Void Moon by Michael Connelly

The Book:

Void Moon by Michael Connelly
Cassie Black has never looked back. She walked away from her life as a criminal after one disastrous night that left the man closest to her dead and her life in a shambles. Now she’s thriving at a job selling Porsches to Hollywood hot shots. Through everything — even her darkest moments — she has been able to keep going by holding on to one perfect thing, her greatest secret, dearer to her than life itself.

When that secret is threatened, Cassie tosses her new life away like a bad hand of cards and goes back in a sprint to her old line of work. Her trade was robbing casino gamblers, and she was the very best. Now it’s the only way she can make enough money fast to maybe make everything right. Quickly she lines up a mark, a man who has been winning steadily for a week at high-stakes baccarat. The job goes smoothly until she opens his briefcase…

And discovers a world of trouble she never dreamed of. Her superstitious friend who lined up the job says it’s the bad-luck void moon having its malignant way. Cassie knows it’s worse. She’s crossed paths again with her life’s nemesis, the man who destroyed everything six years before. He’s Jack Karch, a private investigator by day who does bloody work for casino owners by night. Walking back into his sights is the worst thing that’s ever happened to Cassie. Getting out alive will take all her skill and luck and faith in that one good thing…

Source: Michael Connelly homepage

The View:

This book was so-so-so unbelievably good. I have read quite a few books by Michael Connelly in the past and I think “Void Moon” is a class apart. The Las Vegas setting was perfect. The author seems to have done a lot of research into what he was writing about. Well written fiction about casino thief’s do please me; but because of the gross deficiency of well-written books I prefer movies. As I read the book I could picture every scene or event and was wondering why a movie had not yet been released. When released this would definitely be a blockbuster.

The characters were all well portrayed and genuinely real. All of them had a good and bad side and fit like a glove in the Las Vegas environment. I loved the way the characters played each other; there was a selfish agenda to each and every one of them and they did utter justification to it. I cannot praise this book enough and have already recommended it to a few of my friends. Needless to say they loved it too.

I don’t think there is any question in my mind about the rating this book deserves. A 5 on 5 with a note stating as “HIGHLY recommended”.

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One Response

  1. I love a good thriller! I haven’t read Connelly before but I do have quite a few of his books on my TBR shelves. I will have to read one soon…..

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