The Overlook

The Overlook

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Having left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch investigates the murder of a doctor whose death is linked to the theft of a dangerous radioactive substance that Harry fears may be part of a terrorist plot.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007
ISBN: 9780316018951
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 25 cm
Call Number: CONNELLY, M


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Aug 16, 2019

Sloppy writing and transparent plot, no finesse -- and I am a HUGE Bosch/Connelly fan. Wish I hadn't wasted my time on this very thin and lazily written book.

Jan 11, 2019

Sorry... a huge disappointment for me as a Michael Connelly fan. Bosch has been one of a few literary detectives who has been my go-to heroes. This book started as a series of magazine episodes that was later cobbled together in the book. I think that origin shows. Bosch's conflict with the FBI and many of his coworkers became tiresome. Instead of heightened tension as the it proceeds to a great conclusion, the story deteriorated like air from a punctured tire. "Tire" is a good metaphor for this "tire"some book.

Oct 12, 2018

Another solid though not superb effort from Connelly that originally began as a serial. The plot, out of necessity, does not appear to be too complicated but has misdirection and a nice twist at the end. One of Connelly's much shorter novels and can be read in one sitting.

Jan 24, 2018

Like those 'intense' Bosch moments??? This one's got 'em!! :)

Nov 10, 2017

Making my way through the series and this one has been the best. Marginally, it helps to have read the prior books to further appreciate a couple characters and relationships. Nonetheless, this is the first one that I have read in a single day. Two really good twists in this story. Now I wonder if the next novel, 9 Dragons, can compete.

Jul 29, 2017

Another very good Bosch novel. Should have read Echo Park first. Highly recommended.

debwalker Jul 01, 2017

Staying frosty. How books change lives. Dedicated to the librarian who gave me To Kill a Mockingbird.

Sep 26, 2016

Outstanding book, doesn't get any better! Bosch at his finest, and Mr. C at his!
[Sidebar: And not to go to reality-based today, but nothing about the FBI should ever surprise anyone, especially since they blatantly lied {how many, many, many times} in 1992 and claimed those hoboes some dishonest Texas newsy floozies claimed were the three tramps in Nov. 22, 1963 photographed, so obviously false for many verifiable reasons, but here's one they and any real police force would have known:
[Sometimes you must paste this and hit return on several tries, as it tends to defaul to the htm file.]

Jul 21, 2015

Excellent as usual. Just be aware this is a reprint of a book published in 2007. I didn't realize til I got it home that I'd already read it a few years ago.

Mar 19, 2014

Great read by Connelly. Strong story line and good ending. Worth the time!!

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