Books I am Reading or Have Read: "The Black Echo"

Although I am busy often times beyond belief, I always have a book in progress.  I'm just that person.  I love to read and feed my habit with words.  This spring and summer, through the births of two new grandchildren and a wedding, I have continued to feed this habit of mine.  One of the books I read was Michael Connelly's, "The Black Echo".

Connelly has written many books.  One you may be familiar with, even if you're not a reader, is "The Lincoln Lawyer".  It was made into a movie, starring Matthew McConaughey.  That should ring a bell, right?  Anyway, Connelly writes a series of books that I read about a cop named Harry Bosch.  Harry is a good cop, very intuitive, but he has his flaws like many cop characters have.  To me, this makes the development of the character more "real".

In "The Black Echo", the reader finds out more about Harry's personal life and why he has become the person he is.  This book delves into his past military service in Vietnam.  You will understand the title of this book more as you read, since it is related to what his specialty was in Vietnam.  One will be introduced to the problems involved with vets after this war and how they struggled to reenter society as productive members.

There are a lot of details during the first half of the book, but they are necessary to the outcome; just keep reading because when things begin to heat up, I believe you will really enjoy how this book unfolds.

Here is a list of the other Harry Bosch novels that you may also enjoy, if you are like me and like to follow a character:

Harry Bosch Background: Born in 1950 in Los Angeles to Marjorie Phillips Lowe. He was named Hieronymus Bosch after the 15th century Dutch artist and nicknamed “Harry.” He became an orphan at 11 when his mother, a prostitute, was murdered. He grew up living in a youth hall and foster homes. He joined the army and did two tours in Vietnam. Harry returned to Los Angeles and joined the LAPD in 1972. He became a detective after five years in patrol.
Books in published order:
The Black Echo (1992)
The Black Ice (1993)
The Concrete Blonde (1994)
The Last Coyote (1995)
Trunk Music (1997)
Angels Flight (1999)
A Darkness More Than Night (2001)
City Of Bones (2002)
Lost Light (2003)
The Narrows (2004)
The Closers (2005)
Echo Park (2006)
The Overlook  (2007)
The Brass Verdict (2008)
Nine Dragons (2009)
The Reversal (2010)
The Fifth Witness (2011) (one page brief appearance)
The Drop (2011)
The Black Box (2012)
                                                             HAPPY READING!

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