This is the first book of Harry Bosch’s series.
Some anonymous kid reports a corpse in a drainpipe at Mulholland dam. Detective Harry Bosch is sent to analyze the scene. It seems to be a death by overdose, nevertheless, Harry decides to handle it as homicide. Besides, he knew the victim.
As time passes, it becomes clear that he made the right choice and that there’s a complex story, involving fellow veterans of Vietnam war and maybe an infiltrate in the security institutions, behind this homicide.
I liked the way the story develops and the great plan behind the bank robbery, Meadows homicide and the rest.
I thought that it wasn’t common that the FBI left unsolved a case making a poor investigation, but that has a reason to be in the story. Also, I thought that the agents were kind of inept. Especially Eleanor Wish who got scared many times along the investigation, but that also has a reason to be, so I let it pass.
Surely, Bosch is very cunning and bold. I don’t like him very much because sometimes he’s impatient and overbearing, but I can’t deny he’s a strong and striking character.
I liked this book and I recommend it.