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Fighting crime, politics with integrity

Michael Connelly, a former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, is the author of more than two dozen novels. Michael Connelly, a former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, is the author of more than two dozen novels. (TERRILL LEE LANKFORD)
By Chuck Leddy
Globe Correspondent / November 29, 2011
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Michael Connelly is an undisputed master of the police procedural. A one-time crime reporter for The Los Angeles Times, Connelly, author of some two dozen novels (including “The Lincoln Lawyer’’), knows the workings of the LAPD and the streets of the City of Angels like he knows his own name. In “The Drop,’’ Connelly displays a sure-footed, suspense-fueled, noir novel that will keep readers turning pages into the darkest hours.

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THE DROP

By Michael Connelly

Little, Brown, 388 pp., $27.99