The Overlook

Mass Market Paperback | January 1, 2008

byMichael ConnellyAs told byMichael Connelly

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In his first case since he left the LAPD''s Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered in the trunk of his car. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctor''s death. With the cesium in unknown hands, Harry fears the murder could be part of a terrorist plot to poison a major American city.
Soon, Bosch is in a race against time, not only against the culprits, but also against the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI (in the form of Harry''s one-time lover Rachel Walling), who are convinced that this case is too important for the likes of the LAPD. It is Bosch''s job to prove all of them wrong.

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In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered in the trunk of his car. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was st...

MICHAEL CONNELLY is a former journalist and the author of over a dozen bestselling books, including the Harry Bosch novels and Blood Work, which was a major motion picture. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, as well as an Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award for his books. Michael Connelly lives in Florida.

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446401307

ISBN - 13:9780446401302

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Good Bosch from Mr Connelly ! I enjoyed The Overlook, which surprises exactly Nobody, because I have yet to read a bad book, whether in the Lincoln Lawyer or the Harry Bosch series. This one ventures into some Science and some Terrorism more than most of the Bosch 'who-done-its' that we're accustomed to, and I enjoyed those features, as well as the several twisty turns of plot.
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The overlook Excellent book. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TheOverlook Good as usual from Connelly.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but... ...not quite as riveting as his others. Nice twists and turns.
Date published: 2013-09-02
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