|‘The Drop’ by Michael Connelly|
BAbove Average (82%)
|Summary of the Reviews:|
|Despite a plot that calls for less action, Connelly shows fresh sides to an old character and keeps his writing in top form in this continuation of the Harry Bosch novels.|
|ISBN: 978-0316069410, Pages: 388|
|Fiction | Mystery/Thriller | Genre Fiction | Series|
THE BOOK JACKET:
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.
|Austin S. Camacho – Washington Independent Review of Books|
Connelly is able to show off his extraordinary ability to build suspense — almost more than a poor reader’s heart can stand, which is just what I’m looking for in this kind of novel.
|Pop Culture Nerd|
Nerd Verdict: Bosch not ready to Drop
|Chuck Leddy – Boston Globe|
In a novel where almost nothing seems clear, one thing emerges: Connelly understands how to deliver a great story of many pieces that coalesce into page-turning literature.
|Oline H. Cogdill – Sun Sentinel|
“The Drop,” the 17th in this series, continues those high standards as Connelly shows how politics seeps into police work, tainting investigations, crime scenes and even friendships.
|Art Taylor – Washington Post|
A haunted quality has always been one of the chief attractions of Connelly’s series and of Bosch’s character, and this latest entry hardly fails to deliver. But because both author and character shy away from some big issues, the novel ends up not being truly good to the last drop.
|Janet Maslin – New York Times|
Once it picks up full momentum, this book hurtles toward a dramatic search, a big switcheroo, a frame-up, a betrayal and a case of mistaken identity — the neat tricks familiar from many of Mr. Connelly’s other stories.
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.
|The Independent (Ireland)|
Michael Connelly is the undisputed master of police procedural thrillers and this latest episode in the colourful life of Harry Bosch is quite literally unputdownable.