Black Echo, The by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a Pulitzer Prize nominated crime reporter turned Edgar Award winning and bestselling crime fiction author.

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Black Echo, The by Michael Connelly


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  • Paperback: 00000 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company; (January 1, 2002)
  • ISBN: 0316155039

    Reader Reviews
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Go Hieronymous! (Rhymes with Anonymous), June 13, 2003 Reviewer: Krystal from Los Angeles, CA Yes...this book will definitely keep your interest, until the end...The only criticism is, can it possibly relate to real life? Well, it does to an extent, but the protagonist, Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch, is so extraordinarily focused, and so outstandingly righteous, that it's hard to believe he's real. Living in Los Angeles, this is a concern of mine, because Harry is with the LAPD. All the flack he puts up with, because he's a loner, it makes us citizens kind of feel a little uneasy: The LAPD is like a large and legitimate Mafia, the way they spy on each other...or, on the other hand, they don't take the job seriously, like Mr. Bosch does...they have "side jobs." Great! We have nothing to worry about! Cops like Harry are a fable and the cops who get fat and would rather be selling real estate are the reality! Anyway, all that aside, there's an interesting quote, when Harry and his love interest, FBI agent Eleanor Wish, are conversing at one point. She asks Harry has he heard what J. Edgar Hoover said about justice. No, he says, but he probably said a lot. "He said justice is incidental to law and order." Is that Platonic, or what? Nietzschean? Hitlerian? Well, anyway, it's cute. It simplifies everything for law enforcement people, don't you think? Great book. That's why I'm not telling you what happens. Read it and find out! Diximus.

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