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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOSCH SERIES AND THE LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES "Michael Connelly...has the nerve and timing of a whole SWAT team."--New York Times "Michael Connelly...adds the intricate plotting and perfect-pitch dialogue that keeps The Scarecrow scary. Together, they hook the reader early and never let up."-- Philadelphia Inquirer "An addictive read that, once it grabs you in those first few pages, won't let go of you."--Boston Globe Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent. Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar-and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.
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Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-one novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Late Show and Two Kinds of Truth. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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Bestseller Connelly comments on the plight of print journalism in a nail-biting thriller featuring reporter Jack McEvoy, last seen in 2004's The Narrows. When Jack is laid off from the L.A. Times with 14 days' notice to tie up loose ends, he decides to go out with a bang. What starts as a story about the wrongful arrest of a young gangbanger for the brutal rape and murder of an exotic dancer turns out to be just the tip of an iceberg that takes McEvoy from the Nevada desert to a futuristic data-hosting facility in Arizona. FBI agent Rachel Walling, with whom he worked on a serial killer case in 1996's The Poet, soon joins the hunt, but as the pair uncover more about the killer and his unsettling predilections, they realize that they too are being hunted. With every switch between McEvoy's voice and the villain's, Connelly ratchets up the tension. This magnificent effort is a reminder of why Connelly is one of today's top crime authors. 8-city author tour. (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Connelly has done it again. Reporter Jack McEvoy, the hero of Connelly's earlier novel, The Poet, is back in a chilling new mystery. The latest casualty of corporate downsizing at the Los Angeles Times, Jack decides to end his career with a story about a young drug dealer's arrest for and confession to murder. A phone call from an angry relative gets him to investigate the old case further, and Jack stumbles upon a high-profile serial killer case that might save his job, assuming he can survive long enough to solve it. The newspaper industry is on the verge of collapse these days, and ex-newspaperman Connelly here tackles the subject head-on while juggling an intricate mystery at the same time. He wisely focuses on McEvoy to tell the story, with the occasional interlude from the mastermind behind the attacks, making the narrative terrifying and compelling at the same time. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/09.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Ingenious...twisted brilliance. Washington Post" Crime fiction at its best. Miami Herald" High-grade entertainment. Boston Globe" This guy writes commercial fiction so well, he's going to end up on the "literature" shelves along with Poe if he plays his cards right, and here's one reader who hopes he does.--Los Angeles Times on The Poet Showcases Connelly's powerful storytelling...one terrific novel.--Houston Chronicle on The Poet Pulse-pounding...Connelly is one of those masters of structure who can keep driving the story forward, paragraph by paragraph, in runaway-locomotive style.--USA Today on The Poet Infernally ingenious...an irresistibly readable thriller.--New York Times on The Poet Magnificent...a nail-biting thriller...Connelly ratchets up the tension...a reminder of why [he] is one of today's top crime authors.--Publishers Weekly High-grade entertainment.--Boston Globe Crime fiction at its best.--Miami Herald Ingenious...twisted brilliance.--Washington Post Connelly has the nerve and timing of a whole SWAT team.--New York Times Book Review High-grade entertainment. Boston Globe" Crime fiction at its best. Miami Herald" Ingenious...twisted brilliance. Washington Post"

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