London: Orion, 2007, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Homicide Special. If a murder comes with any sort of political, celebrity or media dimension, or if the case is just too hot for the regular LAPD to handle, this is where the case ends up.
And Homicide Special was where Harry Bosch found himself now. Anxious as a rookie, waiting in the dark for the first call.
And when it came, it wasnt hard to see why the regular cops were steering clear.
A body had been found on the Mulholland overlook, a place with a stunning view of the city. Not exactly where youd dump a body if you were shy of publicity. Stanley Kent was a medical physicist with access to some highly toxic substances. He also had two bullets in the back of his head.
And a quantity of a potentially deadly radioactive chemical was missing.
Suddenly Harry finds himself plunged into an investigation with a whole new and horrifying dimension. If Kent had been murdered by terrorists, they were now in possession of a weapon that could cause untold mayhem city-wide. With the clock ticking down, Harry must battle competing agencies and deal with unexpected ghosts from his past, or his first case at Homicide Special could be his last.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 261 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.