The Black Echo

soldiers loading weaponThe Black Echo is the first novel in the Harry Bosch series, and I picked it up because I enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer and wanted to read more of Connelly’s books.  Hieronymus (aka Harry) Bosch is a L.A. cop who has been exiled to the small time Beverly Hills force.  Investigating a murder, he realizes that the victim is a former Vietnam soldier and that they served together as “tunnel rats.” Tunnel rats were soldiers that entered the numerous enemy tunnels that the Viet Cong used to connect villages and buildings. The black echo was the soldier’s term for the dangerous darkness you faced upon entering the tunnels.