baddies are worse than others.I found the book a bit slow to get going but that didn't last long, by the end everything in my life was put on hold until I got to the explosive end.The main character, Cassie Black an ex convict and once burglar in Los Vegas but now a Porsche car salesperson in L.A. Seems to have turned her life around but for some unknown reason, [...]

    10. About a month ago, I put out a recommendation request on which can be found here. The very next day, I received a recommendation from Antonio for Void Moon. I honestly had been looking for a book like this for the past year, so many thanks to Antonio for helping me finally find the story I was looking for.I have a soft spot in my heart for anti-heroes, those good guys who aren’t all that good but have the best intentions at heart. Those intentions are always selfish in nature, but they’re a [...]

    11. I am a big Michael Connelly fan and wondered how I had missed this book. Well, perhaps it's because it isn't up to his usual standards. Written in 2000, it describes the efforts of a Las Vegas thief and parolee, Cassie Black, to raise enough money to kidnap her natural daughter and take off for Tahiti.It starts slow and then slows down. It finally picks up the pace about 150 pages in and in the last 40 pages moves very quickly to tie up all the loose ends. The ending is not very satisfying but s [...]

    12. Out of all the Michael Connelly books I have read up to this point, this has been my least favorite so far. I had a hard time getting in to it, but once I did it was a pretty fast read. There really is no good guy/bad guy in this book. All the chracters are from the wrong side of the law, but out of those there is one character that makes you root for them~and that is Cassie Black. When Jack Karsh enters the scene, the book gets a little graphic and a lot bloody. I am all for mystery/good-guy/ba [...]

    13. This is one of Michael Connolly's stand-alones and in my opinion one of his best books. The female protagonist, Cassie Black, completely won me over, even though she's an ex-con and planning another casino heist in Las Vegas. She's got her reasons. Connolly shows her preparations in great detail. She wants, needs and expects it to be a perfect heist. Wrong-O, Cassie. Cassie hits the road to escape the psycho Vegas "fixer" sent after her by the mob. Strangely, or perhaps craftily, Connolly imbues [...]

    14. Fiquei indecisa entre as 4 ou 5*O livro é muito bom, prendeu-me da primeira até à ultima página. Recomendo ;)Michael Connelly é realmente um excelente escritor!

    15. I've always found Michael Connelly's writing a bit uneven when it came to female characters. The romantic interludes never felt convincing to me. The opening of this book is no exception. The setting is in a high end Las Vegas casino bar. Cassie, the main character, casts one last long rapturous gaze on Max as he departs. It's the “one last job” trope conveyed with an anxious vibe.The next chapter is set about seven years later in L.A. Cassie has an inexplicable interest in the owners of a m [...]

    16. Michael Connelly is one of those authors. You know what I mean, whereby the word ‘those’ is written in italics or spoken with more emphasis than the rest of the sentence. He is a name you can speak and everyone will instantly know to whom you’re referring. Most have read one of his books, if only to see what he is all about. Considering the number of books he has written, and the following he has, it should come as no surprise that he has been sitting on my to-read list for a very long tim [...]

    17. I finally got around to listening to this thriller. This is not the first Michael Connelly book I have read/listened to and it won't be the last. Interesting characters, fast action, twists, turns what more do you need for a "good read"? This story follows Cassie Black, a gifted thief who walked away from her criminal lifestyle, after the man she was closest to died during a job gone wrong. But, Cassie has a secret. A secret that she holds very close and would sacrifice her life to keep. When th [...]

    18. Michael Connelly is one of the best. This is a stand alone novel, it is not part of the Harry Bosch series. A great crime thriller, bad guys in Vegas and Los Angeles. Any books from this author are worth the ride.

    19. This one is a stand-alone Connelly novel featuring a totally new character, female cat burglar extraordinaire Cassie Black. Out of prison, burdened with psychological baggage, haunted by demons, she jumps parole in Los Angeles for one last big score in Las Vegas. An audacious caper if there ever was one, it's described in almost excruciatingly suspenseful detail. There's also an unsuspected death thrown in to raise the stakes. The story turns into a different kind of procedural: a cat-and-mouse [...]

