The Overlook (Harry Bosch, Bk 13) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Overlook - Harry Bosch, Bk 13 - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Michael Connelly, Len Cariou (Narrator) 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 ... more »learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctors 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.
Read by Len Cariou. Unabridged: 5 sound discs (6 hr.)« less
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
Once again, Michael Connelly has amazed me with how suspenseful he can make a book and how well he does at keeping us in the dark as to who did it until the end. I started reading the book when it was a serial in the NY Times. But this had more to it. And don't forget the special extra chapter 23 ... only available from his website, www.michaelconnelly.com. You won't be disappointed!
Another Connelly winner! Harry Bosch at his best solving a murder with a rookie partner and an FBI agent that was once his lover. Keeps you turning pages. Can they save Los Angeles from a deadly hazard? Great book!