The Black Echo  - Michael Connelly, Dick Hill I'll give this one 3.5 stars, though I think it would have been higher if I had read the Harry Bosch series in order (I read several of the later books first). Connelly's skill as a writer, plotter, creator-of-characters, etc., has clearly improved since he wrote this. Don't get me wrong - this is a great thriller, but it's not my favorite Bosch book.