With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined "the top rank of a new generation of crime writers" (
Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet - a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thomas Harris (
Silence of the Lambs) and James Patterson (
Along Came a Spider)
Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work - a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of "suicide notes" drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime - except that "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him. . .
Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense novelist working today.
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As a frequent reader of Connelly books, I enjoyed this book. The only regret that I had was that I didn't read this book before reading The Scarecrow. It has many references to "The Poet" which I didn't benefit from since I read this after the Scarecrow. Good book for the long commutes to the office and back.
Great suspense novel!
I thought it was great! Very suspenseful and creepy. A good story with a good mystery. Was easy to listen to and the narrator was fantastic.
I was disapointed. Its a dry read. I listened to many of Connelley's books. I was not pleased with this one. Save your money.