has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD,and hewants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning,he gets two.
1989 rapeand murder matchesa 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'sDNA 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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sumof its parts....Connelly writes true-to-life fiction about true crime. What makes
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crme stories ring true is that they're never really over." ( Janet Maslin, New York Times ) "Thank God for Michael Connelly....Connelly retains his journalistic gifts; his eye for detail is spot on....Taken together, his 22 novels form an indispensible, compelling chronicle of L.A." ( Jonathan Shapiro, Los Angeles Times ) "Mr. Connelly,a former journalist, isa master of mixing realistic details of police work and courtroom procedure withthe private feelings and personal lives of his protagonists, and of building suspense even as he evokesthe somber poetry inherent
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battlingthe dark side." ( Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal ) "Anotherof Connelly's brilliant Los Angeles crime novels." ( Les Roberts, Cleveland Plain Dealer ) "Connelly's prose is so smooth that it looks easy....The product of a master fully in command of his craft." ( Robin Vidimos, Denver Post ) "Connelly knows his way around apolice 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 )
Shelfari edited the description of The Drop Friday, March 11, 2011.