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
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.
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.
I listed to Connelly while driving to and from work. Listening to The Drop made me want to keep driving.
Harry's treatment of David was very unfair but, that's Harry and he is my favorite character.
I thought Len's performance was very good.
Will Harry and Hannah get together? He really needs a good woman in his life other than his daughter.
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.
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.
Addicted to Audible!
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.
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NO I would not try another
Boring. No action. Pales compares to previous Bosch stories.
Noone; he does a decent job
No, none at all
Poor effort by Connelly.
Stilted dialogue, overly long explanations and slow moving. Poor narrarator.
Write it himself.
Accent and emphasis on wrong words.
Can't think of any
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.
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