BOOK REVIEW: ECHO PARK
Harry Bosch returns in Connelly's latest, along with FBI agent Rachel Waller, who has appeared in earlier volumes of the long running series set in present day Los Angeles.
Harry is now assigned to the LAPD's cold case unit, working out of Parker Center in downtown LA. This assignment fits well with Harry's continuing dedication to solving cases which have weighed on his mind for years. In addition, he has been partnered with Kiz Rider, one of the cops in earlier entries in this series who has always found Harry's personality and dedication easy to work and partner with.
The cold case assignment does not fit so well for a couple of other reasons. Harry is now more visible to the higher ups in the department who have not always appreciated his stubborn persistence. And Harry is now in a better position to be aware of ethical lapses and missteps made by his superiors.
Harry's unwavering dedication to finding the truth, his unwillingness to suffer wrong doing by law enforcement officers at any level of responsibility, his willingness to bend rules and regulations in his favor, and his ability to persist in reviewing the oldest and most enigmatic cold case records all work together to provide a marvelous read.
Connelly's many fans will not be disappointed. For readers who haven't picked up one of his books - now's the time to start.
REVIEWED BY WOODSTOCK
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