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
First Line: "The call came at midnight."