Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series, never disappoints his readers. The consistent quality of his mysteries is guaranteed. Void Moon is a stand-alone mystery and it's my personal favorite. It features Cassie Black, who is not a cop or a lawyer, but an ex-con with a secret, which propels her back into a life of crime for one last score. Unfortunately, her successful heist is a little too successful, relieving the mob of 2.5 million dollars. They don't take kindly to their loss and send killer Jack Karch after Cassie in a pursuit that will keep you turning pages late into the night.