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The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1)
The Poet - Jack McEvoy, Bk 1
Author: Michael Connelly
Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer&...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316153980
ISBN-10: 0316153982
Publication Date: 1/1996
Pages: 434
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Little Brown Co (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A truly engrossing thriller. Michael Connelly has moved away from Harry Bosch for a really super read. I could not put the book down without wanting to finish whatever else I was doing, and get back to the plot. The characters are rich and fulfilling; the entire book is full of twists and turns that are delicious! It is really a great book and true to its genre.
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Helpful Score: 4
Another departure for Michael Connelly, but only in terms of the focus of the novel. Here a reporter takes center stage and outshines bored cops in his effort to track down his brother's (a cop) killer. And talk about layers of the onion! Connelly is a master at plot twists that only engage the reader further rather than distract. Buckle up when you sit down to read this one.
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Helpful Score: 3
Fifth book by Michael Connolly. First outside of Harry Bosch LAPD realm. At the time cutting edge computer thriller, now it is a little dated. However, doesn't interfer with enjoyment of tightly crafted thriller.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book. Keeps your attention right up to the end.
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Great read for Michael Connelly readers!
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Great Book!
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Great story line that flowed smoothly throughout the book. A real page turner for me as Jack tries to discover what has happened to his twin brother, the cop. The reporter from a small town paper makes some interesting discoveries that lead the FBI to become involved in the cases of several cops who have supposedly committed suicide. Throw in a budding relationship with the FBI agent and you have the prefect book.
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What can I say, it's Connelly! Great book, no Bosch. Introduces Agent Rachel Walling, who turns up in later books.

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