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The Black Echo

Not that Harry is all that congenial himself. For whatever reason, perhaps because of his background, he doesn't relate very well to other people and it seems at times as though he goes out of his way to offend people, even when they're trying to get along with him.


A prime example is his smoking. Bythe health hazards of smoking and of second-hand smoke were pretty well established and already, lots of offices, restaurants and other such places were supposed to be smoke-free. Harry could care less and assumes that the rules simply don't apply to him.

He's constantly lighting up in places where smoking is prohibited and in the presence michael connelly the black echo people who specifically ask him not to smoke.

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Even in the company of a woman he's allegedly trying to impress, Bosch still insists on smoking, even though it clearly annoys her.

In fact, he becomes something of an asshole on this issue.

It's hardly the way to win friends and influence people, but Harry clearly doesn't care. The Black Echo begins when Harry is called to a death site near a dam.

It appears that a heroin addict has crawled into a large pipe and overdosed. The case should be open and shut, and Harry's partner, the real estate salesman, clearly wants to declare it an OD and get back michael connelly the black echo the open house that he's hosting.

But the scene doesn't look right to Harry and he pushes forward with the investigation.

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Things really get interesting when the michael connelly the black echo is finally pulled out of the pipe and Harry vaguely recognizes the victim as William Meadows who served with Bosch in Vietnam. The two were "tunnel rats" who went deep underground to explore and destroy enemy tunnels.

As Harry presses forward he discovers any number of other incongruities and ties Meadows to a crime that is currently under investigation by the F. Bosch contacts the F. But the Bureau is just as hide-bound and as self-serving as the L.

Any other detective would almost certainly give up and just follow orders to lay off. But not Harry Michael connelly the black echo.

He will pursue this case to the bitter end, no matter who he has to alienate or what he has to sacrifice in the process. And in this case it takes him through a brilliantly plotted story that leads to a tremendous climax.

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From the very beginning Harry Bosch has been one of the most compelling figures ever to inhabit the world of crime fiction and he continues to fill that role twenty-four years down the road from this book.

However, after killing the main suspect in the "Dollmaker" serial killings, Bosch is demoted to "Hollywood Division" homicide, where he partners michael connelly the black echo Jerry Edgar. The death of Billy Meadows, a friend and fellow "tunnel rat" from the war, attracts Bosch's interest, especially when he determines michael connelly the black echo it may have been connected to a spectacular bank robbery using subterranean tunnels.

Bosch suspects that the robbers were after more than money and he then partners with the FBI, in particular agent Eleanor Wish, in an attempt to foil their next attack. Bosch and Wish end up connecting the robberies to a group of Vietnamese living in Orange Countyas well as some Americans that may have been involved with them.

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