    20. Connelly must have written this one with the movie in mind. There's action, even within the technical aspects, it's nearly continual movements. Cassie sells luxury Porsche automobiles and we don't miss a crash up with one of those either.Violence is high. Higher than in the average Bosch. And yet this one also does as much for Las Vegas as it does for L.A. Their streets and locations alive throughout this novel.But to me, it doesn't carry the depth of personality which the Bosch novels continual [...]

    21. I am a big fan of Michael Connelly, but this is not his best work. The main character in this book is Cassie Black, not one of his series characters. She had a bad childhood in Las Vegas and ends up getting a job as a dealer. Vegas is not as bad for people who live there as Connelly portrays it. He definitely prefers LA to Vegas! She is tired of that life and gets herself involved with a small time thief. They have a relationship until he is killed in the course of pulling a job. She is convicte [...]

    22. While not a stellar read, it was an interesting one. Connelly uses his regular crumbs from other books to tie them all in, but this one pretty much moves itself along. Its premise is a great caper within a Las Vegas hotel and the fallout ftom it all. Some good storylines woven into it, though having the main character be the villain is a little harder for me to create a connection. I guess I prefer the white night narrator.Connelly kind of floats this book out there and leaves it to sail its own [...]

    23. Another good Connelly novel. As I read, I felt as if I was uncovering the plot, peeking inside just as Michael Connelly intended. The main character, Cassie Black was a complex woman -- beautiful, cunning, yet vulnerable. The excitement of stealing from Vegas "fat cats" thrilled her, but she was ready to change. After what was to be her final heist, she was sought by a psychotic killer, Jack Karch, working to retrieve the fortune Cassie had not expected to steal. The final half of the book is a [...]

    24. I find that I have read/listened to 7 books of Michael Connelly. Then I listened to Void Moon, and I still don't understand how the phenomenon works and applies to the story. I'm probably the least understood of all the followers in the audience, and there are a lot of you out there. I see what you all read and love with Connelly. Somehow it got loaded on my IPad, and it's been there a long time, so I listened to it. As I still don't understand what Void Moon is, so I looked up a definitions on [...]

    25. Six years ago, Cassie Black’s life went wrong when a casino hotel robbery went very wrong. She’s served time in prison and is now ten months into serving parole when she finds herself needing cash, so she takes on one last job, which takes her back to the casino where the job went wrong six years before. Is this job the windfall it appears to be or will it go wrong as well?I’m being rather vague in my teaser because, like most Michael Connelly books, this is one you need to experience for [...]

    26. Pur essendo un filo troppo tecnico per i miei gusti in alcune descrizioni, la parte finale riserva davvero bei colpi di scena e tien desta la suspense.

    27. Utterly forgettable and bland sort of thriller. Really didn't stand out in any way, even though I have fairly relaxed standards for audio books. A story of a former casino thief doing that proverbial one last job for all the right reasons. Something doesn't go according to plan and suddenly there is a psychopath private investigator on her tail. It's all pretty predictable, decently paced, comes across like a straight for paycheck sort of book. The narration itself was pretty good. At times it w [...]

    28. Pretty much everything about this Michael Connelly was a pleasant surprise. Especially the following:1) Female protagonist -- It turns out that Connelly writes troubled female charcaters almosta s well as he writes grizzled old cop characters.2) This one is not a police procedural. It's a straight-up crime novel. It's the kind of thing that Elmore Leonard used to do so well. 3) Bad-ass antagonist -- The character of Karch is written so well, so fully realized, so definitively created that he bec [...]

    29. Another unusual plot from Michael Connelley. I struggled a bit with the heroine at the start - a convicted criminal who accepts a lead role in a major Las Vegas heist and ends up apparently killing the target gambler. How can you sympathize with her? But you do in the end! The plot is also replete with technical details about such things as security in Las Vegas casinos and how to capture the combination to a safe. Good suspense throughout which intensifies in the final pages along with some sur [...]

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