The Black Echo

The Black Echo

Book - 1992
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LAPD homicide detective Hieronymus Bosch attempts to solve the murder of Billy Meadows, a soldier he knew while serving in Vietnam.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316153614
0316153613
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CONNELLY 1992
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 25 cm

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a Vietnam veteran-turned-detective, Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch who discovers the body of a former comrade-in-arms during an investigation and, with the help of an attractive FBI agent, hunts for the murderers on a trail leading back to Saigon.

A Vietnam veteran-turned-detective, Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch discovers the body of a former comrade-in-arms during an investigation and, with the help of an attractive FBI agent, hunts for the murderers on a trail leading back to Saigon. The first book in the Harry Bosch series.

This police procedural introduces L. A. detective Harry Bosch, a loner who has little respect for procedure. The Vietnam veteran discovers the body of a former fellow soldier and his investigation leads to more murder, bank robbery, heroin, diamonds, and betrayal. This is an exciting, well-writte... Read More »

A Vietnam veteran-turned-detective, Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch discovers the body of a former comrade-in-arms during an investigation &, with the help of an attractive FBI agent, hunts for the murderers on a trail leading back to Saigon.

LAPD homicide detective Hieronymus Bosch attempts to solve the murder of Billy Meadows, a soldier he knew while serving in Vietnam.


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athompson10
Jul 08, 2017

Good debut of an interesting character. Plot is a little overdone but the idea of the crime is creative. Looking forward to working my way through other Harry Bosch novels.

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StarGladiator
Sep 06, 2016

Harry Bosch's origin story - - superlative writing style, all the right details to make for a fascinating, out-of-the ordinary cop mystery/action novel. Connelly's writing comes across as so very authentic, one cannot find a better word then // authentic \\!
The paranoid, mindless and lizard-like actions of a bureaucracy ring so very true.

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Dreamstime
Oct 23, 2014

Great story. If the rest of the detective Bosch stories are as good as this one, I have a lot of great reading ahead.

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brigpa1
Nov 27, 2013

This was not my favorite Harry Bosch book. Connelly could have left out the exceedingly long description of going through the underground sewer lines of both LA and Vietnam. The plot was actually very thin and was held together by lots of unnecessary details. Usually I like Connelly's books but this was his first so he can be cut a little slack.

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druby
Jun 23, 2013

This author was recommended to me; specifically the Harry Bosch novels. Well, I enjoyed it well enough, however, I found there to be a lot of filler - sometimes pages and pages worth. I liked the book well enough to try the 2nd book in the series sometime in the near future. A very quick read.

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dubonnet
May 12, 2012

I'm always excited to find a series I haven't yet read.
This is smart , well written and fast paced, just the way I like them.
Interesting and complex characters hold your interest . Great story line. Although this book is 20 years old, it stills feels relatively current even though no one uses cell phones and some of the other modern conveniences we now take for granted.
A great read!

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nipper
Dec 31, 2010

good, well written

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