Meet Renee Ballard
The Late Show
Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It's a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident. She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
In honor of his thirtieth book, bestselling author Michael Connelly is introducing a new crime-fighting Angeleno—and his first leading female detective—to the world: Renée Ballard.
In his 30th book, “The Late Show,” crime-fiction author Michael Connelly introduces a new character, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard, who works the night shift at Hollywood Station.