Saturday, July 2, 2016
The Drop by Michael Connelly
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.
The Drop is the second of Michael Connelly's book that I read in recent years. The first was The Overlook read about four years ago. The Overlook also features the same character but I guess he wasn't a very memorable character as I am not able to recall anything about him.
The Drop however, left an impression as it's a very thrilling thriller. It started off very well with the possibility of a crime and also investigation of a crime from a cold case. There wasn't any connection but the movement from one case to another was very fluid and exceptionally captivating.
Harry Bosch wasn't a very nice person but where being a cop is concerned, I guess he is a good cop.
I highly recommend this book to those looking for a thriller.