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Description

This pulse-quickening thriller from master of suspense Michael Connelly sees Harry Bosch plunged into the dangerous world of international terrorism.

When a physicist is murdered in Los Angeles, it seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on The 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 chemicals to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has more than just a single death to worry about.

Alongside the forces of US Homeland Security, Harry realizes he must solve the murder - or face unimaginable consequences.

©2007 Michael Connelly (P)2007 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

Critiques

"The scramble to investigate threats to national security, justified or otherwise, is a timely subject and one on which Connelly puts a brilliant new spin." ( Publishers Weekly)
"[F]ast-paced action, plot twists, suspense, and spare, humorous writing." ( Bookmarks magazine)

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  • Sandra
  • Argenteuil, France
  • 16/02/2009

Très décevant !

Très déçue par ce roman de Michael Connelly, qui décidément sombre dans
la facilité commerciale. Aucune originalité dans l'intrigue, l'ensemble
est superficiel et tire des ficelles déjà usées. On est bien loin du
Connelly des débuts, qui savait nous emporter dans les méandres de la
conscience des ses personnages, et décrire avec acuité de nombreux
aspects de la société américaine.
Dans ce livre, Michael Connelly ne met en vente que son nom !

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  • Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, a.k.a. Cormac Millar, Irish crime novelist
  • 11/03/2013

Brilliantly constructed book, very well read

Would you consider the audio edition of The Overlook to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily better. It doesn't matter. The reading is strong enough to convey a great story.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot is magnificently paced, and goes to the heart of its big themes.

Have you listened to any of Michael Brandon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't recall hearing other Brandon performances. This one is well judged and doesn't draw too much attention to itself. In short, a good professional job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I'm too busy to read anything at one sitting, but this recording helps the listener keep the thread of the story in mind.

Any additional comments?

This fine recording is billed as "abridged", but I don't think it is. If anything is missing, it's not very much.