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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0446556696
ISBN-13: 9780446556699
Sku: 230403928
Publish Date: 10/16/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 4L x 1.25T
Pages:  483
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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. OStarts with a bang and stays strong all the way through.ON"New York Times." Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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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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Ever since 1972, Hieryonymus--Harry to his friends and enemies--Bosch has been working cases for the LAPD. Now, he is approaching retirement, but he's still a fierce detective whose investigative style retains aspects of the lessons he learned during his years in the army. So, when Bosch lands two cases simultaneously, he embraces the challenge. The first has to do with new evidence matching the DNA of a 29-year-old convicted rapist with the DNA of the perpetrator in an unsolved 1989 rape and murder. Either this sick man committed a vicious crime at the age of eight--or the crime lab is a mess. Either scenario presents complications for Bosch. The second case involves the apparent suicide of a local politician's son, but the tragic situation reeks of conspiracy. Michael Connelly, brings all his expertise to THE DROP, weaving the details of these two plots together, as Bosch uncovers the sordid details of both crimes.
Author Bio
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.

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"All of Connelly's considerable strengths are on display: the keen eye for detail and police procedure, lots of local L.A. color, clever plotting, and--most important--the vibrant presence of Harry Bosch." 09/26/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0483
Product attributePublisher:   Grand Central Publishing
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