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The poet

by Connelly, Michael, 1956-

Format: Book on CD 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK F CON
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  CD-BK F CON

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 ( Red Dragon , 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 novel 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In Connelly's best-selling thriller, crime reporter Jack McEvoy sets out to prove that his cop brother didn't kill himself, but he winds up tracking a serial killer, dubbed the Poet, who forces his victims to leave suicide notes drawn from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. A riveting novel in The Silence of the Lambs tradition. (Connelly's latest, set in L.A., is reviewed in this issue's Upfront section.)"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a departure from his crime novels featuring LAPD's Harry Bosch, Connelly (The Last Coyote) sets Denver journalist Jack McEvoy on an intricate case where age-old evils come to flower within Internet technology. Jack's twin brother, Sean, a Denver homicide detective obsessed with the mutilation murder of a young woman, is discovered in his car, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot, with a cryptic note written on the windshield. Jack's investigation uncovers a series of cop suicides across the country, all of which have in common both the cops' deep concerns over recent cases and their last messages, which have been taken, he quickly determines, from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. As his information reopens cases in Chicago, Baltimore, Dallas, New Mexico and Florida, Jack joins up with a team from the FBI's Behavioral Science Section, which includes sharp, attractive agent Rachel Walling. Connections between the dead cops, the cases they were working on and the FBI profile of a pedophile whom readers know as William Gladden occur at breakneck speed, as Jack and the team race to stay ahead of the media. Edgar-winning Connelly keeps a surprise up his sleeve until the very end of this authoritatively orchestrated thriller, when Jack finds himself in California, caught at the center of an intricate web woven from advanced computer technology and more elemental drives. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects McEvoy, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- United States -- Fiction.
Police murders -- United States -- Fiction.
Journalists -- United States -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Haven, Mich. :Brilliance Corp.,1996
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Schirner, Buck.
Participants/Performers Read by Buck Schirner.
Language English
System Details Compact disc.
Description 12 audio discs (15 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1423323246 (library ed.) :
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