The Black Echo - Part 1, Pages 39-79 Summary & Analysis

Michael Connelly
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Part 1, Pages 39-79 Summary

Bosch fiinds a shattered picture frame on the floor. It holds a yellowed photo taken in Vietnam in 1969/70, of seven tunnel rats, shirtless, proudly displaying tattoos. A pawnshop ticket for an "antique bracelet, gold with jade inlay" fall out. Bosch bags it and heads downtown, concluding that only needing to get Meadows' corpse out of the apartment can account for the haste of the search that misses the ticket.

Outside the freshly-robbed Happy Hocker pawnshop, owner Oscar Obinna waits for detectives and is disappointed that Bosch wants to see a pawned bracelet. Bosch quiets Obinna looks up the record and says they are both victims: the fine and valuable piece has been stolen. Obinna produces a Polaroid of the bracelet, recalls the transaction and recognizes Meadow's dead face.

Bosch listens to the 911 tape in the com center where a...

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