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Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long. First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder. Then a city councilman's son is found dead - fallen or pushed from a hotel window - and he insists on Bosch taking the case despite the two men's history of enmity. The cases are unrelated but they twist around each other like the double helix of a DNA strand. One leads to the discovery of a killer operating in the city for as many as three decades; the other to a deep political conspiracy that reached back into the dark history of the police department.
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I enjoyed this book, as a Michael Connelly fan I was not disappointed. His characters are strong, (I am very fond of Bosch). Good story with twists. My only gripe was the laboured style of the narrator - his slow, almost 'patronising' tones really irritated me.
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loved it. couldnt put it down. cant wait to start the next book in series.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
History repeats itsef, bosch on autopilot with gps, perhaps the best would to let him retire.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
It was not borring, if you never read or listend to a harry bosch novel before, you would be happy. For the rest of us business as useual.
What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?
The best part was in fact len carlovs performance, im full of admiration.
Could you see The Drop being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?