The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1) by Michael ConnellyMichael Connelly has begun an exciting new series with a new LAPD detective, Renee Ballard, who with her by the book partner, Jenkins, works the Hollywood nightshift, otherwise referred to as The Late Show. This means they pick up cases, which are then passed on to the dayshift cops, Renee has been shunted onto the Late Show because she had the temerity to file a sexual harassment complaint against the head of the homicide team, Lieutenant Robert Olivas. She had been betrayed by her then partner, Kenny Chastain, who refused to back her up. Renee is tenacious, courageous, determined and a gifted detective who has no qualms about doing whatever is required to bring down the evil she encounters on her job. Her father died whilst surfing, although this has not put her off continuing to embrace surfing and the itinerant lifestyle that often accompanies it, using her grandmother, Tutus home, as her permanent address. Its her way of diffusing the dangers and tensions experienced on the job. She rescued her dog, Lola, from an abusive scenario, earning her Lolas lifelong loyalty.
On one busy night, Renee catches three cases, a credit card burglary, a vicious beating that almost kills Ramona Ramone, a prostitute undergoing a sex change, and a shooting spree that kills three men, a bouncer and a waitress at the Dancers Club. However, this time she wants to run with the cases, and through a mixture of stealth and manipulation, begins her investigations working through the days. Jenkins refuses to back her on this, but Renee is fine with being a loner and carries on regardless. The Dancers Club case is headed by Olivas who will not tolerate Renees presence on his team. However, when her ex-partner, Chastain, is shot dead, Renee cannot leave it alone despite what Chastain did to her. In the meantime, the dirty politics in the LAPD means that there are people who cannot wait to get rid of her, ensuring Renee has to watch her back constantly. Renees investigations put her into the path of dangerous and ruthless people, people who are willing to kill, but Renee has every intention of surviving.
Connelly has written a thoroughly gripping novel with faultless plotting. His new heroine is offbeat, resilient and so very compelling and interesting as a character. The storylines are full of the details and procedures of police investigations which highlight the research the author must have done. The narrative is tense, suspenseful and twisted. A book that I found very hard to put down. A great new series and a brilliant read. Highly recommended. Thanks to Orion for an ARC.
List of late-night American network TV programs
A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated. It is generally structured around humorous monologues about the day's news, guest interviews, comedy sketches and music performances. Typically the show's host conducts interviews from behind a desk, while the guest is seated on a couch. Many late night talk shows feature a house band which generally performs cover songs for the studio audience during commercial breaks and occasionally will back up a guest artist. Late-night talk shows are a popular format in the United States, but are not as prominent in other parts of the world. Shows that loosely resemble the format air in other countries, but generally air weekly as opposed to the nightly airings of those in the United States.
This is a listing of American network television programs currently airing or have aired during late night. Also known as Westinghouse Broadcasting. Shows aired on Westinghouse owned and operated stations and syndicated to other markets. This list does not list the numerous game shows in the mids that usually got late-night clearances such as the run of The Nighttime Price Is Right but were not expressly intended for late night audiences. Also not included are talk shows meant for daytime airing which air in late night slots in many markets due to either timeslot failure or a lack of a prime timeslot. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Late night shows also tend to be a bit open to booze and sass, a great way to blow off steam, and slip off into dream land with a warm smirk on your face.
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Here's a rundown of the best and the could-be-better. Bee does smart comedy about politics and current affairs. As a female host in the late-night realm, Bee has been under scrutiny, but her show is fun, smart and feminist, adding a much-needed perspective. Mondays; TBS. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He doesn't have the sense of outrage that Jon Stewart had, instead bringing a more detached, global perspective.