The Overlook

The Overlook 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 nati

  • Title: The Overlook
  • Author: Michael Connelly
  • ISBN: 9780316018951
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 ofIn 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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    • Lyn says:

      Michael Connelly has made a name for himself by creating the characters Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller.In The Overlook, Connelly’s 2007 entry into the Harry Bosch files, the mystery writer takes on a case where Bosch must work with the FBI in a suspected terrorist case.This is the 13th Harry Bosch novel (Connelly began the series with The Black Echo in 1992) and the LAPD detective again demonstrates his Holmes-esque attention to detail and also his inability to follow bureaucratic rules. Connel [...]

    • Jonetta says:

      Harry Bosch now works in the Robbery-Homicide Division in the Homicide Special unit follow the events of Echo Park. He's got a new partner, Ignacio Ferras, and their first case is the murder of a medical physicist. Because the case also involves the theft of some radioactive materials, the FBI and other alphabet agencies want to control the case that Harry first sees as a homicide. This is Connelly's most nimbly-written story to date and that made a big difference in my enjoyment. I finished lis [...]

    • Carol says:

      2 stars – It was neither good not bad. As my younger friends say meh!The most exciting thing that happened in this Harry Bosch novel was learning a bit about the radioactive material cesium and what could happen if it were used in a terrorist plot. All seemed too familiar, like the same old. A short story that seemed rushed. What saved The Overlook from becoming a DNF was the continued fine performance by Len Cariou in narration.

    • Carol. says:

      I don't often read from the fiction bestseller list and I periodically wonder what I'm missing. When a Connelly (oops, not John Connolly) book came my way, I was looking for a light headache distraction and thought it might do the trick. To absolutely no one's surprise, I discovered I'm not really missing anything that would cater to my own palate. This is the Arby's of the fast food world: seemingly meaty but rather bland (unlike Nihilist Arby's). Harry is apparently back in action with LAPD wi [...]

    • Mark says:

      Michael Connelly does his token terrorism story. And it would not be true to him to make it a political mess and power struggle among the various organisations that want to show the world and their constituency how great they are at the wheel of a real threat. Among them Harry Bosch with a new partner that just wants to solve a the murder that starts of the whole story. And Harry gets mighty annoyed when the murder is considered less important than the threat of some terrorism.As always Connelly [...]

    • Brent says:

      The Overlook is Connelly's latest Harry Bosch detective novel. The book was written as a 16 part serial novel for the New York Times Magazine and it shows. I'm a big Bosch fan and I always enjoy reading about him but I am a little disappointed in this book. As one might expect with a serial novel, many chapters are disjointed and Connelly does not focus on character development. Rachel Walling is again back in Bosch's life and while Connelly mentions the relationship, he doesn't do much to devel [...]

    • Obsidian says:

      Eh. This was not my favorite Bosch. After a couple of home-runs with this series, this was definitely a disappointment. About half the length of his usual books, Connelly uses this to just show readers excerpts from his other books. I hit the finish line with this book at 74 percent I think. The remaining was just excerpts.This felt and reads more like a short story. We have so many plot holes I don't even know which to begin with in "The Overlook." It's been a year since the events in "Echo Par [...]

    • Robin says:

      Harry Bosch is called out on his first case since being recruited to the Homicide Special Squad. The body of Dr. Stanley Kent has been found on the Overlook near Mulholland Drive. He was killed execution style. Harry and his new partner Ignacio Ferras are just starting to put the pieces of the murder together when FBI Agent Rachel Walling shows up. She wants information about the murder, but doesn't want to give up anything in return. As Harry fights to keep jurisdiction over the murder, he disc [...]

    • Checkman says:

      Three and a half stars.I like the Harry Bosch books. I don't read them all the time. It's been my experience that if I read novels featuring the same character back to back I become bored. It's like watching a long running series on television. It gets comfortable, but predictable. About once a year I'll read one or two of the Bosch novels. As I wrote in my review of The Black Echo I was around when the series began in 92 and I like it. So last Saturday a local library was having it's annual boo [...]

