Friday, June 1, 2007

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch returns in this shorter novel, expanded from a serial Connelly wrote for the New York Times. In The Overlook, Bosch is investigating the murder of Dr. Stanley Kent, a physicist. FBI agents, including Bosch's old lover Rachel Walling, are more concerned with thirty-two tubes of cesium that Kent had that are now missing--probably in the hands of terrorists. The feds want Bosch to butt out because they feel their case is more important. But as any regular reader of the Bosch novels knows, Harry is tenacious. He finds ways to circumvent the FBI and find the killer. Fans will like this book, although it is much shorter than his previous work. Unfortunately, I had read most of the serial in the Times last fall (because I had no idea it was to become a novel) and even though the publisher says "this edition is expanded and revised substantially," I did not find much new.

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