Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

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.

First Line: "The call came at midnight"


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