Friday, 5 December 2008

Los Angeles Mystery

Finished December 5
The Overlook by Michael Connelly, read by Len Cariou, original music by Frank Morgan
This mystery features LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch in a situation that also brings in the FBI. When a body is found on the overlook near Mulholland Drive in Hollywood Bosch is called in to take the case. The victim, Dr Stanley Kent, is a medical physicist and his access to radioactive materials is what brings the FBI into the case.
There is some territorial struggle between the two law enforcements agencies, and Bosch's one-time lover Rachel Walling is one of the FBI agents assigned to the case. Guarding what little information he has that is exclusive, Bosch keeps his foot in with the feds.
The inclusion of wonderful jazz music is a nice touch and done at appropriate interludes. The mystery is a clever one and Bosch is an interestly complex character.

1 comment:

  1. It took a little while, but Harry Bosch has grown on me. I'm not even close to this book in the series, yet, but I'm making my way to it slowly but surely! I probably won't be listening to the audio version but it doesn't sound nice--I love the idea of having jazz music included.