Synopses & Reviews
For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Michael Connelly's great LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. The Black Echo (Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) For Harry Bosch-hero, loner, nighthawk-the body stuffed in a drainpipe off Mulholland Drive isn't just another statistic. This one is personal. Billy Meadows was a fellow Vietnam tunnel rat, fighting the VC and the fear they used to call the Black Echo. Harry let Meadows down once. He won't do it again. The Black Ice The corpse in the hotel room seems to be that of a missing LAPD narcotics officer. Rumors abound that the cop had crossed over-selling a new drug called Black Ice. Now Harry's making some dangerous connections, leading from the cop to a string of bloody murders, and from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to Mexico's dusty back alleys. In this lethal game, Harry is likely to be the next victim. The Concrete Blonde When Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, the police were convinced it marked the end of the hunt for the Dollmaker-L.A.'s most bizarre serial killer. But now Church's widow is accusing Harry of killing the wrong man-a charge that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. For the second time, Harry must hunt the murderer down, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, the sleuth the New York Times Book Review called a wonderful, old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames.
"Michael Connelly is one of those masters...who can keep driving the story forward in runaway locomotive style." USA Today
"High-voltage adventure....Connelly is a whiz at both cophouse politics and investigatory technique...thoughtful, knowing...spellbinding." Washington Post Book World
"Recalls no one so much as Raymond Chandler...ambitious, skillful, moving, intricate, and clever....Connelly puts his foot on the gas and doesn't let up." Los Angeles Times
Here's where it all began the 3 novels that first brought us LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch.
Michael Connelly's most famous character, Detective Harry Bosch, has been thrilling readers for a decade. Now available in one omnibus edition are the three complete books that brought him to life. First introduced in THE BLACK ECHO, Bosch hunts the brutal murderer of a Vietnam buddy. Then, in THE BLACK ICE, a narcotics officer's disappearance sends Bosch on a trail of murders leading from Hollywood Boulevard to Mexico's dusty back alleys. And in THE CONCRETE BLONDE, Bosch must hunt down the Dollmaker, a macabre serial killer, before he strikes again.
Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, the sleuth the New York Times Book Review called a "wonderful, old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames."
For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Connelly'sgreat LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch: "The BlackEcho, The Black Ice", and "The Concrete Blonde".
Table of Contents
The black echo -- The black ice -- The concrete blonde.