The Drop

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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By June (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★★★ · January 08, 2012
This is how much I enjoy Michael Connelly's "Harry Bosch" series - I bought a hardcopy and gifted to myself as a Christmas present. I couldn't wait to hop into bed with Harry. I savored each page and even reread a few the next night to set the flavor of the evening's reading. Connelly is at his f... ...more
By James (Scottsdale, AZ) · ★★★★☆ · December 03, 2012
This is another excellent entry in Michael Connelly's series featuring LAPD homicide detective, Harry Bosch.

Bosch, who had earlier retired from the department is now back under the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). He has a little more than three years left before he will be forced to retir... ...more
By Jane (Chicago, IL) · ★★★★★ · December 13, 2011
Not much action or adrenaline, but excellent police procedural investigating. I smiled a lot.

One of the reasons I gave this 5 stars might be because I have read all the other Bosch books, and I miss him. I was so happy to have another book to read, but also it was very good. One thing I love abou... ...more
By Robert (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · January 03, 2014
Few things bring me greater pleasure than stumbling across free books. One might even say I have a sickness or disease for which there is no cure in this life or the next. But I’ve learned to live with my disease and so has my wife. So when I happened upon THE DROP on the other side of the TSA li... ...more
By Linda (Coventry, CT) · ★★★☆☆ · January 17, 2012
Detective Harry Bosch is contemplating retirement - again. The Deferred Retirement Option Plan (The DROP) gives him another 39 months. He enjoys his work with LA's Open-Unsolved unit, working on cases that went cold up to 50 years ago. Currently he's trying to solve the 1989 murder of a young wom... ...more
By Pamela · ★★☆☆☆ · April 06, 2012
I've read--or rather listened to--all of Michael Connelly's books. Yep...all the Bosch, all the Haller, all the stand alones, everything except the short stories. With a few--very few--exceptions, they've been pretty much amazing.

This is the first I've read, and the first and only Bosch I've been... ...more
By Daniel · ★★★★★ · February 21, 2012
The newest in the popular (with me too) Harry Bosch series has Harry working two cases, one old, one new, and only our hero can bridge the gap between old school and new when it comes to good old fashioned gum shoe field work that gets results. Connelly, clearly at the top of his game with this g... ...more
By Eric · ★★★★☆ · February 23, 2012
Michael Connelly has squeezed a lot of stories out of Harry Bosch, and looks to be trying to retire the character while he is still in prime form, giving Bosch only a few years until being forced into retirement in The Drop, which actually refers to the retirement -- Deferred Retirement Option Pl... ...more
By Steve (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★★★☆ · February 23, 2012
So, back on 10-31-2011 I put this book on hold and today I finished it, 2-23-2012.
Loved it.!!!!
Of course it is a aging Harry.
He still jumps in where angels fear to tread ( or something like that)
Another poignant ending.

It just came out October 2011, I just put a hold at the library and I am #469... ...more
By Cathy (Saint Augustine, FL) · ★★★★☆ · August 11, 2014
I've found in this series, some are great reads, some pretty good but none are bad or boring both of which I simply can't read.

Three books to go and will have finished this series. So I'm looking forward, kind of, to that.

As usual, a great storyline and Harry learns something new about himself.... ...more