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Harry Bosch is now working for Homicide Special, which operates out of the Robbery-Homicide Division. Cases that were difficult and time consuming ended up in Homicide Special.
At midnight, Harry received a call from the Lieutenant assigning him and his new partner, Iggy, to a case. Harry was in the process of training Iggy. This case looked like it could become very time consuming because it involved what appeared to be an execution. The body was found on a Mulholland Drive overlook. The murdered victim was identified as physicist Dr. Stanley Kent.
Much to Harry's surprise an FBI team also arrived on the scene. The person in charge was Rachel Walling, his former girlfriend, who Harry had not seen in six months. The FBI was involved because Dr. Kent had access to dangerous radioactive substances from several hospitals where he was involved in cancer treatment. After some prodding, Walling admitted to Harry that there was a theft of the radioactive material where Dr. Kent was working.
Things start to get a little confrontational because the FBI feels this case is too important to be handled by the LAPD. It doesn't get any easier due to the fact that Rachel is involved.
Who is responsible for the theft of the radioactive material? Is Harry able to help solve this case before it can become a threat to the national security?
A novel by this author always makes me feel like I have a front row seat; Michael Connelly is the director and then everything breaks loose. The action starts to unfold a little at time until it builds to the dramatic conclusion. Harry Bosch is a character you have to love. He is quite stubborn. If he feels he is right about something or has a hunch about a crime, he will not back down. You will see Harry Bosch do exactly that as he gets right to work in this latest book. This one has an exciting plot that is up-to-date compared to some of the incidents happening in the world today. This is the 13th outing for Harry Bosch. If you haven't read any Harry Bosch novels, be sure to add at least one to your "To Do" List. Each Harry Bosch novel keeps getting better and better and the reason for this is because Michael Connelly is a master at writing crime novels.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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