Michael Connelly has spent the last couple of years tending to Mickey Haller, the Hollywood defense attorney whose stories have made a successful jump from the New York Times best sellers list to the big screen, due in part to Matthew McConaughy’s brilliant portrayal in “The Lincoln Lawyer.”
Connelly has also had a good run with Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch.
His 17th Bosch novel, “The Drop,” finds the aging detective juggling two cases, working diligently at being a single dad to a teenage daughter and trying to find his way back into the dating game.
Bosh has been assigned to a 1989 brutal rape and murder, which has gone unsolved. New DNA evidence, however, points to a convicted felon who was only eight years old at the time the crime was committed. A lot of pieces to a violent puzzle have to fall into place before Harry and his new partner, David Chu, can nail the bad guy. However, just as they get a good bead on the case, the son of a Los Angeles city councilman takes a dive from a balcony of Hollywood’s famous Chateau Marmount.
Even though the councilman and Bosch are sworn enemies, the politician demands Bosch be the one to head the investigation into his son’s death. The conflicts arising from the case – and its ensuing consequences – leave Harry in a real predicament. Who can he trust with the truth?
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