The Overlook

The Overlook

A Novel

Large Print - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Having left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch investigates the murder of a doctor whose death is linked to the theft of a dangerous radioactive substance that Harry fears may be part of a large-scale terrorist plot.

Blackwell North Amer
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 and 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.

Hachette Book Group
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Having left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch investigates the murder of a doctor whose death is linked to the theft of a dangerous radioactive substance that Harry fears may be part of a terrorist plot.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007
ISBN: 9780316018951
Branch Call Number: FIC Conne
Characteristics: 225 p.

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TootinMoose
Nov 10, 2017

Making my way through the series and this one has been the best. Marginally, it helps to have read the prior books to further appreciate a couple characters and relationships. Nonetheless, this is the first one that I have read in a single day. Two really good twists in this story. Now I wonder if the next novel, 9 Dragons, can compete.

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ALB126
Jul 29, 2017

Another very good Bosch novel. Should have read Echo Park first. Highly recommended.

debwalker Jul 01, 2017

Staying frosty. How books change lives. Dedicated to the librarian who gave me To Kill a Mockingbird.

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StarGladiator
Sep 26, 2016

Outstanding book, doesn't get any better! Bosch at his finest, and Mr. C at his!
[Sidebar: And not to go to reality-based today, but nothing about the FBI should ever surprise anyone, especially since they blatantly lied {how many, many, many times} in 1992 and claimed those hoboes some dishonest Texas newsy floozies claimed were the three tramps in Nov. 22, 1963 photographed, so obviously false for many verifiable reasons, but here's one they and any real police force would have known:
http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t649/rreeves88/tramps%20and%20people/tall%20tramp%20right%20leg_zpsq47zwjhd.jpg
[Sometimes you must paste this and hit return on several tries, as it tends to defaul to the htm file.]

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emerge
Jul 21, 2015

Excellent as usual. Just be aware this is a reprint of a book published in 2007. I didn't realize til I got it home that I'd already read it a few years ago.

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QED
Mar 19, 2014

Great read by Connelly. Strong story line and good ending. Worth the time!!

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Lisaannk1
Jan 27, 2014

Yet another good book from Michael Connelly. I couldn't put it down.

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jmoore2320
Jan 20, 2014

Another excellent read from the Harry Bosch series. If you like Patterson's Alex Cross series, give Michael Connelly a try.

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sinclair29
Jan 19, 2014

Great book. Highly recommend.

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bookpusher
Mar 08, 2013

Excellent twists in this one! Bosch is the BEST!!

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