The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. 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 to the torturous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit.
Joining with an enigmatic and seductive female FBI agent, pitted against enemies inside his own department, Bosch must make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, as he tracks down a killer whose true face will shock him.
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©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
This is a solid Harry Bosch detective novel. I was not especially engaged in the first half, but it was good writing and the narrator was excellent, so I stuck with it. Harry was investigating the death of a fellow soldier from his tunneling division in Vietnam. He follows up on clues while being forced to work with a female FBI agent. At the same time, Harry is being investigated by internal affairs. It felt like too much of a typical police mystery which was interesting but not engaging. The second half of this picked up, and the narrator was terrific throughout. There were many twists and turns, and I liked the ending. Good action and it came together well.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
The IAD called Lewis and Clark.
Yes. Listening to Concrete Blonde at this moment.
When Lewis and Clark is tagging Harry and Harry throws something off a bridge.
Bosch is a great detective, set in his ways. Look forward to listening to more of his series.
The book had great plot twists that I did not see coming.
Harry Bosch is just learning his trade. He is honing his skills to be the worlds best detective.
This was my first one. He is a great Harry Bosch voice and does a pretty good job with all the voices.
I would suggest Harry Bosch and Mickey Holler books by Michael Connelly. The two best had both characters.
I read The Black Echo years ago. The audio version was just as good as the print.
Harry Bosch over the series grows as a character. It's nice to visit him in his early years.
First time listening to Dick Hill who did a great job with the narration.
I only wish I could have listened to it in one sitting. It was easy to pick up and listen to in ten to fifteen minute chunks.
I think I'll put listening to the whole series on my bucket list!
No. The story was so slow and mundane.
The writing was unnecessarily over descriptive. There were so many things that had no purpose in the story. Almost like certain scenes took up space to make the story longer.
The narrator's voice was so monotone it really didn't suit the story. It made it worst. I think I would have enjoyed reading this myself more than the audio version.
Good story and main character
There are several other good series by other authors - pick one
Will probably listen to more in the series
The book is great but getting it on my iPod and iPhone is a real challange. iTunes doesn't really like the format so it takes some work in iTunes to get everything to work.
The narrator was great. The voice inflections are some of the best and I love listening to the great story lines.
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I was pleasantly surprised by the immersive story and great twist at the end!
Characters and the conclusion
Detective Bosch, of course!
Laughed out loud several times...
Great characters, plot
Harry's flashbacks to his Viet Nam experience
It was easy to tell the characters apart and usually his voice was just part of the story.
I was really disappointed in the characters who betrayed their values.
The lost star in "performance" was because I didn't like the voice of the female protagonist.
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