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
I listened to some other Michael Connelly novels before and I was unimpressed.....but this one was really good. The plot was interesting and credible and full of surprises. I'm into character development as well as plot and this one satisfied me on that score also. Only one complaint....the narrator was more of a distraction than an enhancement. I know he's supposed to sound like a tough guy, but it sounded like he needed to be connected to an oxygen tank! Imagine Don Corleone narrating a story and you'll get the idea.....not very convincing when doing female voices.
Yes, I love Michael Connelly USUALLY
His voice. Hard to listen to. I get the part that Bosch's voice is gravelly, but oh my, this is a voice I could not warm to.
So very unlike other Michael Connelly books. The storylines didnt seem to mesh together in any way. I could hardly stay interested. So many repeat tactics. and I dont like Len Cariou's voice
.He sounds the way I expect Harry to sound (a little world weary)
When Ervin Erving confrionted Harry about dropping the case and Harry realized he had been used.
The different voices he gave the different characters makes it seem more like dialogue.
Yes the audio is better, I love to read, but the audio is so much easier. You get the feel for the characters and how they feel toward each other.
I would say one of the most memorable for me was the bus scene. When Pell was choking Hardy with the chains. Pell wasn't a good guy but he was really trying to bury his past.
Yes I have. I really like all of his narrations.
This is really a good one.
Ofc - Harry!
Harry - I could very much hear Len's voice as Harry. Very well done.
Yes but it's too long for that. Got me through jury duty, though!
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.
Save your credit.
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.
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