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The drop [sound recording]
Connelly, Michael
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From Publishers' Weekly:

In Edgar-winner Connelly's compulsively readable and deeply satisfying 17th Harry Bosch novel (after 2010's The Reversal), Harry, still a member of the LAPD's "Open-Unsolved Unit," pursues two investigations. A recently unearthed DNA hit connects the 1989 murder of a young woman with Clayton Pell, a convicted sexual predator. But Pell couldn't have committed the crime because he was eight years old at the time. Meanwhile, Irv Irving, a city councilman and LAPD nemesis, wants Harry to look into the apparent suicide of his 46-year-old son, George, a well-connected lobbyist. The case smacks of politics ("high jingo," Harry calls it), but he and partner David Chu do a by-the-book investigation to determine whether George fell from the seventh floor of the Chateau Marmont or was pushed. 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. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

In Connelly's 17th Harry Bosch procedural, the Los Angeles police detective has been placed on the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). Although facing retirement in three years, Bosch seeks challenging cases to test his mental, physical, and moral strength. Good for Harry, he gets two: the DNA match of an eight-year-old boy associated with the rape of a teenage girl in 1989 and the surprising death of a city councilman's son, who was pushed or had fallen from a hotel window. Connelly tightly twists the two cases with conflicting power grabs, plausible procedural barriers, and unexpected snafus to support his credible plot. Furthering his noble cause to root out evil, Bosch exhibits an unshakable and highly respected integrity that will not be swayed from the truth. Verdict If Connelly's engaging plot doesn't hit you between the eyes, Bosch's insights and integrity will. Mystery fans as well as general readers will appreciate this engrossing novel. Order multiple copies. [See Prepub Alert, 5/16/11.]-Jerry Miller, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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