"The focus of THE LATE SHOW remains entirely on Ballard, and with a sequel in the works, I certainly will not turn down the opportunity to read it. More Connelly is good Connelly."
- Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com
"Ballard is tough, smart, relentless and moral to the hilt. Some of the worst villains Connelly has created have been corrupt cops. But there are no worries that Ballard will ever be one of them, rule-breaker though she is."
- Nancy Gilson, Columbus Dispatch
"We hope Connelly gives Ballard more chances to fascinate readers."
- Harry Levins, St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Lovers of US police procedurals will find Connelly's latest protagonist as individual and companionable as his earlier ones."
- Morning Star (UK)
"Michael Connelly’s depiction of the adrenaline-fueled nature of detective work is equal parts dangerous, risky and satisfying. Renee Ballard may not be one of the guys, but that works in her favor, and assures her place among the best female characters in contemporary crime fiction."