I would say that I'm kind of hit or miss with Michael Connelly. What I've read, I've really liked. But, I haven't been compelled to read each and every book. The Poet was one of my favorites until I came across The Lincoln Lawyer. That was the first book I listened to on audio from beginning to end. I'm not sure if it was the story, or the narrator, but I hadn't been able to get through a book on cd before LL.
Connelly's upcoming book brings together his "series" character, Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller, from Lincoln Lawyer. The two also happen to be half brothers, so that should be interesting. I think this is the first time I've actually anticipated a Connelly book.