The Overlook by Michael Connelly
A Novel (Harry Bosch)

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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.
 

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
 
Published May 22, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 241 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

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The reason: Shortly before he died, Kent had driven to St. Agatha’s Clinic for Women and removed dozens of doses of cesium at the demand of the masked thugs who’d broken into his home, tied up his wife and threatened to rape and kill her.

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In hard detective fiction, they get drunk and have sex, where in cozy mysteries they eat chocolate and throw away mementos of bad relationships.

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Michael Connelly originally published The Overlook as a serialized novella in 16 parts, and though the text has been expanded for the hardcover edition, it still feels abbreviated.

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Suite 101

With two other unsolved murders and racial tension rising, is this town still a safe haven?

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USA Today

Like police detective Harry Bosch, the star of 13 of his best-selling novels, writer Michael Connelly is a hard-boiled pro.

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Bestsellersworld

Retirement didn’t work out for LAPD Harry Bosch so he went back to work for the cold case unit.

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Gather Books

Connelly's books are read by Len Cariou, a talented narrator with a gravelly voice perfect for Bosch and Connelly's world.

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Gather Books

The bonus chapter at the end tied things up nicely, although the original ending would have been just fine as well.

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Blogger News Network

While readers are constantly told that Bosch is feeling this or that, it is never shown through character action or showed any other way, resulting in an emotionally distant read.

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Bookmarks Magazine

At the end of Echo Park ( 4 of 5 Stars Jan/Feb 2007), Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch left the LAPD’s Open Unsolved Unit and joined its Homicide Special Unit.

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TimesUnion.com

And though Connelly is a master of combining the police work of finding killers within a stew of bureaucratic politics and red tape, this time around the solving of the crime — which occurs in less than a day — isn’t as compelling as the chilling description of the turf battles that can hinder th...

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The Mystery Site

The Brass Verdict - A Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch Mystery: 20th Connelly mystery brings Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together with a bang (from a revolver) The Black Ice - A Harry Bosch Mystery: Second in the series.

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The Mystery Site

The Brass Verdict - A Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch Mystery: 20th Connelly mystery brings Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together with a bang (from a revolver) The Black Ice - A Harry Bosch Mystery: Second in the series.

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