The Overlook (Harry Bosch)

by Michael Connelly | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0316018953 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 10/29/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 29, 2011
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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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 01, 2012
Bosch is called to the murder of Dr. Stanley Kent found on a overlook near Mulholland Drive. He has been shot in the back of the head and now some dangerous radioactive substances are missing. Bosch is soon in conflict with his superiors, Homeland Security and the FBI in the form of his former lover Rachel Walling.

Bosch, our nitty gritty cop has a new partner Iggy who really does not get much 'page time' but is in disagreement from the get go. Bosch follows his own instincts and tracks down the killer before he can destroy a whole city.

I love Bosch and even though this was written in the form of 16 serial stories for a newspaper it is still a good story. Yes, some of the character development is missing namely of Bosch's new partner but the grittiness of Bosch shines through. On to the next in the series

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, March 30, 2013
Reading now!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 04, 2013
Bosch is back, in yet another department of the LAPD. He gets a call to take a recent homicide at the overlook of Mulholland where Dr. Kent was shot in the head. When his FBI friend Rachel Walling shows up at the scene, Bosch knows there's something bigger to this crime. Working with his new partner, Iggy, provides some additional strain as they work to solve the case. Eventually they determine that radioactive material was stolen and part of the reason why Kent was killed. Are there terrorists out there planning an attack?

Bosch has a new partner in this book, coming from two previous partners with big personalities that came across well in the series. Iggy's personality hasn't come across yet, other than the fact that he wants Bosch to call him Iggy. I was hoping to get a better picture of who his new partner is but I didn't get that from this book and what I did get, I wasn't overly impressed.

Having just come off the back of finishing the TV show Homeland, I actually found this book a bit of a let down. But I think that's only saying that Homeland does a better job of terrorism than Connelly does, which is OK because Connelly is a master of detective novels.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 07, 2013
This book is back with me:)

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 26, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. This book is one that we both read.

I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Fisherman's Wharf in Oakville, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 21, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (7/21/2014 UTC) at Fisherman's Wharf in Oakville, Ontario Canada

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