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The Black Echo

Grand Central Publishing
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Fiction
Price: $7.99
Average Rating:
(17 Votes)

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 horrors of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the tortuous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Joining with an enigmatic female FBI agent, pitted against enemies within 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. The Black Echo won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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    bighead, Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:34:51 UTC.
    1st review

    This is the first in an excellent series of novels featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. I recommend the entire collection to anyone who enjoys mysteries and police fiction.

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    Vegas_Heat, Sat, 06 Oct 2007 13:42:39 UTC.

    Connelly has written a book that is tough to put down. From the first page to the last this book keeps your interest and keeps you guessing. Highly recommended!

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    bad_LT, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:13:25 UTC.

    Exellent writer I have read all of his books

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    CSL, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 19:28:25 UTC.

    Good writer.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:14:06 UTC.

    I have read a lot of his his books and this is one of the cooler stories he has written.

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    serytyky, Sat, 19 Apr 2008 01:10:14 UTC.

    This book was one of the best I've read. I've read a couple hundred novels and this book comes to mind when I am asked about my favorites.

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    Minncrim, Sun, 18 May 2008 15:42:43 UTC.

    I have this one in my "library" too!

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    Detective3, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:47:59 UTC.

    I love Bosch and this was a good book. A very easy read.

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    wendi6582, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:44:13 UTC.

    I have read several Bosch books and haven't found one I haven't enjoyed.

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  • Demotivators_2010_2691103_1__max30
    taz22i, Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:24:36 UTC.

    I have read all of Connelly's books. Bosch is the bomb.

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    RB106, Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:35:59 UTC.

    Have read several by Connelly. RB")

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    Pathfinder89, Thu, 21 May 2009 22:28:46 UTC.

    Connelly definately has a few friends in the LE comunity. His books would be better if he lost his pro-lawyer prose

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    cmr1973, Sun, 07 Jun 2009 00:24:02 UTC.

    love it

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    Anonymous, Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:32:47 UTC.

    Connelly is one of my fAavorite.All of his works are above par.

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    larrycop, Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:07:01 UTC.

    Michael Connelly is one of the few authors that I read that keeps you spellbound from cover to cover. He has made Harry Bosch the type of cop you would like to be.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 05 Feb 2010 18:31:05 UTC.

    Hard to put down.

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    willyb531, Mon, 24 May 2010 17:14:06 UTC.

    I have read pretty much every book that Michael Connelly has written. He is fantastic police writer! Harry Bosch is the kind of cop that every cop wants to be like, but are not allowed to be! Harry's tenacity and determination in solving homicides is something to be admired, even if he bends (and sometimes breaks) the rules to get justice.

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