The Black Echo - Part 3, Pages 145-180 Summary & Analysis

Michael Connelly
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Part 3, Pages 145-180 Summary

Wish speaks of 1,500 miles of underground pipes that allow anyone to get near any building in the city. The FBI suspects three criminals working underground and a lookout topside. They ride Honda all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) through the storm sewers for two miles to within 150 yards of WestLand, cut a standard-sized 24-inch hole, and spend 3-4 weeks digging 10-20 feet per night. By day, they hide the hole from DWP inspectors with plywood coated with concrete.

Once beneath the bank, the thieves tap the bank's electric and telephone lines and bypass the alarm. They bore through five feet of concrete and steel, pack the hole with C-4, wire it, and pop it from the drainage tunnel. Once inside the vault, the thieves invade deposit boxes all weekend before backing out around 3 AM Tuesday. Losses are reported on 90% of the looted...

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