The Drop

Hardcover | November 28, 2011

byMichael Connelly

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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.

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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 possib...

Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1New York TimesbestsellersThe Fifth Witness, The Reversal,The Scarecrow,The Brass Verdict, andThe Lincoln Lawyer,as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in Ca...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:November 28, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The drop Book was entertaining and pretty good. But I dislike have excerpts from other books at the end. It makes it hard to close the book and go to reading something else. For that reason I may not buy any more from this author.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The drop. His books are never disappointing. Love it
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Great Bosch reading
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The drop Great read. Micheal Connelly is one of my favorite writers.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The drop This man, Michael Connelly, is an amazing writer keeps you wondering how Harry Bosch the detective is going to solve the Open-Unsolved cases, could not put it down
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good beach read From what I can tell one of the first Dismas Hardy books.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read! I liked it!
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Drop If you can't find something to read turn to Connelly. He's good. Fast paced. I like the people he creates. I find I want to make suggestions to our heroes to help solve the the crimes and think about them when I'm not reading. Now that's involved.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it. 3.5 stars Detective Harry Bosch comes across two cases in one day. One, a cold case, where a DNA sample of blood on the victim traces to someone who would fit the profile exactly... except that he was just a boy when it happened. The other, a suicide – or is it a homicide? – of a local politician's son. This was the first book in this series that I've read and I liked it. Maybe not enough to start at the beginning and read more of the series, but I won't rule that out completely. I was happy that I was able to follow without having read the earlier books, though. I did find the cold case much more interesting than the suicide/homicide. I also really enjoyed the personal side of Bosch, especially his relationship with his daughter.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Classic Michael Connelly is a household name and his books are well reviewed everywhere so I'm not going to pretend that my thoughts are going to make much of a difference. Connelly is actually on my must-read-in-order list but sometimes I'm loaned a book and feel that I should read and return it in a timely manner, plus his novels are so well written that a person can jump in at any point and not feel left out. I've dabbled in Connelly's work and I've never been disappointed. His plots are tight, his narrative is quick and his characters leap off the page fully formed. Sometimes I like to cast the movie version of the books in my head; I still don't know who should be cast has Harry Bosch. The Drop was another good read, in it Bosch solves two cases both of which have nice surprise twists. Connelly is also good at giving his fans little treats along the way; I really liked his tip of the hat to Castle. Connelly has appeared two or three times, as himself, on the show so it was fun to get a reference in the book. It was a very enjoyable book.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Harry Bosch returns in Michael Connelly's latest book - The Drop. Harry has three years left until mandatory retirement kicks in. He's working in the cold case squad now. When he and his partner Chu get a DNA hit from a twenty year old sample, they think a mistake has been made. The perp is in the system, but he would have been eight years old at the time. But just as they start investigating further, they are told to drop everything to investigate the death of a prominent city counciller's son. The summons comes from the top - Harry calls it 'high jingo' - there are political factions at war and work here. But of course, Harry works both cases. Although I've read everything Connelly has written, this is the first of his books that I've listened to. Len Cariou was the reader. At first I found his slightly sibilant esses annoying, but as I got further into the story, I didn't hear them. His voice is rough and gravelly and immediately brought to mind the mental image I have of Harry. He also handled the other roles well, providing a different voice for each character. The Drop had two great cases as the primary story lines. But it also has secondary plot lines involving Harry's personal life, notably with his daughter Maddie. I am enjoying Harry as a dad. Really, I can't say much more than The Drop is classic Connelly - an excellent read with a character I am quite partial to. And Connelly has left it open for another book with Bosch.
Date published: 2012-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! First time I have read anything by Michael Connelly... The novel was a nail-bitter and I wasn't able to put it down! Great story with fantastic twists that leave you guessing until the end. HIghly Recommended.
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic Michael Connelly tale! Read through it in 3-4 days.
Date published: 2012-01-07

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"Connelly knows his way around a police investigation, and he knows his way around a courtroom. This knowledge makes his stories believable while his writing skills make them come alive....An exciting writer and one we love to read."-Jackie K. Cooper, Huffington Post