The Poet Author:Michael Connelly With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined "the top rank of a new generation of crime writrs." 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 ... more »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 invertigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and he 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 the "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him.« less
One of Michael Connelly's best. Methodically, clue by clue, Jack McEvoy pieces together the truth behind his brother's suicide, and that of another cop, and another cop, and another cop. Quoting Poe each time, the serial cop killer leaves a suicide note for each of his victims. Two cassettes. A very good book!