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.
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©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette Audio
It was almost as if Michael Connelly came up with a bunch of potential plots, fit each plot to a book then realized he had two oddballs too weak to merit their own novels. Rather than toss them, he decided to combine them (though they have no relation to each other). There was none of the usual buildup nor ordered investigation Bosch readers are used to; it was all very haphazard with weak development and a plain boring story. I was very disappointed having really enjoyed the other 8-10 Bosch books I've read.
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This was a great book. Harry was Harry again and he meets some interesting people. The story line was interesting. With age, Harry is getting some feelings.
I have read and listened to many Connelly novels, having enjoyed most. However, Mr Cariou's narration of The Drop failed to keep my attention. Could never tell if he was speaking for a character or reading 'filler'. Disappointing listening experience. Wasted a credit on this one.
It's a great story from beginning to end. It will keep you listening and involved with the characters as they solve the mysteries.
I am fascinated by Harry Bosch. Connelly makes Bosch believable and the story intriguing. I have a feeling that Maddie is going to follow in his footsteps, and she will become an even better detective than Harry.
I had a hard time turning it off.
Connelly and Bosch are my Pulp Fiction on Audible. It's good solid listening time but it isn't an all time classic. Nicely placed in the middle of the bell curve.
Bosch is always the keystone.
I love Bosch and this is definitely one of my favorites! Don't remember if I knew about his daughter before. Where did she come from? She adds a nice dimension.
Solid sparse writing. Fast moving plot. This is my favorite Connelly book with Harry Bosch. One of the best books in this genre I've listened to in a very long time. Cariou's performance is good, too. Five stars all around.
One of the two or three best Bosch books yet, which is saying a lot; and as always, Len Cariou is the perfect narrator for Bosch. You will really enjoy it.
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