Just finished The Overlook by Michael Connelly. This is the thirteenth book in the Harry Bosch series. It was published in 2007. The book was written and set in 2006. Like most of Connelly’s books, it pulls its themes from the then-current headlines. In this one, Harry works on a case with national security implications. He reconnects with FBI agent Rachel Walling. It was a very fast read even for Connelly. This was originally serialized in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
The Overlook by Michael Connelly
A Harry Bosch Novel (Book 13)
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 on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam. 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 them all wrong.