The Overlook (Harry Bosch #13)
I don't know why Connelly even gave Bosch a LAPD partner but I guess LAPD protocol required it. Iggy, the partner in this book, was a new one and essentially ignored - Bosch generally had him running errands, offscreen...more
Libro leggermente più corto della media, appena 200 pagine, ma ugualmente intenso e niente affatto scontato. Il tocco magico di Connelly è perfettamente rinoscibile in ogni sua pagina.
In questo libro sono presenti tutti i tratti salienti della saga del dective Bosch. Presumo che questo libretto non sia altro che una pura e semplice celebrazione di uno de...more
Michael Connelly is a well know and very popular author in the mystery/detective and police procedural genres. E...more
Connelly is well able to adapt to the times in The Last Coyote Harry’s house is damaged and...more
Dr. Stanley Kent has just been discovered on the overlook with two bullets in the back of his head. Now Harry Bosch must try to find the killer, but he isn’t the only one interested in this case. Agent Walling of the FBI has been handed the case as it has taken a terrorist angle. Bumping heads as Bosch fights to keep his case; they must try to solve this case before things escalate out of their control.
The introduction to this book was...more
This isn’t the best in the series, but I’m starting to think I may have been too harsh with some of my 3 ½ stars for previous books in the series. I was tempted to give this 3 ½ stars, but I upped it to 4 because it kept my interest, and because it’s part of a great series. I love Bosch’s instincts and actions. Again he makes other cops and the FBI look not-so-good.
I like the Harry Bosch books. I don't read them all the time. It's been my experience that if I read novels featuring the same character back to back I become bored. It's like watching a long running series on television. It gets comfortable, but predictable.
About once a year I'll read one or two of the Bosch novels. As I wrote in my review of The Black Echo I was around when the series began in 92 and I like it.
So last Saturday a local library was having it's annual boo...more
When I first encountered the plot element of missing radioactive material, I got a sinking feeling. Another author I really enjoy, Steve Martini, used to write great courtroom fiction. Then, he got the idea to turn his lawyer main character into James Bond. It doesn't work. Read the reviews of Martini's trilogy. Hopefully, he will get the message from his fans to go bac...more
It's FBi agent Rachel Walling back in Harry Bosch's life. And somehow the on-and-off thing between these two horribly damaged people keeps flickering on and off. Personally, I wouldn't wish either of them as a romantic partner on my worst enemy... but they're fascinating crime-fiction characters: tenacious, insightful, and principled in their own ways. The murder that starts off this book--which Harry is investigating-- involves the theft of cesium from a hospital. Terrorism is the obvious facto...more
In this case, the paperback edition I read had plenty of built-in supplementary material. Originally published in serial form in the New York Times...more
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Oh, I’m so glad Connelly isn’t killing Harry Bosch off yet. In fact in this book he seems healthier than ever, and just as stubborn and opinionated as always. He is assigned to a new unit now, back in the special homicide unit, and he has a rooky partner he’s to train in. The first call he is sent out on in the middle of the night looks to be an execution style killing, someone found at The Overlook. Soon after he arrives, the FBI,...more
For a new writer I'd give this a 4-star, or if I really liked the new writer, maybe even a 5. The writing and plotting is very clean. But for Connelly? I'm sorry, IMHO he was slacking-off in this one. I only read OVERLOOK once, and I'm not going back for a re-read. (view spoiler)[And I hate when FBI agents are the Bad Guys; killers breaking the LAW. (hide spoiler)]
Plot-wise & Action-wise this pup...more
Despite the expansions and connective tissue added for its mass market release, THE OVERLOOK reflects its inaugural audience; it’s lean, it’s fast and it lacks much of the subtlety Michael Connelly’s work is famed for. Instead, it reads like an episode of 24, with a real focus on plot rather than rich characterization. But just...more
THE OVERLOOK is classic Bosch. Misunderstood, side-lined by the Feds, but still bull-dozing right through a murder investigation turned biological terrorist threat. Or has it? Bosch is the only detective with the insight to catch several clever misdirections by the criminals. Misdirections that, once unraveled, reveal a surprising chain of event...more
Michael Connelly originally published The Overlook as a serialized novella in the New York Times Magazine; the 16 sections contained 3,000 words each. Although expanded to novel form, The Overlook weighs in as a good, if slim (and perhaps, as a few critics claim, slight), addition to the Harry Bosch series. For the most part, the novel succeeds in maintaining Connelly's trademark fast-paced action, plot twists, suspense, and spare, humorous writing
It's a Harry Bosch novel; he's new to the Homicide Special squad of the LAPD and has a new partner (Ignacio "call me Iggy"). A doctor is shot in the back of the head, and turns out a bunch of cesium is missing. The case takes a national security/terrorism turn and the FBI, including his ex Rachel Walling, gets in...more
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...more
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teache...more