February 8th, 2015


The Black Echo, by Michael Connelly

The start of a very long series about tough, hard-boiled, flat and cliched LAPD detective Harry Bosch.

The Black Echo

St. Martin's Press, 1992, 418 pages

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.

The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Now, Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the torturous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit.

Joining with an enigmatic and seductive female FBI agent, pitted against enemies inside his own department, Bosch must make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, as he tracks down a killer whose true face will shock him.

He's a rogue cop who plays by his own rules! She's a hot FBI agent with a hidden past! This book is every 80s cop movie you ever saw!

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