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Publisher's Summary

A body has been found on the overlook near Mulholland Drive. The victim, identified as Dr. Stanley Kent, has two bullet holes in the back of his head, from what looks like an execution-style shooting. LAPD detective Harry Bosch is called out to investigate.As soon as Bosch begins retracing Dr. Kent's steps, contradictions emerge. While Kent doesn't seem to have had ties to organized crime, he did have access to dangerous radioactive substances from just about every hospital in Los Angeles County. What begins as a routine homicide investigation opens up before Bosch into something much larger, more dangerous - and much more urgent.
©2007 Hieronymus, Inc.; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
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By JoAnn on 07-24-07

Good thriller

I hesitate to read books from the Hari Bosch series because some of them involve crimes that are quite gruesome. But this was a thrilling read which I enjoyed and it has more to do with chasing leads and criminals and less about forensics and gruesome crime scenes

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By karen on 01-10-16

Supremely annoying

Not a bad Harry Bosch book --too short, not a proper ending, but still, one of the better ones. It's not the book itself that's the problem.

The first problem is that someone couldn't leave well enough alone. They had to augment the narration with blasts of music at seemingly random moments -- and not appropriate music, like in Olden Days when the music would clue you in to what you were supposed to be feeling, to help explain the action. No, here it's just random tunes at random moments, no connection to the words or the story apparent.

The second problem -- which exacerbates the first -- is a very strange narration. The narrator's voice is fine, but he speaks with a very odd cadence, sort of sing-songy, or maybe it's just that he's emphasizing every word, the way you'd do if you were trying to get a non-speaker of English to understand you. It's infuriating. You want to say, 'Get on with it!' But he's consistent, first word to the last. By all means, listen to a section before you buy.

Put the two together -- you're just starting to sway a little with the narrator, almost managing to forget his idiosyncrasies, when you get hit with a blast of music, and have to start again.

Very unpleasant. Toward the end, I found myself thinking that it was a darn good thing it was only six hours long. I would never have finished it, had it been longer.

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