Written By: Michael Connelly

Narrated By: Len Cariou

Date: May 2007

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered in the trunk of his car. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctor's death. With the cesium in unknown hands, Harry fears the murder could be part of a terrorist plot to poison a major American city. Soon, Bosch is in a race against time, not only against the culprits, but also against the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI (in the form of Harry's one-time lover Rachel Walling), who are convinced that this case is too important for the likes of the LAPD. It is Bosch's job to prove all of them wrong.


  • Stanley Brown

    Not the best Bosch but good enought to hold my interest. Didn't see the end "twist" until very late so Connelly did a good job of hiding it. I recommend it as a good read for a cold winter day but not as a classic suspense novel.

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  • Mea T

    Great book, I love the entire series. I didn't realize there was a TV show on Netflix as well and it's great too!

  • Alf

    This was a very interesting read, uh..I mean listen. Good characters and good voice from the actor. I was entertained throughout. Additionally, I learned quite a bit about radiation treatment for cancers and now understand how radiation is used to treat in small doses. On an interesting note, the day after I finished it, there was an article in the USA Today addressing Dirty Bombs, Terrorist Plots, and Ceasium. I didn't even know what Ceasium was and had no idea terrorists were out to get this stuff and the book obviously had incredible research and was accurate to the tee. I never would have read the article in the USA Today if I hadn't rented this selection! One truly learns from fiction as well as non-fiction. Alf

  • Cindy S.

    There is something appealing about the character Harry Bosch. Maybe it is his willingness to push the limits, question authority, or his belief that rules should only be followed if they make sense or don't stand in the way of getting to the truth. The plot of The Overlook is not at all complex, and the ending probably won't take you by surprise, but with Harry Bosch as the lead detective, it is entertaining.

  • Sharon English

    Liked the story a lot! Thought the reader needed to practice his accents however. The Cuban-Am detective sounded like he was from Dublin, Irleand.

  • Anonymous

    Not the greatest of books. A so-so read. I was glad it wasn't longer.

  • Kay

    If you are a Harry Bosch fan, get this one. It is a good read although short and fast.

  • Kathy

    Not many discs so story moves quickly. I'm a fan of the Bosch series, but this one lacked the intensity of a good intrigue. Still it's a good read.

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness this book was only 5 CD's. I finished it but agree with other reviewers that it wasn't one of his best... If you are a Connelly fan then I would still recommend it.

  • Anonymous

    Listened to the book on my morning commute to work. The plot was very timely. Electrifying? Probably not. But, definitely worth listening to. Loved the twist in the story.

  • Anonymous

    Connelly doesn't dissapoint. Bosch fans will enjoy this book.

  • Beverly Bloch

    Another excellent Harry Bosch. If you have never read Michael Connelly, please start with this one. It's not the first Harry Bosch story (he's the detective) but it will leave you wanting to read all the rest.

  • Todd Palmer

    Another good Harry Bosch book. If you like the character, this isn't his best but it's entertaining and easy to listen to.

  • Anonymous

    Not one of my favorite stories. The narrator was good, but I had a hard time getting involved in the story. Too much time was spent on the maneuvering between the local and federal law enforcement, which I tired of quickly.

  • Pamela Christensen

    Another great Harry Bosch story! Of course, since I'm an L.A. native, that makes these stories even more fun for me! Michael Connelly knows L.A. and he's right-on about the streets and the attitudes that go with all the diverse sections of this wonderful and beautiful city. It's a great story and, as always, Harry Bosch is my hero.

  • Ruth Mitchell

    Loved this book. Just started to listen to Michael Connelly books. Keeps you on the edge fo your seat.

  • Dennis Francis

    Very strong work about a complicated man. I learned about the borderline abuse he suffered at the end by his son. It's noteworthy that portions of an interview with Williams are included at the end.

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