Black Echo the by Michael Connelly
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Big, brooding debut police thriller by Los Angeles Times crime-reporter Connelly, whose labyrinthine tale of a cop tracking vicious bank-robbers sparks and smolders but never quite catches fire.
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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 tortuous 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.
 

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Little, Brown and Company. 484 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Religion & Spirituality, Business & Economics, Children's Books, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 21 2008

Big, brooding debut police thriller by Los Angeles Times crime-reporter Connelly, whose labyrinthine tale of a cop tracking vicious bank-robbers sparks and smolders but never quite catches fire.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Irav on Feb 28 2013

An absolutely brilliant and entertaining read! Bosch is a very interesting character...I do think that this book successfully delivers all that anyone could ask for from a crime thriller and if you enjoy the crime genre, I would definitely recommend it.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jun 28 2008

Connelly transcends the standard L.A. police procedural with this original and eminently authentic first novel...

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