I first became a fan of Harry Bosch through the Amazon series. When I ran out of episodes, I turned to the inspiration for the show -- Michael Connelly's books.
I was instantly hooked. Bosch is flawed, but driven. The plot keeps building in unexpected ways that draw you in deeper. And the twist ties things up.
I especially enjoyed the nuances Connelly explored with the Vietnam tunnel rats. How that experience affects people in different ways. And how in some ways, that made Bosch's life come full circle.
American patriot, veteran, historical researcher and writer.
I watched the first season of Bosch on Amazon and really liked the Bosch character. The first book in this series has made my commitment to this gritty detective series a must read. A Vietnam veteran myself, the character of a tunnel rat in Cu-Chi becoming an L.A. detective is just too good. Throw in a dose of PTSD, chronic insomnia, jazz, coffee, and a need for a cigarette, you are getting to know what makes Bosch the best damn detective on the force.
The twists and turns through the dark tunnels under L.A., the great narration of Dick Hill, have made this story by Michael Connelly a true winner. Loved every second of it.
I'm a Michael Connelly and a Harry Bosch Fan now. Will be continuing with the series. I've already read the second book, and it is almost as good as this first.
Dick Hill is a perfect match for Harry Bosch books, as Craig Wasson is for James Ellroy.
I'm digging mysteries lately
Yes, there were a ton of small things to pick up on as you listened to. It would be cool to see all the clues I missed the first time through.
Part 7 had me on the edge of my seat
Have been looking for a series since listening to Reacher and Pendergast series. This could be it. Dick Hill is a great narrator but I see that he doesn't read this whole series. I don't like when narrators are changed in a series. That may be the only drawback for this series.
After reading several mid-series Bosch books, it was great to start at the beginning and get the full development of the character and background perspective. Wonderfully complex for the first of a series!