    • Pat says:

      I can't believe Connelly wrote this book. Bosch asks "what is a person of interest." That's just one of a dozen annoying instances where Bosch is clueless as to what's going on. Then his antagonism with the FBI is childish. He, of course, turns out to be right and the FBI wrong. This is just not up to Connelly's usual great writing. I really do suspect it was ghosted.

    • Dagny says:

      Fabulous read! The details and possible ramifications of the case were fascinating. For the first third or so of the book, it wasn't a frantic read for me and I was able to sit back and enjoy Connelly's highly readable style and expert plotting. Then it became frantic.

    • Noran Miss Pumkin says:

      While bumming around Chicago-saw a church book sale. SWEET!!!!!! Huge bag of goodies for $20-actually 16, but it is a church-so donated the change. I even bought a vintage Russian novel-though I cannot read it-i so adore the dust cover art, and the color plates of the story.

    • Freda Malone says:

      This was a super quick read of Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling, involving cesium, a murder, and a ton of red herrings. This could have been the perfect murder but when you have a detective like Harry Bosch, the perfect murder isn't so perfect. I have a few mixed feelings about this book and series now. I love Bosch as a main character. His uncanny way of solving crimes is terrific. However, he is being bounced to different departments in the district every time I pick up the next Bosch novel. [...]

    • Jim says:

      Harry is back on the murder squad & butting heads with the FBI. Pretty typical, yet a whole new interesting story. Well written & read. Nothing too far out of the ordinary, so there's not much sense in going on. Note that I list this as 17th in the Harry Bosch Universe, not the 15th as listed below. Next up are 3 short stories. I've found they're important to read in order, if possible.16 - Echo Park (Harry Bosch #12), 200617 - The Overlook (Harry Bosch #13), 200717.4 - Father’s Day (2 [...]

    • Linda J says:

      I couldn't understand why this book lacked the depth of previous Harry Bosch novels until I learned it had been serialized in a magazine and then published as a book. The book read like someone held a gun to Connelly's head and demanded triple-time story development and resolution.I don't know why Connelly even gave Bosch a LAPD partner but I guess LAPD protocol required it. Iggy, the partner in this book, was a new one and essentially ignored - Bosch generally had him running errands, offscreen [...]

    • Jenifer Mohammed says:

      Connelly is a master of misdirection in this thrilling mystery where nothing can be taken at face value. Bosch is called out to a murder scene and the FBI quickly becomes involved when terrorists are suspected of stealing cesium to mount an attack. There are a lot of lies and backstabbing between Bosch and the FBI but Bosch ultimately solves the murder. Extremely well-written!

    • Joe Santoro says:

      I've seen this series alot with various people on and elsewhere, so I thought I'd give one a shot. Connelly seems a pretty good writer, as this is definitely a page turning mystery that a can very clearly see as being an entertaining episode of a CSI-ish TV show.I didn't find Bosch to be particularly engaging though, he seems grumpy for the sake of it, and his intuitive leaps seem to be kinda out of nowhere in some cases, and blind luck in others. There didn't seem to be much of a supporting ca [...]

    • Lauren says:

      The Overlook3.5 StarsDetective Harry Bosch is newly assigned to the elite Robbery-Homicide division when he is called in to what initially appears to be a routine case - a man has been found shot to death in the Hollywood Hills. Things soon take a disturbing turn when it is revealed that the victim had access to radioactive materials and that the motive may be terror related. As Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling race against time to locate the killers and the missing Cesium, they will have to t [...]

    • Richard says:

      6/10Possibly the weakest Bosch I've read to date, easily in the worst 3. The reason for this is twofold; it's a short novel coming in about half as long as his others and doesn't let Bosch get his teeth sunk into the case. It's also like a token take on terrorism, maybe his agent/editor suggested it and he thought why not. Bosch is best at plain old murder. There are flaws in this novel and it didn't grab me like a normal Bosch novel would but it's still got some good parts and recurring charact [...]

