The Black Echo

The Black Echo
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, Book # 1
February 23, 2018 March 3, 2018

LAPD detective Harry Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. One Sunday he gets a call-out on his pager. A body has been found in a drainage tunnel off Mulholland Drive, Hollywood. At first sight, it looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but the one new puncture wound amid the scars of old tracks leaves Bosch unconvinced.

To make matters worse, Harry Bosch recognises the victim. Billy Meadows was a fellow 'tunnel rat' in Vietnam, running against the VC and the fear they all used to call the Black Echo. Bosch believes he let down Billy Meadows once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice.

About the book

This is the first book in the series of a Los Angeles police detective called Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch. He has no family or life outside of his job, his father left the family when Harry was a kid and Harry’s mother turned to prostitution and was killed when Harry was eleven. After her death, Harry was assigned to the California child protection services. He spent the rest of his youth in a series of foster homes before joining the army. He is a Vietnam veteran traumatized by his experiences of war and after leaving the service, joins the police forces, becoming a leading detective in the Homicide Division.

I loved the book, but there are no memorable twists. It’s a linear detective story,  I mean, there is an investigation, there is the main detective, there are the pain in the ass colleagues of the internal affairs that live only to hinder the protagonist.

It was obvious that Wish had something to hide, and it was clear who had put the bug in Bosch’s phone… I’m a little sad for the couple “Wosch” (Wish-Bosh, since nms arejoined in the shipping world) they were nice together but as in all books or TV shoes, “never a joy”.

I’m sorry for Sharkey! (Obviously I will not tell you why). Anyway, I like Bosh, most likely, I will read the second book in the series. I read this book for the Popsugar challenge for “A book involving a heist”.

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