My general synopsis: The Black Echo is a debut in two ways - it is, apparently, Micheal Connelly's first novel, and it is also our introduction to Harry Bosch, a homicide detective in the Hollywood beat (after being busted down from Robbery-Homicide for killing a suspect). A loner and a maverick, Bosch is not popular with his bosses, nor with many of his co-workers, but he gets the job done.
Connelly, best-selling author of over 25 books, has been setting the bar pretty high in the mystery genre for almost three decades, and I have no idea why I have NEVER, until now, read a single book by him. Shame on me. I rectified that serious deficiency by picking up his first novel (written in '92), "The Black Echo", the first to introduce his beloved protagonist Heironymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD homicide detective who isn't afraid to shake things up in his city, department, and private life.
|Title: The Black Echo (Harry Bosch Series)|
Author(s): Michael Connelly
ISBN: 1-5012-4530-9 / 978-1-5012-4530-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA
That’s why I wanted to make sure to clarify that even though I didn’t enjoy “The Black Echo”, someone else still may want to check it out. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and post such nice things about it :)
I didn't really enjoy "The Black Echo"...wait, I already said that. didn't I?!? Great, now Bosch has ME doing it! Still, I can see people who are hardcore fans of hard-boiled detective novels getting some satisfaction from this one. If you're looking for a book with a lot of atmosphere and even more grit, then this one may have something to offer you. It wasn't my cup of tea, but it may still please someone looking for...