Book Review of The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, Bk 2)

The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, Bk 2)
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Jack McEvoy was once a hotshot crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times when he cracked the case on The Poet, but true with todays economy, becomes a victim in the set of layoffs. Jack receives a two week notice and has to train his replacement, Angela, a new reporter with a smaller salary. Isn't that a smack in the face? Jack decides to go out with a bang and give the paper a reason to believe they made a big mistake in letting him go, by writing a murder story that will highlight his career.

Jack connects a trunk murder to an earlier murder in Las Vegas and takes off running with his biggest story in over twelve years. Once in Las Vegas Jack realizes he's onto a killer that has long since worked under police and FBI radar and has some how set off a digital trip wire. The killer knows he is coming and is trying to set up road blocks to throw Jack off and eliminate any and all problems.

Jack has no choice but to find some help so he gives Rachel Walling of the FBI a call. He has not seen or spoken to her in the twelve years since they shared a short affair while cracking the case of The Poet. Meanwhile, Jacks replacement at the paper, Angela, is murdered. Will Rachel and the FBI help Jack find this killer or will he go down for the murder as the trunk killer, once Angela is found dead under his own bed?

This book was very well written. I have to say that right off hand, I couldn't think of another Michael Connelly book that I had read. This book made me go look up all other books that he has wrote because it made me want to read more from him. I realized that I had read a few of his stories before but apparently none that had caught my attention and reigned me in the way this book did. Michael Connelly has a new fan and I can't wait to read more!