“The Black Echo” by Michael Connelly is the first book in the Harry Bosch series, and it sets the stage for a gripping crime thriller series. The story follows Harry Bosch, a tough Los Angeles homicide detective who is called in to investigate the murder of a fellow Vietnam War veteran. As he delves deeper into the case, Bosch realizes that this murder may be connected to a notorious bank robbery that occurred during the war.
The book is well-written, with a fast-paced plot that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. The characters are well-developed, and Bosch is a fascinating protagonist. He is a flawed and complex character, with a troubled past that makes him both relatable and intriguing.
The audiobook narration by Dick Hill is exceptional, bringing the characters and the story to life in a way that keeps the listener hooked. His voice perfectly captures the grittiness and intensity of the novel, and he seamlessly transitions between the different characters.
Overall, “The Black Echo” is a fantastic start to the Harry Bosch series, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well-written crime thriller with a compelling protagonist and a gripping storyline.