    • Josh says:

      While being the 13th book to feature Harry Bosch, THE OVERLOOK is a great way to introduce new readers to the series long running character. THE OVERLOOK resumes Harry’s career in law enforcement tracking down murderers whilst working homicide. He’s got a new partner and a new case which looks very LA Noire on the surface, yet looks can be deceiving.An execution style murder on the Mulholland overlook becomes much more when a link with a radioactive chemical is established and a plot involvi [...]

    • Linda says:

      I love this series. Michael Connelly has created a character that I like a lot, Detective Harry Bosch. I like his looks, his house in the hills and the view at night from his patio, I like the jazz music he listens to when he needs to unwind, his wit, his cleverness, the fact that he's a tough guy, his knowledge of his job, the way he loves his womenere isn't much not to like.The last book was cold cases and in this one, previously retired Bosch is back on the job as Detective Bosch and we are t [...]

    • ❆ Crystal ❆ says:

      This is the shortest Harry Bosch book yet weighing in at 240 pages it was still the bomb! I don't feel this book skimped at all in any department. The crime was intense, the investigation wild and a bit scary Harry is ticking people off left and right, but guess what? Harry is the MAN! Everyone just needs to get out of his way and let him figure it all out. I thought it was perfect and I loved it.

    • David says:

      A shorter than normal Harry Bosch police procedural that took place completely within 12 hours. I loved the trimmed down story, and without distraction it provided the perfect vehicle to highlight Bosch's superior deductive skills. Harry was always one step ahead of the game in this one, and at his 'get-it-done-any-which-way-you-can' brilliant best. Highly recommended.

    • Gary says:

      The 13th book in the Harry Bosch series.Another great page turner that keeps you gripped to the very end.This book was slightly different to the usual Michael Connelly recipe but this fast paced action packed novel certainly hits the spot. A little shorter than usual but nevertheless outstanding. Bring on number 14.

    • Rex Fuller says:

      Outstanding book. Very hard-driving, relentless pace. The best of the 16 Bosch books I've read.

    • Melissa says:

      Not my most favorite of the series, but still Harry is Harry and gets his man. This really was more like a novella than a full-length novel.

    • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ says:

      Harry Bosch is now with the Homicide Special Squad working with new partner, Ignacio Ferras. They're called out to investigate the murder of a doctor with unlimited access to radioactive materials which soon turns into a case with possible consequenses to national security. When FBI Agent Rachel Walling shows up at the scene, Harry knows he's in danger of losing control of his case. As always, Bosch refuses to allow himself to be shoved out, and proceeds working the murder in his own methodical, [...]

    • Ms.pegasus says:

      Bosch's newest assignment is with Homicide-Special, which deals with high profile or politically explosive cases. He has a new partner, Ignacio Ferras. The two have little in common. As a newbie, Ferras tries to go by the book. (Bosch, not so much, as followers of this series know all too well). Ferras is a family man. He has a long commute because he wants to stay near his large extended family. His wife is pregnant and frets when he can't make it home on time. These distractions concern Bosch. [...]

    • Anastasia says:

      The Overlook by Michael Connelly is book 13 featuring Harry Bosch. Harry is called out to what looks like an execution style shooting linked to the theft of radioactive material. Another fabulous book with lots of misdirection and twists with Harry coming up against the FBI who try to keep him out of the investigation. Fast and captivating.

    • Dave says:

      This is one of the shorter Bosch novels, weighing in at only 240 pages, about half the length of many of the other Bosch books such as the 442- page Echo Park novel. In this book, Bosch is partnered with the young, green Ignacio Ferras, although that partnership is in name only and throughout this book, his real partnership is with Rachel Walling, the FBI profiler who he had dated six months earlier. All of the action in this book takes place chronologically within a day and it is a fast-pace to [...]

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