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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 kille...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446602617
ISBN-10: 0446602612
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 447 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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WhenPigsFly avatar reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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.
ProfDon avatar reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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.
reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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.
reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book. Keeps your attention right up to the end.
reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book, though to truly feel I got everything out of it I will probably need to read "The Narrows".
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sfc95 avatar reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 686 more book reviews
I truly enjoyed this thriller which picks up at a good pace half way through and keeps you guessing untilt he end. Ready to read the next book in the series!
rfdudley avatar reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
This book is a mystery/thriller about homicide cops that are dying. Jack MeEvoy is a reporter and his brother is one of the victims. It was written in 1996 so it's a little dated but the story is good. I was surprised by the ending and still a little perplexed over it. All in all a good read...a little long.
MeanJean avatar reviewed The Poet (Jack McEvoy, Bk 1) on + 71 more book reviews
This is the first of the series with Jack McEvoy, a reporter and Rachel Walling, FBI agent. It is a good suspenseful thriller.


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