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Description du produit
LOS ANGELES - SERVICE DES AFFAIRES NON RÉSOLUES
Ce service enquête sur des meurtres qui ont été commis à Los Angeles au cours des cinquante dernières années. Les 10 000 affaires non résolues sont classées par année et réparties entre cinq équipes de deux détectives. Leur tâche consiste à réétudier chaque affaire avec les moyens techniques et scientifiques dont la police dispose aujourd'hui. Harry Bosch et son partenaire David Chu constituent la sixième équipe, appelée «équipe volante», et s'occupent, quant à eux, du surplus d'affaires et des enquêtes spéciales. Harry Bosch, qui attend avec impatience de se voir confier une nouvelle affaire, est appelé dans le bureau de sa supérieure hiérarchique qui lui communique des résultats d'analyse surprenants concernant un meurtre qui date de 1989...
Christmas came once a month in the Open-Un-solved Unit. That was when the lieutenant made her way around the squad room like Santa Claus, parceling out the assignments like presents to the squad's six detective teams. The cold hits were the lifeblood of the unit. The teams didn't wait for callouts and fresh kills in Open-Unsolved. They waited for cold hits.
The Open-Unsolved Unit investigated unsolved murders going back fifty years in Los Angeles. There were twelve detectives, a secretary, a squad room supervisor, known as the whip, and the lieutenant. And there were ten thousand cases. The first five detective teams split up the fifty years, each pair taking ten randomly chosen years. Their task was to pull ail the unsolved homicide cases from their assigned years out of archives, evaluate them and submit long-stored and forgotten evidence for reanalysis with contemporary technology. Ail DNA submissions were handled by the new regional lab out at Cal State. When DNA from an old case was matched to an individual whose genetic profile was carried in any of the nation's DNA data-bases, it was called a cold hit. The lab put cold hit notices in the mail at the end of every month. They would arrive a day or two later at the Police Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles. Usually by 8 a.m. that day, the lieutenant would open the door of her private office and enter the squad room. She carried the envelopes in her hand. Each hit sheet was mailed individually in a yellow business envelope. Generally, the envelopes were handed to the same detectives who had submitted the DNA evidence to the lab. But sometimes there were too many cold hits for one team to handle at once. Sometimes detectives were in court or on vacation or on leave. And sometimes the cold hits revealed circumstances that required the utmost finesse and experience. That was where the sixth team came in. Detectives Harry Bosch and David Chu were the sixth team. They were floaters. They handled overflow cases and special investigations.
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- ASIN : B005I4WBT6
- Éditeur : Orion (27 octobre 2011)
- Langue : Anglais
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 401 pages
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It's very rare that I award 5 stars but with Bosch books I can do no less. I'm already looking forward to the next one.
As Harry and his partner pursue answers to both cases, political conspiracies, a new love interest and silent killers are unearthed leading to a chilling climax for Harry and his young partner.
Certainly a gripping as far as the Bosch novels go, my only criticism (which has grown from novel 1) is the often formal language structure that Connelly uses such as 'Thank You' instead of 'thanks' between 'established' friend characters and often referencing character's names in a spoken sentence when the characters in the scene have already been established, but that is just myself being a bit picky.
The Drop features two main plots with two cases getting equal time. The first is a cold case hit. Harry is handed a case with a new DNA match. The murder and a rape of a young women has gone unsolved for years but now the Open Unsolved Unit have made a DNA match and a suspect has been named. The DNA matches a convicted rapist however in a twist the suspect would have been just eight years old at the time of the crime. Harry is brought in to take over the case and to find out if the lab has made a mistake and if not to find out how an eight year old can leave DNA on the victim of a rape and murder.
In the second case Councillor Irvin, one of Harry's long term enemies and a long term thorn in the side of the LAPD, has asked for Harry personally to be the lead investigator into the death of his son. The Councillors son has checked into a high class hotel and is found dead on the pavement outside. All the signs point to suicide but Irvin uses Harry's belief that "everyone counts or no one counts" to demand that Harry find out exactly what happened to his son in that hotel room. The case is as political as it is challenging. Pressure is placed on Harry from Irvin, from his partner and from the chief of police. Harry however will not be swayed or pressured from getting the truth.
The relationship between Harry and his young daughter is also at the centre of this book. Harry is constantly thinking about her and the few scenes that the two are in together are wonderfully written and provide an extra layer to the Harry Bosch character
Once again Connelly has written a fantastic story and a great novel. The two cases are both very, very well written and the moving from case to case keeps the book moving at a fantastic pace and the phrase page turner may have been invented for this book! I could not put it down. Without giving away too much Connelly also produces one of the most shocking and fantastic endings in the whole series.
All in all this is a wonderful book. I would recommend it to any fans of either Michael Connelly or the crime genre in general.