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The Drop (Harry Bosch Book 17) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Connelly
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (428 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When evidence links a brutal murder in 1989 to a convicted rapist named Clayton Pell, the case should be watertight. Pell's DNA was found on the victim - but he was only eight years old at the time.

This is not the only mystery Harry Bosch has to solve. A man jumped - or was pushed - from a window. The victim's father is Councilman Irving, who's been intent on destroying Harry's career for years. Now Irving wants Harry to head up the investigation.

Harry uncovers traces of two of the city's deepest secrets: a killer operating for as many as three decades without being detected, and a conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department...

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    brilliant thriller (DAILY RECORD)

    Connelly is good at manipulating the reader's response to his two signature characters (Haller and Bosch) by forcing us to constantly change our minds about the ethics of their behavior - and their juggling with the queasy gradations of right and wrong. (GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

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    The brilliant Michael Connelly incorporates his favourite themes in this double helix of a plot. A serial killer and a dark political conspiracy are unearthed by ageing Harry Bosch THE MIRROR Michael Connelly is the undisputed master of police procedural thrillers and this latest episode in the colourful life of Harry Bosch is quite literally unputdownable IRISH INDEPENDENT Connelly gives yet another virtuoso performance in how to write crime novels (this is his 24th and one of his most skilful yet). -- Carla McKay DAILY MAIL The Drop is a return to form for Michael Connelly MAIL ON SUNDAY 20120101 Connelly is superb at building suspense through the accreditation of detail WALL STREET JOURNAL (Europe) 20111129

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1227 KB
    • Print Length: 401 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1409134288
    • Publisher: Orion (27 Oct. 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1409134288
    • ISBN-13: 978-1409134282
    • ASIN: B005I4WBT6
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (428 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club.
    Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards.
    He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.

    Here are the Harry Bosch novels in series order:

    The Black Echo
    The Black Ice
    The Concrete Blonde
    The Last Coyote
    Trunk Music
    Angels Flight
    A Darkness More Than Night
    City of Bones
    Lost Light
    The Narrows
    The Closers
    Echo Park
    The Overlook
    The Brass Verdict
    Nine Dragons

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    71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Mickeyand Harry - something of a dream team 31 Jan. 2009
    By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE
    Format:Paperback
    Michael Connelly has created some of the most engaging characters in detective/legal fiction and his Bosch series has consistently been well above the general mass of the genre. He has also written several one-off novels, and the last of these, The Lincoln Lawyer" featured Mickey Haller, a defence lawyer with some very "interesting" approaches to his role in the legal system.

    Well, Mickey is back, as I hoped he would be, because he had the promise that his character would stand the kind of development that was given to Harry Bosch. Connelly doesn't disappoint, as we learn more and more about Haller, how he came to be a lawyer and what drives him. I have a feeling this points the way towards another long running series, and the addition of Bosch provides some fascinating possibilities.

    I can't really say too much about the storyline, because I don't want to give anything away for those that haven't read it - the only thing to keep in mind is the basic premise of the tale - everybody lies. Suffice to say that this well up to Connelly's high standards. There are the usual twists, turns and misdirections, with nothing quite as it seems until the final curtain, and that shocking ending. Once you have started it, I doubt you will want to put it down until it's finished.

    As to whether you can enjoy this if you haven't read the previous books, difficult to say because I have - so try to read at least "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "The Last Coyote" first so you can enjoy this to the full - you won't regret it
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    65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Is this the end of the road for Harry Bosch? 1 Nov. 2011
    By D. P. Mankin TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    As ever Michael Connelly pulls out a tremendous page turner of a story. The novel rattles along and as ever there are a couple of twists and turns. But what struck me most about this latest story is the way in which a sense of melancholia underpins the narrative. This is not a spoiler alert. The ending is rather downbeat but this is consistent with the way in which Harry Bosch reflects on his role as a detective and a father. This is a man trying to come to terms with his own mortality (finding time to be a better father) and the extent to which he can still reconcile his own values, his personal integrity, with the values of the LAPD. As I closed the book it struck me that this could very well be the final HB novel - and there's even a hint that the baton may be passed onto the next generation in the very near future. Maybe I'm wrong but ultimately there's only so much mileage in any character. I hope I'm wrong but if not so be it.

    April 2012 I'm pleased to read that I was wrong and a new HB novel, The Black Box, is due out later this year
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    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 July 2009
    By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE
    Format:Paperback
    Michael Connelly has created some of the most engaging characters in detective/legal fiction and his Bosch series has consistently been well above the general mass of the genre. He has also written several one-off novels, and the last of these, The Lincoln Lawyer" featured Mickey Haller, a defence lawyer with some very "interesting" approaches to his role in the legal system.

    Well, Mickey is back, as I hoped he would be, because he had the promise that his character would stand the kind of development that was given to Harry Bosch. Connelly doesn't disappoint, as we learn more and more about Haller, how he came to be a lawyer and what drives him. I have a feeling this points the way towards another long running series, and the addition of Bosch provides some fascinating possibilities.

    I can't really say too much about the storyline, because I don't want to give anything away for those that haven't read it - the only thing to keep in mind is the basic premise of the tale - everybody lies. Suffice to say that this well up to Connelly's high standards. There are the usual twists, turns and misdirections, with nothing quite as it seems until the final curtain, and that shocking ending. Once you have started it, I doubt you will want to put it down until it's finished.

    As to whether you can enjoy this if you haven't read the previous books, difficult to say because I have - so try to read at least "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "The Last Coyote" first so you can enjoy this to the full - you won't regret it
    Was this review helpful to you?
    52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Regulars will enjoy the latest Bosch novel 31 Oct. 2011
    Format:Hardcover
    Detective Bosch is back and investigates two crimes in Connelly's latest novel : the first involves a cold case sexual crime and the second the recent apparent suicide of an influential politician's son.

    This is a great novel with strong investigative elements and just the right amount of often unsavoury politics at many levels.

    One of the beauties of this Connelly novel is the absence of nonsense - there are no Batmobiles and Bosch is not Superman. The story is well-written and well-constructed, with plausible scenarios throughout as Bosch identifies clue after clue in each case. Connelly does exceptionally well in keeping us interested and guessing.

    I really do like Bosch as a character but, at some point, he is going to have to spend a little more time with his daughter and in developing relationships!

    I am not sure the ending is how I would have liked it, but that's about the only "blemish" I could find, and blemish is probably too strong a word. Happily too, no Kindle typo or formatting problems here.

    In short, another great Connelly/Bosch novel. 9/10
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