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A body has been found on the overlook near Mulholland Drive. The victim, identified as Dr. Stanley Kent, has two bullet holes in the back of his head from what looks like an execution-style shooting. LAPD detective Harry Bosch is called out to investigate. It is the case he has been waiting for, his first since being recruited to the city's Homicide Special squad.

As soon as Bosch begins retracing Dr. Kent's steps, contradictions emerge. While Kent doesn't seem to have had ties to organized crime, he did have access to dangerous radioactive substances from just about every hospital in Los Angeles County. What begins as a routine homicide investigation opens up before Bosch into something much larger, more dangerous — and much more urgent.

Breaking in a new rookie partner and chasing his first fresh case in years, Bosch is soon in conflict not just with the LAPD brass but also with FBI hotshots who are convinced that the case is too important for the likes of the LAPD. Harry's onetime lover Rachel Walling is among the federal agents frantically working the case, making Bosch's job all the more complicated. Guarding one slim advantage, he relentlessly follows his own instincts, hoping they are still true enough to solve the crime — and to save all of Los Angeles from a deadly hazard.

Review:

"Bestseller Connelly's dazzling 13th Harry Bosch novel (after 2006's Echo Park) reunites Bosch with his former flame, FBI agent Rachel Walling. Bosch must break in a new partner, rookie Iggy Ferras, when they're called to look into the execution of physicist Stanley Kent on a Mulholland Drive overlook. When a special FBI unit, headed by Walling, arrives and tries to usurp his case, claiming it's a matter of national security, Bosch refuses to back down. Walling's focus on the potential theft of radioactive material from the hospital where Kent was lending his expertise to cancer treatment and her unwillingness to share information only make Bosch more determined to solve the case. This is a quick read, almost half the length of Connelly's previous novels, but he spares no punches when it comes to complexity and suspense. The scramble to investigate threats to national security, justified or otherwise, is a timely subject and one on which Connelly puts a brilliant new spin." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"'Bestseller Connelly's dazzling 13th Harry Bosch novel (after 2006's Echo Park) reunites Bosch with his former flame, FBI agent Rachel Walling. Bosch must break in a new partner, rookie Iggy Ferras, when they're called to look into the execution of physicist Stanley Kent on a Mulholland Drive overlook. When a special FBI unit, headed by Walling, arrives and tries to usurp his case, claiming it's a matter of national security, Bosch refuses to back down. Walling's focus on the potential theft of radioactive material from the hospital where Kent was lending his expertise to cancer treatment and her unwillingness to share information only make Bosch more determined to solve the case. This is a quick read, almost half the length of Connelly's previous novels, but he spares no punches when it comes to complexity and suspense. The scramble to investigate threats to national security, justified or otherwise, is a timely subject and one on which Connelly puts a brilliant new spin.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

Review:

"Tick-tick. Tick-tick. Tick-tick. Ka-thump.

The inexorable stopwatch framework of Fox's '24' ticks away on every page of Michael Connelly's 'The Overlook,' the latest installment of his long-running series featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

This work was serialized last year in the Sunday New York Times Magazine and expanded by Connelly into book form. Only slightly longer... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"If Bosch is our detective, Connelly is our laureate, proving again that popular fiction at its best, as in a crafty little entertainment like The Overlook, is also literature." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Connelly, once again, has hit a home run. He does it quietly and without any pyrotechnics. He makes it look deceptively easy." Denver Post

Review:

"[Connelly's] an economic writer with an arch sense of humor, a quick-sketch master, and his eye is on the plot all the way, making this a fast read and a hard book to put down if you're a murder-mystery fan." Oregonian

Review:

"[M]aintains the author's trademarks of superior plotting, solid story telling and fascinating character studies....The Overlook moves at a brisk pace as Connelly puts the main emphasis on plot." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Review:

"The plotline doesn't keep the mystery suspended, and worse, by page 92, I had figured out one of the criminals and the murderer's motivation. This has never happened to me before with a Connelly book." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Connelly, a descendant of Raymond Chandler...is not just a police procedurist. He's a writer's writer who has created one of the most interesting, respected characters in modern fiction in Bosch....The Overlook will keep you on the edge of the precipice to the last page." San Antonio Express-News

Synopsis:

From bestselling author Connelly comes this electrifying new Harry Bosch novel. In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the Homicide Special squad, Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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

Connelly's books have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Nero, Maltese Falcon, .38 Caliber, and Grand Prix awards. He lives with his wife and daughter.

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Channing, February 13, 2008 (view all comments by Channing)
The rebellious and outrageous Harry Bosch is at it again, this time trailing radioactive substances that could be used in a terrorist attack. He finds himself working with FBI Agent Rachael Walling, with all of the old conflicts resurfacing. And it appears that everyone who should be helping him is getting in his way. This is a must read for those following Bosch's career.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316018951
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
National security
Subject:
National security; Murder investigations; Physicists; Theft; Terrorism; FBI agents
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A Harry Bosch Novel
Publication Date:
May 22, 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.125 x 1 in 0.35 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Connelly's dazzling 13th Harry Bosch novel (after 2006's Echo Park) reunites Bosch with his former flame, FBI agent Rachel Walling. Bosch must break in a new partner, rookie Iggy Ferras, when they're called to look into the execution of physicist Stanley Kent on a Mulholland Drive overlook. When a special FBI unit, headed by Walling, arrives and tries to usurp his case, claiming it's a matter of national security, Bosch refuses to back down. Walling's focus on the potential theft of radioactive material from the hospital where Kent was lending his expertise to cancer treatment and her unwillingness to share information only make Bosch more determined to solve the case. This is a quick read, almost half the length of Connelly's previous novels, but he spares no punches when it comes to complexity and suspense. The scramble to investigate threats to national security, justified or otherwise, is a timely subject and one on which Connelly puts a brilliant new spin." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Bestseller Connelly's dazzling 13th Harry Bosch novel (after 2006's Echo Park) reunites Bosch with his former flame, FBI agent Rachel Walling. Bosch must break in a new partner, rookie Iggy Ferras, when they're called to look into the execution of physicist Stanley Kent on a Mulholland Drive overlook. When a special FBI unit, headed by Walling, arrives and tries to usurp his case, claiming it's a matter of national security, Bosch refuses to back down. Walling's focus on the potential theft of radioactive material from the hospital where Kent was lending his expertise to cancer treatment and her unwillingness to share information only make Bosch more determined to solve the case. This is a quick read, almost half the length of Connelly's previous novels, but he spares no punches when it comes to complexity and suspense. The scramble to investigate threats to national security, justified or otherwise, is a timely subject and one on which Connelly puts a brilliant new spin.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Review" by , "If Bosch is our detective, Connelly is our laureate, proving again that popular fiction at its best, as in a crafty little entertainment like The Overlook, is also literature."
"Review" by , "Connelly, once again, has hit a home run. He does it quietly and without any pyrotechnics. He makes it look deceptively easy."
"Review" by , "[Connelly's] an economic writer with an arch sense of humor, a quick-sketch master, and his eye is on the plot all the way, making this a fast read and a hard book to put down if you're a murder-mystery fan."
"Review" by , "[M]aintains the author's trademarks of superior plotting, solid story telling and fascinating character studies....The Overlook moves at a brisk pace as Connelly puts the main emphasis on plot."
"Review" by , "The plotline doesn't keep the mystery suspended, and worse, by page 92, I had figured out one of the criminals and the murderer's motivation. This has never happened to me before with a Connelly book."
"Review" by , "Connelly, a descendant of Raymond Chandler...is not just a police procedurist. He's a writer's writer who has created one of the most interesting, respected characters in modern fiction in Bosch....The Overlook will keep you on the edge of the precipice to the last page."
"Synopsis" by , From bestselling author Connelly comes this electrifying new Harry Bosch novel. In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the Homicide Special squad, Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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