Originally Posted by Steve B. 21. The Black Echo
The first book to contain the exploits of Hieronymous (Harry) Bosh, Detective. In this episode he is still with the LAPD, and is assigned a homicide whom he recognizes as a fellow tunnel rat from Vietnam. Under the watchful eyes of LAPD's IAD (Internal Affairs Division), and a joint task force with the FBI, he proceeds to solve the case.
Sorry- no more clues- it would give away the book, which is excellent.
I'm going to read all of these in order to catch up to Micky Haller's latest, which is a joint effort with Bosh, on the Kindle.
Are you reading these or eating them Steve?5 The Waking Engine by David Edison
This is a very odd book. First I find it hard to define the category of the narrative its not SciFi per see its, not Gothic or Cyberpunk. Its definitely not Apocalyptic lit as there is definitely no rapture forthcoming. Its a take on Death and Reincarnation but not the usual premises to quote one character 'when you die its just the first step. You wake up someplace else in your flesh in your clothes, ( well would want to avoid a major wardrobe or sartorial malfunction at your funeral then) older or younger but still you.'
The problem for the characters concerned is that after countless lives you can opt out with True Death but it appears that is no longer an option and no one knows why.To make matters worse the central character who has arrived in the city of the un dead with his navel intact. This creates quite a conundrum for a strange assortment of characters who all have competing agendas as for Cooper he's just trying to come to term with the circumstances of his questionable new life. The narrative flows at an interesting pace, its literally very bent. Somehow i don't think it fits the mantle of New Weird however its very entertaining and amusing to read.