In a 12-hour adventure first serialized in weekly installments in
the New York Times Magazine, Harry Bosch finally catches a fresh
case after years of resurrecting old ones (Echo Park, 2006, etc.),
and it's a honey.Before he was shot to death at a scenic overlook
on Mulholland Drive, Stanley Kent was a medical physicist who had
access to the radioactive cesium used to treat uterine cancer.
Because the murder looks like an execution, Bosch and his new
partner, Ignacio ("call me Iggy") Ferras of LAPD Homicide Special,
are under orders to grab the case from Hollywood Homicide. In a
breathtakingly short time, though, it's grabbed from them by Rachel
Walling, Bosch's former lover, and her take-no-prisoners FBI
partner Jack Brenner. The reason: Shortly before he died, Kent had
driven to St. Agatha's Clinic for Women and removed dozens of doses
of cesium at the demand of the masked thugs who'd broken into his
home, tied up his wife and threatened to rape and kill her. Alicia
Kent is still alive, but her husband isn't, and the cesium has
vanished. Captain Don Hadley, the well-connected nincompoop in
charge of L.A.'s Department of Homeland Security, is convinced the
threat of a dirty bomb is linked to anti-American provocateur Ramin
Samir; the FBI is more intent on locating a Syrian terrorist who
goes by the nickname Moby. But Bosch is convinced the Feds have
missed important clues, and soon he's dug up an eyewitness to the
crime and found new evidence at the Kent home. Both discoveries
send him barreling into a series of jurisdictional battles that
almost upstage the terrorist threat.A beautifully stripped-down
case that makes up in tension and velocity what it lacks in
amplitude. Serialization hasn't hurt Connelly any more than it did
Charles Dickens, who's cited at several key points. (Kirkus
The pulse-quickening new thriller from master of suspense Michael
Connelly sees Harry Bosch plunged into the dangerous world of
international terrorism. When a physicist is murdered in LA it
seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on The
Mulholland overlook, a site with a stunning view over the city. And
when it's discovered that the victim turned over a quantity of a
lethal chemical to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has
more than just a single death to worry about. Alongside the forces
of Homeland Security, Harry realizes he must solve the murder or
face unimaginable consequences.
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