LAPD detective Harry Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. However one Sunday he gets a call-out on his pager. Unfortunately a body has been found in a drainage tunnel off Mulholland Drive, Hollywood. At first sight, it looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but the one new puncture wound amid the scars of old tracks leaves Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Harry Bosch recognises the victim. Billy Meadows was a fellow ‘tunnel rat’ in Vietnam, running against the VC and the fear they all used to call the Black Echo. Bosch believes he let down Billy Meadows once before, so now he wants to bring the killer to justice.
Black Echo is a good introduction to the Harry Bosch series. The story is well written. Also it has some tension and intrigue.