The Black Echo
First edition cover
|Publisher||Little, Brown and Company|
|January 21, 1992|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Followed by||The Black Ice|
The novel centers around Harry Bosch, a Vietnam veteran who served as a "tunnel rat" during the war, became an L. A. police detective advancing to the Robbery-Homicide Division. However, after killing the main suspect in the "Dollmaker" serial killings, Bosch is demoted to "Hollywood Division" homicide, where he partners with Jerry Edgar. The death of Billy Meadows, a friend and fellow "tunnel rat" from the war, attracts Bosch's interest, especially when he determines that 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 County, as well as some Americans that may have been involved with them. In the end, he discovers that Rourke[who?] from the FBI is the killer and Eleanor Wish knew all about it the whole time.
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