|Drop, the (2011) [Novel]|
by Michael Connelly
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(From the publisher):
Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - the Deferret Retirement Option Plan - and been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD. Seeing the end of the mission coming, Bosch wants cases more fiercely than ever and in one morning he gets two.
First, DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches that of a twenty-nine-year-old convicted rapist. Was he involved in the crime when he was only eight, or has something gone terribly wrong with the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compormise all of the lab'ws DNA cases currently in court.
Then Bosch and his partner are called by the chief of police himself to a death scene fraught with internal politics. The son of Councilman Irvin Irving jumped or was dropped from a window at the glamorous Chateau Marmont. Irving, Harry's long time nemesis, now demands that no one but Bosch handle the investigation.
Relentlessly pursuing both cases, which are interwoven like the double helix of a DNA strand, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a sadistic killer operating unknown in the city for more than two decades, and a political conspiracy going back into the dark history of the police department.
With breakneck pacing, realism and intensity that have made Harry Bosch one of crime fiction's most beloved cops, "The Drop" shows once again that "it doesn't get much better than this. Once Connelly has you on board, turning the pages, you won't be able to climb off." (Boston Globe).
Original title: Drop, The
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense