*** The Poet, Michael Connelly, 1996
The first non-Bosch novel Connelly did. Rachell Walling from the first novel surfaces, along with a new character, Jack McEvoy, a Denver journalist. I'm not as enamored with Jack as with Bosch, but Connelly still deals from the arm with finesse.
Here's the thing about Connelly:
Opening a Michael Connelly novel is like opening a bag of potato chips. It's very difficult to stop.
With chips, you can fill a bowl, close the bag, and put it away. With a novel, the next chapter is only a page away. Several after-midnight sessions with this one.