Ç The Black Echo ☆ Download by ☆ Michael Connelly
Ç The Black Echo ☆ Download by ☆ Michael Connelly I read this book for the first time about 10 years ago and I enjoyed reading it now even I am a devoted fan of the Prime series, Bosch, which is coming up to it s 4th season Reading the book I kept picturing Harry Bosch with the face of Titus Welliver, the wonderful actor who so brilliantly portrays him.
The story begins with the death of a junkie, that normally would have been written off as an overdose, were it not for the fact that Harry knew the man both in the present and the past They served together as tunnel rats in the Vietnam war Their job was to find the tunnels that the north vietnamese had dug so that they could move through the tunnels instead of above ground Then it was their job to go down into The Black Echo and set fuses to blow them up The dead man, Meadows, had actually come to like going First impressions can be so deceptive Well, actually, first, second and third impressions, but who s judging Me Totally me Still on the search for a new mystery series, and Michael Connelly s name keeps coming up, mainly because I always misspell John Connolly John s writing is frequently lyrical and equally brutal, so there s only so much I can take Perhaps the American Michael will be less demanding Why, yes, he is How much less demanding Well, take this little sample from early on in Harry Bosch s murder investigation He became restless He looked down into the green glass ashtray and saw that all the butts were unfiltered Camels Was that Meadow s brand or his killer s He got up and walked around the room The faint smell of urine hit him again He walked back into the bedro For Maverick LAPD Homicide Detective Harry Bosch, The Body In The Drainpipe At Mulholland Dam Is Than Another Anonymous Statistic This One Is Personalbecause The Murdered Man Was A Fellow Vietnam Tunnel Rat Who Had Fought Side By Side With Him In A Hellish Underground War 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, His Survival Instincts Will Once Again Be Tested To Their Limit Pitted Against Enemies Inside His Own Department And Forced To Make The Agonizing Choice Between Justice And Vengeance, Bosch Goes On The Hunt For A Killer Whose True Face Will Shock Him Michael Connelly introduced his signature protagonist, Harry Bosch, in the 1992 novel The Black Echo Over twenty Harry Bosch novels have been published in this successful run for Connelly s lone wolf, battle scarred hero detective There is no such thing as a coincidence So states Hieronymus Bosch, named from the fifteenth century Dutch painter of fantastic themes Bosch was a tunnel rat in Vietnam a soldier whose job it was to enter the warrens created and maintained by the enemy and fight underground It would seem to be a wild coincidence that he is on duty when a call comes through for him to investigate the finding of a dead body in a drainage tunnel in LA and it turns out that Harry knew the dead man, a fellow tunnel rat from In the 80 s it didn t take me long to learn to look dubiously at book recommendations from authors, particularly if the recommender and recommendee lived in the same vicinity I would still note, say, Donald Westlake recommending Lawrence Block recommending Brian Garfield, but I would also wait for outside confirmation With the advent of the internet vicinity was no longer an accurate indicator For example, shortly after the turn of the century the gang from Busted Flush Press lived nowhere near each other and yet unrelentingly sang the praises of their fellows Often that praise, both in the past and recently, was justified Almost as often there was disappointment which of course is inevitable Any art form is subjective But on occasion there was to the disappointment than personal perspective.
So I came to Black Echo and Michael Connelly proceeded by universal acc Out of the blue and into the black is what they called going into a tunnel Each one was a black echo Nothing but death in there But, still, they went.
Reading a new detective series right from where it all began is always exciting the Harry Bosch series seems to be the perfect series for it The Black Echo is the debut novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, published back in 1992 This is the first of Connelly s Bosch series with 20 books published 21st to be published soon.
Set in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Harry Bosch, working with the LAPD, is on the case of a dead man found in a drainage pipe Harry recognizes the corpse as that of a fellow soldier in Vietnam both were tunnel rats who searched for Viet Cong in the network of burrows beneath Vietnamese villages What starts as a routine case of homeless man dying of a dru An excellent mystery main character, if a bit dour I really liked the amount of detail logic in this Great twists very realistic Even the bad guys were well done or maybe they were especially well done Not all were as bad as I first thought jerks, but they had reasons Again, very realistic On to the next in the series.
The series, as I ve been able to put it together, is not just one, but is intertwined with Connelly s other series I ve put the books stories in order by combing Connelly s web site some others If you spot an error, I d really appreciate a heads up.
Connelly, Michael Reading Order Updated 25Jun2019 Thanks, John with all novels short stories broken out with links Note that GR has Harry Bosch Universe Harry Bosch World lists Mine varies from both by including ALL Connelly s characters appearing in the chronology correctly,
5 One cop s word against another s was something they wouldn t touch in this department Deep down, they knew a cop s word by itself was worthless That was why Internal Affairs cops always worked in pairs This is my first crack at the extremely popular Bosch series, and it s no surprise that I liked it We re introduced to a middle aged cop who may have executed rather than, as he claimed, defended himself against a particularly evil villain As a consequence, he s been moved on and is now part of the Los Angeles Police Dept The book opens with a young kid tagging a big pipe in the middle of the night when he hears a vehicle and hides in time to see someone drag a body into the pipe He makes an anonymous call to the cops and hightails it out of there Dead body This was written in 1992, so it s a time of pager Published in 1992, this is the book that introduced L.
D homicide detective, Harry Bosch The series, which runs twenty four books thus far, has remained strong throughout and is, almost certainly, the gold standard of modern police procedurals.
When we first meet Harry, he s already forty two years old and has been the product of one institution after another for virtually his entire life His father left the family when Harry was very young and Harry never really knew him Harry s mother turned to prostitution and was murdered when Harry was eleven After her death, he was assigned to California s version of child protective services He spent the rest of his youth in a series of foster homes, then joined the army and served in Vietnam Upon leaving the service, he joined the L.
I was not disappointed, but blown away instead This is a perfect detective mystery tale Connelly s storytelling gifts are many and varied He is a master of pacing, has a knack for creating multi dimensional characters, writes realistic dialogue, a creates a robust plot The best part is that even after you think you figured out the caper, you haven t, because there are so many layers to Connelly s writing that you ve only peeled it back to the next.