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The Overlook

by CONNELLY MICHAEL

Little, Brown and Company US | February 13, 2009 | Hardcover

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Near Mulholland Drive, Dr. Stanley Kent is found shot twice in the back of the head. It''s the case LAPD detective Harry Bosch has been waiting for, his first since being recruited to the Homicide Special Squad. When he discovers that Kent had access to dangerous radioactive substances, what begins as a routine investigation becomes something darker, more deadly, and frighteningly urgent. Bosch is soon in conflict with not only his superiors but the FBI, which thinks the case is too important for just a cop. Complicating his job even more is the presence of Agent Rachel Walling, his onetime lover. Now guarding one slim advantage, Bosch relentlessly follows his own instincts, hoping they are still sharp enough to find the truth--and a killer who can annihilate an entire city.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.12 in

Published: February 13, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316018953

ISBN - 13: 9780316018951

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another fabulous mystery There is little left for me to say about Michael Connelly and his most popular protagonist Harry Bosch. I absolutely love the Bosch series, and have read them in order of publication. Bosch, like the series, grows and evolves. In this tome, he is investigating the murder of a doctor who has access to cesium, a radioactive material which can be used in a "dirty bomb". He is partnered for the first time in the series with a young detective, and you see Harry do and say things that illustrate how much he has changed over the years. You get a feeling right from the start that Harry thinks that there is more to the murder than meets the eye, and as the investigation proceeds, Connelly offers the usual twists and turns that make this series so enjoyable.
Date published: 2012-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Bosch #13 Bosch is called to the murder of Dr. Stanley Kent found on a overlook near Mulholland Drive. He has been shot in the back of the head and now some dangerous radioactive substances are missing. Bosch is soon in conflict with his superiors, Homeland Security and the FBI in the form of his former lover Rachel Walling. Bosch, our nitty gritty cop has a new partner Iggy who really does not get much 'page time' but is in disagreement from the get go. Bosch follows his own instincts and tracks down the killer before he can destroy a whole city. I love Bosch and even though this was written in the form of 16 serial stories for a newspaper it is still a good story. Yes, some of the character development is missing namely of Bosch's new partner but the grittiness of Bosch shines through. On to the next in the series
Date published: 2012-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Suspenseful & action filled. Truly a great suspense-crime writer!
Date published: 2010-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Same old Harry Bosch A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam. LAPD detective Harry Bosch is sent on what appears to be a routine investigation. Onsite, things escalate when it is discovered that vials of cerium are missing and now are in unknown hands. When the murder is suspected to be part of a terrorist plot to poison a major American city, Special FBI Agent Walling declares the matter to be of National Security. Bosch thinks otherwise and refuses to take a back seat to the investigation. Finding himself in a race against time and the FBI, he draws on his own instincts and experience to find a rapid conclusion. This novel is short you can finish reading it in a few hours. Connelly races through the 24 hour plot quickly, leading to a predictable ending, giving the reader lots of twists and surprises along the way. The author exploits Bosch’s depth of character, LAPD procedures and local flavour that he carefully created in previous novels. The writing felt a bit rushed, predictable but engaging and entertaining, leaving me a little disappointed.
Date published: 2008-04-13

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The Overlook

by CONNELLY MICHAEL

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.12 in

Published: February 13, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316018953

ISBN - 13: 9780316018951

From the Publisher

Near Mulholland Drive, Dr. Stanley Kent is found shot twice in the back of the head. It''s the case LAPD detective Harry Bosch has been waiting for, his first since being recruited to the Homicide Special Squad. When he discovers that Kent had access to dangerous radioactive substances, what begins as a routine investigation becomes something darker, more deadly, and frighteningly urgent. Bosch is soon in conflict with not only his superiors but the FBI, which thinks the case is too important for just a cop. Complicating his job even more is the presence of Agent Rachel Walling, his onetime lover. Now guarding one slim advantage, Bosch relentlessly follows his own instincts, hoping they are still sharp enough to find the truth--and a killer who can annihilate an entire city.

About the Author

Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.