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The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17 | [Michael Connelly]

The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

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? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....
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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.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    --------------- California, USA 12-29-11
    --------------- California, USA 12-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story - Disaster for an ending"

    Don't worry, I won't give anything away in this review. How can I give the story 4 stars and the overall 2 stars. This is a great story with a great plot and twists. I was not wild about the reader Len Cariou ( I like Dick Hill better). Now I have read most of the Harry Bosch novels and Lee Child - etc. I am willing to finish a book and wonder what happened to the bad guy or did the good guy survive - wondering if there would be a followup. This book was a joke. The book ramps up towards the end exposing a new twist and plot and it ends. It is as if the author died (I hope not) or the publisher gave him 1 day to finish it. The absence of an ending made me want to rewind the end and listen again to make sure that I hadn't dozed off and missed the important points. I actually went to the book store to look at the end of the written book to see if Audible made a mistake. Anyway, I felt cheated.

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    Terri Blaine, WA, United States 12-27-11
    Terri Blaine, WA, United States 12-27-11
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    "God, I love Harry Bosch!"

    I love Harry Bosch. He has a code of morality that won't be broken, is rough on the outside and hiding the teddy bear on the inside. Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux are my favorite characters. (Dave= James Lee Burke) I keep my eyes out for new books about both characters then inhale them! This book got my attention and sucked me in until the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David APO, AE, United States 12-19-11
    David APO, AE, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2010

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    "One of his best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Drop to be better than the print version?

    I listed to Connelly while driving to and from work. Listening to The Drop made me want to keep driving.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry's treatment of David was very unfair but, that's Harry and he is my favorite character.


    What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

    I thought Len's performance was very good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Use the


    Any additional comments?

    Will Harry and Hannah get together? He really needs a good woman in his life other than his daughter.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 12-18-11
    Kathleen 12-18-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Early Christmass Gift"

    Harry Bosch is never boring and Connelly is a master in keeping your attention. The minute I see a Connelly book I automatically download it, and I have never been disappointed. I hope that he continue to write Bosch novels and that Cariou continues to narrate his work -both great.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 12-13-11
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 12-13-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good"

    It was more than ok but not his best Harry Bosch story for me. Harry was just too nice. It is worth the credit for the faithful fans of the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 12-08-11
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 12-08-11 Member Since 2006

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    "Who Wrote this???"

    I love Michael Connelly's books but as one reviewer said, it might have been better if Michael wrote it. I have to concur, it just didnt seem to be written by him or maybe not all of it. I kept looking on my ipod to see if there was another whole download I missed. It started out great and had some great detail and then it fell flat...where was the drama? the chase? the usual excitement of his books? I guess he just had a deadline to meet and either had "help" or just wasnt up to his usual game. It was a decent listen but not his usual standard in my opinion.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James Greensboro, NC, United States 03-31-12
    James Greensboro, NC, United States 03-31-12 Member Since 2014
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    "When students express ideas on an author's work th"

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PA Law 01-12-12
    PA Law 01-12-12
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    "Connelly has "dropped""
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Len Cariou?

    NO I would not try another


    What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly???s story?

    Boring. No action. Pales compares to previous Bosch stories.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Len Cariou?

    Noone; he does a decent job


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, none at all


    Any additional comments?

    Poor effort by Connelly.

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    Robert Klamath Falls, OR, United States 12-08-11
    Robert Klamath Falls, OR, United States 12-08-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about The Drop?

    Stilted dialogue, overly long explanations and slow moving. Poor narrarator.


    What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write it himself.


    What didn’t you like about Len Cariou’s performance?

    Accent and emphasis on wrong words.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Can't think of any


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Claire tustin, CA, United States 12-01-11
    Claire tustin, CA, United States 12-01-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Poor narration"

    I love Harry Bosch and Michael Connelly, but I had trouble listening as the narrator had a horrible lisp in his narration voice. Before I got used to it, I was wishing I had read it on my Kindle.

    3 of 18 people found this review helpful

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