The Drop by Michael Connelly

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The Drop by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.

DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court.

Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation.

Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 26, 2011 – In Edgar-winner Connelly s compulsively readable and deeply satisfying 17th Harry Bosch novel (after 2010 s The Reversal), Harry, still a member of the LAPD s Open-Unsolved Unit, pursues two investigations. A recently unearthed DNA hit connects the 1989 murder of a young woman with Clayton Pell, a convicted sexual predator. But Pell couldn t have committed the crime because he was eight years old at the time. Meanwhile, Irv Irving, a city councilman and LAPD nemesis, wants Harry to look into the apparent suicide of his 46-year-old son, George, a well-connected lobbyist. The case smacks of politics ( high jingo, Harry calls it), but he and partner David Chu do a by-the-book investigation to determine whether George fell from the seventh floor of the Chateau Marmont or was pushed. All of Connelly s considerable strengths are on display: the keen eye for detail and police procedure, lots of local L.A. color, clever plotting, and most important the vibrant presence of Harry Bosch.

Customer Reviews

Amazing once again!

Harry Bosch always delivers because Michael Connelly's characters never fail.......detail,suspense, and read- it-in-one sitting writing that you just don't find much of anymore......but don't make this your first Harry Bosch book....make it your last..until the next one comes out....read them from Black Ice on.....

I Want My Money Back!,

Harry and I go way back...but Connelly mailed this one in......not worth the time to read much less the money.

Excellent

Great suspense

The Drop by Michael Connelly
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  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 28, 2011
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Harry Bosch

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