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Michael Connelly's Echo Park Hits Stores Today

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We're not going to sit here and tell you how thought provoking or intellectually stimulating Michael Connelly's Echo Park is. Or how the soon-to-be top ten bestseller will change your life. Because, it won't do those two things.

But we'll tell you this: there's nothing better than this fun and adventurous crime novel that winds you through the streets of modern day LA chasing serial killers, crooked cops, city attorneys and cute FBI agents. And we totally dig LA + fun + books.

Echo Park is the 13th book in the Detective Harry Bosch series (short for Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch) by the LA expat, Connelly. Bosch, an LAPD detective in the Open-Unsolved Unit in the Robbery/Homicide Division, is passionate about his job. So much, he retired and came back, not letting go of certain cold cases he's personally attached to (and to him, this passion is what makes him a true detective). One of these cold cases becomes the focus of Echo Park - Marie Gesto, a young girl who disappeared in 1992. It's now 2006 and there's a fresh lead that begets the story.