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4.00007448234768 out of 54.00007448234768 out of 54.00007448234768 out of 54.00007448234768 out of 54.00007448234768 out of 5 4.00 (13,426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Len Cariou Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Drop is one of those Harry Bosch books that starts with a bang and stays strong all the way through.”

    New York Times

  • “In The Drop, Connelly displays a sure-footed, suspense-fueled noir novel that will keep readers turning pages into the darkest hours.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Mr. Connelly is superb at building suspense through the accretion of detail.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Connelly gives yet another virtuoso performance in how to write crime novels (this is his twenty-fourth and one of his most skillful yet).”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • The Drop is another winner from Connelly, one of the best crime story writers on the scene today. Each new novel refines his talent and makes its story one to be remembered. So get ready to celebrate. Connelly has a new book and Harry is back. Hallelujah!”

    Huffington Post

  • “Bosch is one of the best detectives in crime fiction, and Connelly continues to amaze with his latest effort.”

    Associated Press

  • “A lesser novelist would have manipulated the cases to connect with each other. Connelly’s more subtle strategy is to allow each case to get to Harry in ways that further define his character.”

    Columbus Dispatch

  • “Connelly continues to show why he is one of the best living crime writers in The Drop.”

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • “Master crime writer Connelly gives his favorite detective two cases to solve—and doubles the suspense.”


  • “Michael Connelly is the undisputed master of police procedural thrillers, and this latest episode in the colorful life of Harry Bosch is quite literally unputdownable.”

    Independent (Ireland)

  • “He’s the master of the American crime thriller, and this positively pulses with electri­fying and relentless tension.”

    Peterborough Evening Telegraph (UK)

  • “The author’s sure-footed and psychologically incisive writing provides yet another solid, satisfying example of suspenseful and agile storytelling, delivered with his trademark tight style and craftsmanship.”

    Mystery Scene magazine

  • “Connelly’s aging hero is a flawed, haunted, and unforgettable character; his creator is a master craftsman.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “As usual, Harry is in the midst of the trouble and at the top of the fray. Well-written; strong, memorable characters; a solid entry in a resilient series.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “All of Connelly’s considerable strengths are on display: the keen eye for detail and police procedure, lots of local LA color, clever plotting, and—most important—the vibrant presence of Harry Bosch.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

  • “Readers love to root for the antiestablishment, bureaucrat-hating Bosch—there’s some high jingo in every office, after all—but where Connelly really excels is at giving us both sides of the equation. Does Harry’s complete unwillingness to bend cause more harm than it saves? Connelly makes us think about that, even though we’d much rather celebrate Harry’s never-give-an-inch approach to life. Crime fiction with a dose of the ambiguity-sodden real world.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “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. 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.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the December 2011 Indie Next List
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Kirkus Reviews u201cNew and Notable Titleu201d, November 2011
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, December 2011
  • An 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle Young | 2/16/2014

    " Not my favorite Harry Bosch novel, but it was still a good read. I have yet to find one in the Harry Bosch series that wasn't good. Wish they would make this series into a movie series!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura Norman | 2/16/2014

    " I love Harry, reading the book is like spending time with an old friend. was definetly a bit different from normal no immediate danger to Harry or his daughter but the descriptions of the mental things Harry went through was impressive. I can't wait for the new book in November!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/9/2014

    " Love the book, love Bosch and love Connelly! Keep 'em coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 2/5/2014

    " This book was great. It was gruesome but you can skip over those parts if they bother you. Connelly is terrific. Seems we discovered him late but we're so glad we did. "

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